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How to Make Your Garmin Work for You


If you're serious about your training, whether it's single sport or multi sport, you own a Garmin or similar product. These devices allow you to capture training data with about 57 data field options. Seriously? Which ones do you use? Why so many options? Any idea which ones give you the most useful data during your training session?

Justin Chester, of TriCoach Colorado, has the following suggestions as to which fields are useful during training and racing.

Arizona, Kona slots possible for Ironman Lake Tahoe athletes


Most of us can only imagine what Ironman Lake Tahoe athletes went through this past weekend - training for months, investing tremendous amounts of money and time and sacrifice, only to have their race cancelled the morning-of.

So what now? Well, today athletes who had checked-in received the following email from Ironman:

You have been identified as one of the athletes who checked in at registration for IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. . . As an accommodation, we are offering you the opportunity to register for one of several races in 2014 and 2015. . . In addition, anyone that completes registration for Option 1, 2, or 3 below by October 15, 2014 will be entered into a lottery to win one of 50 slots to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. . .

Advice on Peaking for a Big Race


Peaking for a Big Race
By Smart Triathlon Training Coach Luis Vargas

Peaking and the tapering and stress associated with it is something that people either love or dread. I find that when a triathlete comes to triathlon from an endurance sports background the concept of peaking, reduced volume and resting seems to come easier. Many love to taper. But when an athlete comes from more of a general fitness background they seem to have a much tougher time . . .


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