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Tri Coach Tuesday: Acupuncture?


What sorts of body maintenance do you commit to in order to train and race the way you want? Massage and yoga are pretty common.

What about acupuncture? Lots of folks have issues with “needles” or hesitant to be a “pin cushion”. Personally, I love it. It gives me a chance to lay there and relax for an hour and I almost always have some immediate relief. I find that I have my best training sessions or races 2-3 days after a session.

USAT Coach Sandy Bikus recommends athletes consider adding it to their maintenance program.

Boulder's Sam Long takes 2nd as "Rookie" at XTERRA Beaver Creek



Long, fastest run XTERRA Beaver Creek

Boulder's newest pro triathlete, 20-year-old Sam Long, is tearing it up on the race scene. He landed solid second place finishes at XTERRA Beaver Creek and then Ironman 70.3 Calgary just one week later.

Just before Calgary he posted, "I love where triathlon is taking me, the limits it is helping me push, and the self actualization it is bringing..."


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