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do you need to ease back into triathlon training season
in Life with a Triathlete, Race Life, Triathlon

5 Tips to Ease Back Into Triathlon Training Season

It is hard to believe that triathlon training season is actually here again. We were just writing about the joys of off-season, weren’t we? But as all good things must come to an end, so must off-season. We’re not feeling too sorry for ourselves, though, as there are pros and cons to both seasons. While we do enjoy the downtime activities, time together, and especially…

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Fun Triathlete Holiday Gifts Under $100 They'll Use and Love
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Fun Triathlete Holiday Gifts Under $100 They’ll Use and Love

We tried to come up with a different take on suggestions for triathlete holiday gifts this year and thought we’d throw out a few ideas that won’t break the bank and make great stocking stuffers. We thought you just might find what you’re looking for. But, if these ideas don’t do it for you, we have TONS of other recommendations in our gift guides from…

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how to relax on a cruise vacation
in Home, Life with a Triathlete

How One Triathlete On Vacation Let Go Of The “T” Word

I am here to tell all you tripartners out there that it is possible to take a triathlete on vacation and NOT hear the “T” word, triathlon, mentioned; well, barely mentioned. Yes, it just happened to me… My triathlete husband and I recently returned from a 9 day vacation to Alaska. We were invited by his sister, along with her husband’s cousin. Having had such…

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does your triathlete have a case of gearitis
in Home, Life with a Triathlete

Diagnosing a Case of Triathlete Gearitis

WARNING! This is a gear rant… Life with a triathlete seems to affect every aspect of my life and this includes all the stuff it adds in my life. These type A personalities need what they need, want, and what they’re told can make them a better athlete or at least look better while they’re trying. Yes, we’re partially blaming all of you triathlete magazines…

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TIPS FOR SQUEEZING IN AN IN-SEASON FAMILY GETAWAY
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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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triwives
in Home, Lessons Learned, Life with a Triathlete, Triathlon

HOW SOME TRIWIVES FIND HAPPINESS IN A TRIATHLON HOME

  We all know it takes a lot of work to make a happy triathlon home and we all know it doesn’t happen overnight. Over the several years we have been writing this blog, we’ve collected a lot of wisdom from our fellow triwives on just how they achieve this happiness. So, as I sit in my home unable to get out due to a…

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triathlete vacation
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THINK THE NOT SO OBVIOUS WHEN PLANNING A TRIATHLETE VACATION

When you plan a vacation with a triathlete, there’s certainly the usual considerations that we’ve written about before like: Is there easy access to training, such as a pool/lake? Will you have to bring the bike or can you rent one? Are there kid friendly activities nearby to keep the family occupied? Will you have access to training essentials, such as nutrition? But, there are…

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napa triathlete vacation
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GET OUT GET HAPPY AND GET ACTIVE IN NAPA CALIFORNIA

Traveling to a wine and food destination may sound strange for active people, but the truth is, people who love food respect the ingredients and their bodies and wine is always a good thing – we have scientific backing on this one. It’s also said that active people are more happy and according to 10 million geo-targeted tweets, Napa is the happiest city in the…

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ironman 70.3 california triathlon
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COPING WITH A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS TRIATHLON RACE SEASON

Okay, I’m just going to say it…I’M TIRED AND I’M HAPPY RACE SEASON IS OVER. I want my life and my triathlete back. Who’s with me? I find that some years race season is fun and effortless and other years, it just drags on and I can’t wait for it to be over. This has been one of those years. The main factors that seem…

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golfing while your triathlete trains
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4 Ways to handle alone time while your triathlete trains

If you’re like us, as a triwife/tripartner of a triathlete, you’re spending a lot of alone time this time of year – it’s RACE SEASON. Yeah! With our triathletes working full-time during the week and often on weekends, plus having brutal training schedules, we’re left to fend for ourselves and our families. It took a lot of adjustment and we’re still not always happy campers,…

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