USA Triathlon will have a new home for the 2013 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Tempe, Arizona. The city of Tempe is excited to be hosting a National Championship and an event the caliber of the Collegiate National Championship. Tempe already has a strong collegiate presence with home of Arizona State University. Saturday, April, 13 will be the Collegiate National Championship race. USA Triathlon will again offer the four-person, draft-legal mixed team relay on Saturday afternoon. Friday, April 12, will be the new addition of the draft legal race for qualified athletes. Read More »
When you attend 2013 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, the racing is only part of the overall triathlon experience. We recognize that the primary reason many of you race is for the camaraderie and fun generated from your triathlon team. We want to capture some of that energy in this video submission competition: the JayBird Journey to Nationals. Read More »
If you’ve raced before, you know how sore you can be the day or two after. Part of that is inevitable—you’ve probably worked pretty hard and your body is going to exhibit some soreness and stiffness. But there are steps you can take to lessen the degree of soreness so that you can get back to the business of training faster.
The first step to recovery begins immediately after the race. Take a cool-down run, no matter how much it hurts and how much you don’t feel like doing it. Just 10 to 15 minutes of super easy running will help your body start processing the waste in your legs. Read More »
The BlueBuds X are almost perfect. The portability, sound quality, functionality, and build quality are top notch. I use them every day almost everywhere I go, and I have over 10 pairs of various headphones and buds to pick from. They’re my go-to buds, bar none. They’re comfortable and almost disappear, meaning you don’t notice having them on, which is exactly what I look for in portable audio. They were absolutely perfect for going to the driving range and getting in the zone without any distractions, perfect for studying, perfect for walking about. Read More »
Running in the cold is another rare art form one must conquer to be successful. Like the heat, running in the cold brings challenges. However these challenges in the winter are placed more on the joints and soft tissue system than the thermoregulatory system. Not adhering and/or listening to Mother Nature will severely impact performance.
Joints and soft tissues do not function in an optimal state when cold. We can remember this because we know we are told to never stretch ‘cold’. The elasticity of the muscles and other tissues is severely restricted with low temps. Read More »
There’s nothing like a pair of Jaybird BlueBuds Xearbuds to help you crank your Lady Gaga or relax to your jazz as you race through your day. These may not be the most stylish-looking earbuds on the market, being that they are made from plastic and rubber, but they are pretty distinctive. The BlueBuds X have a very unique look. First they are actually wireless, using Bluetooth, so the only wire is the one between the pair of earbuds. Also, they come with ‘wings’ to help you keep the buds in your ear. Several different sizes of tips were included, and after some experimenting, the results were great. I find these already give a solid fit and block out sound, but the added wing that you hook into the grooves of your ear is just the extra security you want for headphones that are not attached to anything else. The wings also add to the unique look of the BlueBuds X. Read More »
The person running by you as you drive on your way to work.
Your friend on Facebook posting how amazing their workout was.
Good weather. Read More »
When you hit a wall at the end of a long run, don’t just blame your diet or training regimen. Your brain and neurons also play a surprising role, says new research.
If you train long and hard enough, eventually you may hit a wall—the point when your muscles no longer work at peak performance, even though you still have more to give. But is running out of steam a product of a lack of energy (aka glycogen stores), or is something more at work? Read More »
Test your limits with this brutal, 4-exercise workout circuit.
On most days you head to the gym and ‘do the right thing’. You take out your training log, follow the reps and sets, add a little more weight than last week and walk out the door feeling pretty darn good about yourself. Other days, you’re not quite ‘feeling it’ and you spend less time squatting and more time chatting up the hot chick in the power rack. Hey, it happens. Read More »
Learn to run by feel so you can nail every mile split in a race—or a workout.
When it comes to pacing, top runners aren’t just fast—they’re also very, very consistent. Like finely calibrated metronomes, they quickly dial into a target pace and then hold it steady mile after mile. If you race, this skill is essential: Let the pace lag, and you give up time that you can’t claw back; accelerate too much, and you’ll pay for your exuberance with a late-race fade. If you run simply for fitness, a reliable sense of pace is just as valuable: Channel your inner Goldilocks—not too fast, not too slow, but just right—and you will better achieve the purpose of each workout. Read More »