Friday, January 25, 2013

Samantha McGlone Officially Retires From Triathlon

The former 70.3 world champion is now a first-year medical student at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Canada’s Samantha McGlone experienced success across the three major distances in triathlon: she represented Canada in the 2004 Athens Olympics, she won the 2006 70.3 World Championship and then finished second to a then-unknown Chrissie Wellington at the 2007 Ironman World Championship. Two years later she nabbed her first Ironman title at Ironman Arizona.
Since that victory in Tempe, McGlone has struggled with injuries, overtraining syndrome and chronic fatigue. After a couple of attempts to return to the top of the sport, including hiring coach Matt Dixon at the end of 2010, McGlone has decided that she is done competing as a professional triathlete.
“I’m officially retired as of the end of last year,” McGlone told us.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Skip the Backpack With This Toasty Gear-Toting Vest

Useful, I could see using Scottevest to get very close to BC Vest
Who needs a backpack? The gear-toting BC Vest from Dakine can be stocked with a shovel, radio, hydration, ski skins, and other necessary equipment for backcountry skiing adventures. It weighs less than 2 pounds and fits close for tree skiing and fast descents.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Great Running Workouts to a PR!
My favorite is:

60-minute fartlek run

My favorite running workout involving fartleks is a 60-minute run involving running 1 minute at hard effort followed with 1 minute of easy running.
This is a very demanding anaerobic workout but have found to be one of the best workouts you can add into your training routine that will pay you back ten fold come race day.
Come on Nate, I am a 5K runner. How is a 60-minute fartlek workout going to help me?
One, it is going to dramatically increase your lactate tolerance and you will be running over double the distance you will be racing at.