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Triathlon training There are four triathlon distances: sprint, international, half ironman, and ironman. The international distance is the most common: 1.5k (.93mi) swim, 40k (24.8mi) bike, 10k (6.2mi) run. I highly r ...
Jan 28 2007 10:01pm
Things I learned on the way to completing an Ironman Little things I found out while training for Ironman Louisville 2007 - Swimming: People have varying opinions about whether or not shaving your legs makes you a faster cycle ...
Apr 01 2008 11:00am
Ironman Special Needs bags When preparing for my first Ironman at Ironman Canada 2009, it was difficult to find information on what people put in their special needs bags.  Typically, an Ironman race will have a special needs ...
Sep 09 2009 2:12pm
Biggest thing for me in my run bag was clean dry socks. I still got blisters, but they wou ... more
Feb 02 2010 4:21pm
Ironman's vegan diet pumps up body's ability to fight stress Brendan Brazier, the Canadian pro-Ironman triathlete has developed a vegan diet that he thinks enhances his performance. His Thrive Diet focuses on how the body focuses with stress both of rigorous ph ...
Jun 04 2007 2:16am
sugar vs. half and half In the morning I love a cup of good coffee. I have to admit that I put a splash of half and half or heavy whipping cream in the bottom of the cup before I add my coffee. Is using these creamers better ...
Aug 26 2007 12:09pm
Training for your first half-marathon We're all different and can train at different levels. Here are my thoughts for your consideration (I'm assuming you're training for your first half) 1. Work up to 35-40 miles per week, doing one ...
Dec 06 2008 9:38pm
Nearly half of adults who use herbs don't use them correctly About half of the people who use herbal supplements do not use them in recommended levels, according to findings which appear in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings for May. More than 30,000 adults were surve ...
Jun 04 2007 2:16am
Half of Spaniards overweight: ministerial study More than half of the adult population of Spain and one in four youngsters are overweight or obese, according to a ministry of health study released Monday. "Fifty two percent of the adult population ...
May 09 2007 9:57am
My Third Half Marathon I am beginning to train for my third half marathon -- in April. For the past two, I've used common sense to develop a training schedule, but I'd love recommendations for an actual "official" training ...
Jan 24 2007 3:31pm
Oh, and Matt -- thanks -- I think I really am looking to "just finish." I suppose there i ... more
Feb 14 2007 6:39pm
Nike Women's Half Marathon Just moved to the Bay Area and am very excited to run the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco that I know is held every October. However, the last few years it has filled up in just a few da ...
Jan 21 2008 5:00pm