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Mental Monday with Dr. A ... Prerace Nerves


Every Monday, the grand intention is for Dr. A (performance psychologist) to answer your questions about mental performance related to racing and training! Please send us your questions!

Dear Dr. A:
I've done two Ironman races and gotten myself completely psyched out before the races even began. With all the events leading up to the actual race - packet pickup, bike check in, athlete meetings, pre-race dinners - I'm surrounded by other nervous athletes, and I've allowed myself to get caught up ...

Colorado Victorious for the 6th Straight Collegiate Club Nationals


The University of Colorado Buffaloes swam, biked and ran to their sixth consecutive overall team title at the 2015 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, and Rachael Lenz and Rudy von Barg napped overall female and male titles. Our collegiate writer, Phillip Lemmons, gives us some perspective on the great talent comprising this team.

Boulder 70.3 & Ironman Awards Company Giving Back to Community with Race Entries


Local engraving company Glassmith2 will design this year’s Ironman 70.3 Boulder and Ironman Boulder awards. The company is currently running a contest to gift a race entry in each event to individuals with inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles.

From One Hero to Another
By Dana Willett, ©2015

He doesn’t know he’s a hero. A high school dropout, who was struggling to find his way, Braden Todd didn’t realize he was on a path to inspire others. . .

Colorado's Colin Laughery making the jump from amateur to pro - or is he?


Last weekend age-grouper Colin Laughery placed second overall among amateurs at 70.3 New Orleans, making him eligible for pro status (Congrats Colin!)

In an article posted today by Slowtwitch, editor Herbert Krabel asked Colin about achieving this goal, and his pending decision to go pro:

Ironman Boulder Heat & Altitude: How to Mentally Prepare


By former Olympian & Performance Psychologist Dr. Andrea Wieland

Developing A Bolder Mentality for Boulder’s Epic Ironman

Let’s face it. Most athletes outside of the great State of Colorado are intimidated by either one, or both, primary external factors when it comes to whether the Boulder’s Ironman is on this year’s race list, or their bucket list of “Must do” races. The factors? Heat and Altitude. Yes, those two factors. Can the greatest training plan in the world possibly overcome two factors that are completely outside of your control? Yes, and here’s how.


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