ironman

Science says triathlons are tiring. Well, duh. But now they know WHY they are so tiring, specifically, and give us some ideas on how to strategize for better performance.
I’m not going to lie – I’ve crushed myself over the last two weeks. Getting a result from training is all about one thing – you have to hurt your body so that it repairs and returns stronger.
This week a lighthearted look at some of the things I have learned since starting to train for Ironman. It's what I call The 10 Rules of Cycling. Study up so you don't mess up!
This week I remembered why you shouldn't go running with your girlfriend...especially when your girlfriend runs 20 kilometers at lunch, for fun.
This week I may have actually learned something. After months of struggling with a calf injury, I think I've figured out the secret that will allow me to keep training for Ironman Melbourne.
Every sport has bread and butter sessions - sessions where you learn where exactly you stand in terms of your performance goals. Here are mine, as I continue to train for Ironman.
This week Andrew's calves heal up and he ponders the true meaning of hardstyle training, the balance between anaerobic and aerobic, and how to best optimize training.
This week Andrew looks closer at his swim training and makes some adjustments to his breathing that have a major impact on his aerobic training and aerobic capacity.
Have you ever tried to please two masters? What if those masters were Ironman and RKC training? Here's what I'm doing to try to blend the two.
If you’ve ever seriously prepared for something, you know in your heart what I am about to say next. I suck. But as I've been taught, "It never always gets worse."
I have four levels of training – rest, recovery, fluffy, and full. There are reasons for each and even different levels within “full” that need to be explained.
As Andrew's Ironman training continues he fights two of the biggest obstacles for endurance athletes - boredom and injury. Find out how he is adjusting his training to deal with both.
I have my place in Ironman Melbourne and it's time to make a plan. A training schedule, a plan for how fast I'm going to run, how I'm going to sleep and eat. I'll also share my goals!
Hindsight really is 20/20. I made a lot of mistakes when I first started training. These are some of the tips I wish someone had given me when I first started down this endurance path.
I will think of every excuse in the book to avoid a workout. It’s a battle I believe we all face. Here’s a few tricks I pull on myself to try to avoid the lack of motivation pitfall.
Our newest Athlete Journal - Julie Warren, ultra-endurance athlete. Ever think to yourself, "Why do they DO that?" Julie gives us her answer in her first entry and it's not quite what you think.