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TRIATHLETE NUTRITION – EAT, DRINK, AND SAY GU?????

Nutritional plans can come and go in the triathlete world, especially as it relates to training and race day nutrition. What to eat, when to eat, and in which form can become the center of many conversations when in the company of other triathletes – sports drinks, energy bars, and power foods, oh my.  Just pick up any triathlete magazine and chances are you will…

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PLANNING A TRIATHLON RACE SCHEDULE – THINK LOCATION

As choosing next year’s triathlon race schedule is already in the planning stages in many families, we thought we’d give you a couple tips on selection. Local races are great, but travel races can be a blast for the group. Picking the perfect race location is key when making a triathlon a family vacation. If you are looking for an Ironman race and are a…

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IRONMAN MONT TREMBLANT FINAL UPDATE

Here are my final thoughts on helping you plan your Ironman Mont Tremblant trip: Transportation: If you get a rental car or drive, it is easy to get around. If not, there are public buses that run regularly. If you are planning to fly into Montreal and are on a budget, you may want to consider Ottawa. It is only 30 minutes further, but often…

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THE IRONMAN TOLL

The recent Ironman Mont Tremblant race brought up an issue we have rarely thought about after all these years:  the toll these races have on the body and soul of both the athlete and spectator.  My triathlete is hurting for the first time after 10 full-distance races and man, I hurt, too. My feet, oh my pitiful feet.  I have learned over the years to…

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KONA TRAVEL QUICK TIPS

If you are reading this, big congratulations must be in order to your triathlete on making it to Kona and to you for getting a great vacation in Hawaii.  We’ve all been at least twice and it remains awe-inspiring.  From the banquets to the underwear run to the parade to the energy in the town to the finish line….. It is an experience like no…

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Where to Eat and Play in Henderson and Lake Las Vegas

We attended the  Ironman 70.3 World Championship race a few years back that was held in the Henderson and Lake Las Vegas areas and not near the strip. Not being a huge Las Vegas fan, this was actually a good thing. While the immediate area seemed to still be in “transition” we found plenty to do and places to eat. But being outside the strip…

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IRONMAN MONT TREMBLANT – UPDATE

A couple of quick updates for race day spectating at Ironman Mont Tremblant: Bike special needs has moved this year to the Montee Ryan, just up from the beach. I still think good bike spectating will be by the bike-out where the turn-around will be or at the traffic circle right by the beach club. There is a great bridge over the run course now…

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IRONMAN MONT TREMBLANT – UPDATE

We got some great questions to our original post on Ironman Mont Tremblant, so here is some additional information: Update: Our favorite bakery in the village mountain closed. Watch for our update on FB. There are two good places for pasta and plain red sauce for Saturday night. In the old village, there is Ital Deli. We love it there. They just moved to a…

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