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Goggle Video Review

Here’s a video review I did taking a look at my Tyr Socket Rocket goggles and my new Tyr Special Ops goggles.

 

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Working out through life’s big changes

It’s been a while since i posted last and even though I really wanted to post here a few times, I just haven’t had the time. I posted a while back that I just got a new job and the change has really affected our schedule and everything. Working out had been more difficult over the past few months, but I still was able to get some good ones in each week. Since starting the new job, it’s become even harder to get time in for exercise. I still have my homework for grad school to do each week and now I have less time to do it in because of my work schedule. I have more time on the weekends, but that’s not enough time to get everything done in alone. I’ve been getting up early and working on school and I did get one early morning run in this past week, so I’m going to try to get things more figured out with a weekly schedule. Continue reading »

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Cycling Tips.com – Five Sports Nutrition Myths

This is always an interesting topic for me. So much of what we do as athletes revolves around nutrition and staying hydrated so we’re always trying to figure out how to stay on top of things. This article hits a few of the bigger myths that we all think about. I know I’ve often wondered about the point of electrolytes in every type of food you can want. Definitely worth the read!

Here’s the link: http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/08/five-sports-nutrition-myths/

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Triathlete Magazine – Refine Your Swim Kick

I’m horrible at kicking when I swim. I admit. I really stink at this. Seriously, I stink. It’s so bad that The Coach actually thinks it slows me down some when I swim! When we do our workouts and I do a pull set without kicking, I can keep pretty close with her. When we do a kick set, She’s more then double my speed! So this article is pretty cool because it gives some practical tips for getting your kicking up to the level it should be at. I think I’ll be printing this one off and bringing it with me to the pool next time!

You can check out the article here: Triathlete Magazine – Refine Your Swim Kick

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Triathlete Magazine – Six Common Mistakes Triathletes Make

Everyone makes mistakes, some of us make more than others, but we all do it. When I was reading through this list and some of the tips it has I started off feeling like I wasn’t making any of the mistakes, but yeah, I do. My training is pretty haphazard, my pacing isn’t always steady in a race, I know I’m not the triathlete of the century, but I thought I was at least doing a decent job of keeping on top of things!

You can check out the article here: Triathlete Magazine – Six Common Mistakes Triathletes Make

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