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Family Favorite Triathlon Training Camps With Local Flavor

  We’ve actually come to love triathlon training camps over the years. They can be great for a family vacation as long as everyone realizes your triathlete will be gone most of the day. And mind you, they are not all created equal. While some are high end and great for the family, others are more like boot camp and geared strictly toward the athlete….

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3 Triathlon Destinations Even Your Teens Should Love

Traveling to a triathlon is not always an easy task, but when you are taking teenagers to triathlons,  there is so much you need to consider. While having kids in tow is awesome, teens really need special TLC when considering which triathlons to take them to. More than likely they would much rather stay at home with their friends then have to travel to a…

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A Novel Idea for Choosing Triathlon Venues

While the triathlon season is over for pretty much everyone unless you’re doing Ironman Australia, choosing triathlon venues for races to do in the new season is just heating up. There are many reasons why your triathlete may pick a venue related to racing itself. For instance, they know they do better on flat bike courses so pick races to match that strength. But, how…

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What You Need To Tell Your Kids About Being A Triathlete

When you’ve decided to get involved in the world of triathlons, you AND your family have to adopt the lifestyle that goes along with it. If you have children, they will not be immune to the effects and should be told what their parent being a triathlete will mean to their lives. They will not be happy if they are expecting you at every soccer…

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TIPS FOR SQUEEZING IN AN IN-SEASON FAMILY GETAWAY

Hey, it’s summer! The kids are out of school, you haven’t been away for awhile, and your triathlete is driving you crazy. We all need to get away at times and just because your triathlete is training hard and heavy doesn’t mean you all still can’t take an in-season family getaway. It just takes some common sense and special planning. A lot has been written…

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WHICH TOYS TO LEAVE AT HOME WHEN HEADED TO A TRIATHLON

If you are headed to a triathlon with kids in tow, there are great toys to bring to keep them entertained, but there are also certain items that you should really leave at home. I’ve learned this the hard way through personal experience or actually seeing it happen and going, “Oh, that’s not good”. From being too heavy to lug around with you all day…

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TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO TRIATHLONS WITH KIDS IN TOW

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it. It can be difficult traveling to triathlons. Throw kids in tow into the mix and it makes it even tougher when you’re traveling to the races. Picking the location, making sure you’ve packed everything EVERYONE needs, traveling with a bike, packing up the car or flying, getting that right-sized rental car, unpacking at the hotel, being left…

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HOW TO SET YOUR FAMILY UP FOR SUCCESS WHEN CHOOSING A TRIATHLON

There are so many triathlons all over the world and most in really cool places, making it incredibly tough to choose. But, the truth is, you need to think twice before registering if you’re going to be traveling with the kids in tow. Of course, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when deciding if the location is right for your family,…

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IT’S TRUE! TRIATHLONS CAN MAKE YOU BETTER PARENTS

  Parenting is one of those things that is really, REALLY hard, but I don’t need to tell you that. We always worry and ask ourselves if we’re doing it right. Should I do this or should I do that? Then, add one or both parents doing triathlons to the mix and yikes… Truth is, there is usually no right answer to the “are we…

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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE SAYING YES TO A TRIATHLON RACE VENUE

If you are not getting to participate in deciding race venues triwife/partner, you may need to have “the conversation”. This should really be a joint decision or at the very least, you should get to voice your opinion on which races they’re thinking about. So, the next time your triathlete says, “I’m thinking of signing up for Ironman Mont Tremblant” here’s what you should ask…

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