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I was recently asked the question, "what does an Ironman think about during the race?"
Its a good question because there is just so much happening during an Ironman. There is so much chaos all around you and a hundred distractions. By its very nature the Ironman becomes just as much a mental and emotional battle as well as a physical one.
I truly believe that the majority of novice ironmen train their hearts out, yet fail to realize the importance of how to ...more
For the most part, training for your first Ironman is done and you're in the taper mode.
Your attempt at Ironman immortality is possibly just a week or two away. All the demons are beginning to surface and self-doubt is leading the way. Followed closely by that inevitable question........"What on earth have I gotten myself into?"
Fear not. Its quite possible that pretty well every ironman hopeful has had exactly those same feelings as the big day grows ever closer.
There see ...more
For those to compete in amateur triathlon events they know that they must train every day in order to compete at the higher levels. Often severe winter storms and in the summer hurricanes and hurricane remnants prevent tri-athletes from getting the training they must get in order to stay at the top of their events.
Tri-athletes must stay in shape and increase their endurance if they are to win. They must pound the miles, battle the surf and peddle to extreme. There is no easy way to s ...more
It has recently come to my attention that one of the top online article submission website entrepreneurs is now doing triathlons. Now then having done many foot races in my life and several Biathlons and many Triathlons, I know this can be a very strenuous activity. In fact it can be over whelming for some. Can we afford to have the top online article submission website entrepreneur of all times hurt or injured in such an event?
Who would run the show if the fearless leader gets eaten b ...more
For many, reaching the Ironman finish line just once is their main objective. Certainly its a worthy goal, because it makes you a member of a very special family. More and more novice ironmen are taking up the challenge, but still, it is a very small segment of the world population that will ever experience an Ironman finish line.
However, there are some who return year after year to yet another Ironman and it becomes a constant cycle of training, dieting, racing and sacrificing all el ...more
Picking the right accommodations for your race can have a positive impact on your ironman experience. Here are five important tips to consider when choosing that all important place to stay.
(1)Be sure to book early. The longer you wait to book the less options you leave yourself. Often rooms are booked a year ahead of time. Athletes who know there is a good chance they may return to the same race the next year, will re-reserve a room before they leave town. Even if you're not entirely ...more
For those who work out to their peak at the gym, in sports training or getting ready to run a marathon, they know that the biggest key to becoming better is to accelerate their athletic workout recovery time. It is a fine line, in that if you work out hard every day and even when you are very sore your body does not have time to rebuild and you continually tear down your muscles.
Quick recovery times are a matter of smart workouts, limberness, blood flow, proper diet and attitude, but s ...more