5 Creative Things We’ve Seen Endurance Athletes Use For Nutrition
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by Jim Joyner
1M ago
We all know that doing a triathlon or running or cycling race takes a lot out of you. The longer the race, the more you need to strike that balance between keeping yourself nourished and keeping your gut happy. It can be a challenge staying fueled and hydrated during long events. As you can imagine, we ... Read more The post 5 Creative Things We’ve Seen Endurance Athletes Use For Nutrition first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Open Water Swim Tips
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by Von Collins
2M ago
If you want to be a competitive triathlete, you need to be comfortable with the open water swims. In addition to racing in triathlons, I regularly volunteer to help with the swim leg of local triathlons.  Being on a lifeguard boat gives me a unique vantage point on how the triathletes are doing in the ... Read more The post Open Water Swim Tips first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Vittoria Corsa Pro vs. Corsa Speed vs. Continental 5000 Road Bike Tires
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by Jim Joyner
3M ago
The Vittoria Corsa Pro and Vittoria Corsa Speed, alongside the Continental 5000, have emerged as the leading options for avid cyclists who need the best speed from their tires. These tires are all designed to provide good speed and acceleration on various road conditions, but they also have some subtle differences that are worth knowing ... Read more The post Vittoria Corsa Pro vs. Corsa Speed vs. Continental 5000 Road Bike Tires first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Shifting from Indoor to Outdoor Cycling
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by Jim Joyner
3M ago
You’ve been training indoors, getting your conditioning up and doing structure bike workouts. You probably have a decent base built, but are ready to get outside and work on your endurance. How do you known when is the right time? And what do you need to know before you hit the pavement or trails? Indoor ... Read more The post Shifting from Indoor to Outdoor Cycling first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Foam Rolling for Runners
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by Von Collins
3M ago
In any circle of runners, there is constant talk about foam rolling. In a day and age where we have so much technology to help us with our workouts, from sport watches to electrolyte drinks, the fact is that a primitive piece of foam can sometimes be the most effective therapy around. A foam roller ... Read more The post Foam Rolling for Runners first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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What to Wear for Cold Weather Cycling
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by Jim Joyner
3M ago
I’ve done my share of cold weather rides, be it pure winter rides on a fat bike or those fall or spring rides when it looks warmer than it really is. I’ve learned it is a delicate balance of being cold or overdressing, neither of which are good. The art and science involved in dressing ... Read more The post What to Wear for Cold Weather Cycling first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Tempo vs. Threshold vs. VO2 Max Workouts for Runners and Cyclists
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by Von Collins
3M ago
In the running, cycling, or triathlon worlds, you hear lots of terms thrown around when it comes to training.  Temp, threshold, VO2 max, FTP, Zone 2, training stages. I want to focus on three types of workouts that every athlete should understand:  Tempo, threshold, and VO2 max. Before going into some explanation, I should stress ... Read more The post Tempo vs. Threshold vs. VO2 Max Workouts for Runners and Cyclists first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Should Endurance Athletes Cold Plunge?
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by Von Collins
4M ago
Cold plunges are popular, in fact they are seemingly everywhere. My big health club now has a 12-person cold plunge pool. The local Crossfit place has a cold plunge next to their sauna. I read of more and more people who created a home cold plunge tub. Do cold plunges work?  And does it make ... Read more The post Should Endurance Athletes Cold Plunge? first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Schrader Valves vs. Presta Valves
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by Jim Joyner
4M ago
I’ve seen it a few times. I get someone setup on their beginner road bike, their first one ever. They start looking over the bike, and get to the wheels, look at the valve, and ask “what’s this?!” There are two main types of bike wheel valves: The Schrader valve and the Presta valve. Both ... Read more The post Schrader Valves vs. Presta Valves first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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Bike Fitting: Cost and What to Exect
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by Von Collins
4M ago
Bike fitting is an underrated service, and honestly one that more cyclists should get. In this article, I’ll give you an idea of what a bike fitting should cost, and what you can expect from the fitting session. I know lots of cyclists who have cycled for years without a real bike fitting, and when ... Read more The post Bike Fitting: Cost and What to Exect first appeared on Complete Tri ..read more
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