Low Back Pain

If you’re hanging out with a group of “older” triathletes and you ask if anyone has ever had a problem with their back or currently suffers from low back pain, you’re likely to hear more than a few positive responses. Historically, low back pain has been associated with getting old, as people become weaker, less…

How Much Fluid do You Need on the Bike?

This is one of the more common questions of people racing triathlons, beginners and experienced triathletes alike, how much should you drink during the bike ride? And to be clear and keep it simple, I’m keeping the conversation to “fluid”, which includes water or water plus electrolytes. Adding calories to the picture complicates things, which…

Taking Time Off

Everyone should have a life outside training for and racing triathlons, yet at times it feels that we exist only to do just that. We sleep, eat, train, and rest, over and over, throwing in some work, house chores, significant other face time when we can. We need to remember that triathlon is best addressed…