Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chrissie Wellington, Giving Out Metals!

For someone who has "taken the year off", she certainly is making the most of her status. Have to give it up to Chrissie, she is to Triathlons what Lance was to cycling.

Friday, May 25, 2012

How do the Pros Compare to You and I | USA Pro Cycling Challenge

How do the Pros Compare to You and I | USA Pro Cycling Challenge

How do the Pros Compare to You and I?

Mark your calendar for August 25th when the world’s best cyclists go to battle on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. The pros in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will climb this 3-mile ascent at breathtaking speeds.
So how do the pros do it? Why do they climb so fast? We decided to conduct a little experiment on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, where the finish of Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be staged. We asked both a pro who specializes in climbing, as well as a better than average recreational cyclist, to do a training ride up Flagstaff. The riders we chose were Chris Butler, age 24, on the Champion System pro team (Chris raced the 2011 USAPCC for Team BMC), and TrainingPeaks’ CEO Gear Fisher, age 42. They both rode up Flagstaff and recorded the ride using SRM power meters so that we could analyze the data afterwards.

Flagstaff is a well-known local 3.2-mile climb that averages 6.5% grade and climbs 1140 ft in altitude. As we look at the two files we can see how Butler rode the climb at about 90% effort while Fisher rode it near his maximum. The difference in finishing times was more than 10 minutes between the two riders. Butler finished the climb in 15:08 while Fisher rode it in 26:14. MORE..

Friday, May 18, 2012

Body Position

Run Analysis Part 1 - Body Position | Trifuel
For athletes seeking to make improvements in their running form, Trismarter offers a run analysis service. The basis of our running form philosophy is that all movement while running is focused towards a common goal of forward propulsion. This simply means we take into account the entire body position and its movement at every stage within a single stride, analyze and correct the position and movement as needed to positively effect the runner’s efficiency, and thus effect the runner’s ability to travel faster and further. For purposes of this series of articles, I’m going to touch on common inefficiencies that we see regularly in triathletes and runners that can easily be fixed by simply being aware of them, making minor adjustments, and putting into practice the changes suggested to positively impact running. In Part 1, I address body position during the “drive” and “stance” phases of a single stride. More...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Shoemaker comes back from KO - Slowtwitch.com

Shoemaker comes back from KO - Slowtwitch.com

Jarrod Shoemaker is an Under 23 ITU World Champion, an ITU Duathlon World Champion, a 2008 Olympian and a Hamburg ITU World Championship Series winner and generally acknowledged as one of the fastest runners in the ITU draft legal game. But after getting a concussion from a kick in the face during the swim last year at Hamburg and a severely sprained neck in a bike crash in a race later last year, his seemingly assured second straight Olympic qualification was thrown into doubt. 

Shoemaker spoke about his renewed health and improved outlook two days before his date with Olympic destiny Saturday. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Meet Chrissie Wellington at Swim Bike Run

Meet Chrissie Wellington at Swim Bike Run

Parents/Kids Competing Together!

So spending time with your family as a multisport athlete is hard, both on the family and you. When/do you decided to hang up your wetsuit,bike, and running shoes and focus on the kids. You might not, you might really love pushing yourself. If you are of the other and like to pass on knowledge want to still compete, how great would it be to have a group that is dedicated to Parents/kids. Just like the age group slots, you could break it up many different ways,  parents age/ kids age or a combination of parents age and kids age.

Many races have slots for kids age but races in general are scary even for adults, imagine being 4 feet tall and stuffed in with hundred of adults, SCARY. You can't hear the race organizer, gun goes off a sea of people start to move forward, pushed, knocked around, SCARY.

Now take that same scenario and you are standing next to your child, with other parents and kids, really starts to send a great message. Not only for the race organizer but for the kids.

This idea is not full baked, but expect more to come as ThinkTri get's this up and running.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Finis, New Swim paddle, NO STRAPS!

Something new at every turn. I like the idea, correct hand and arm position to hold the paddles on. Good concept have to see how it plays out.
At least it makes putting your goggles on and off easier.

AGILITY PADDLES The Agility Paddles strapless design effortlessly teaches swimmers the correct palm positive position for every stroke.