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do you need to ease back into triathlon training season
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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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California Cities Fit For A Triathlete Lifestyle

California is a state we love for many reasons, well beyond triathlons. You can experience the ocean to the mountains and everything in-between within hours. Surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon if you want; it’s all at your doorstep. And, don’t even get us started on the wine and food. California has some of our favorite vineyards and restaurants in the world….

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are there any disadvantages to a triathlete who trains solo finds a group
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Why A Triathlete Who Trains Solo Switches Gear For A Group

My husband has always been a triathlete who trains solo. Oh, they’d be the occasional rides with friends on weekends, but that was rare, especially when he was training for a race. The reason was always explained to me as follows… It’s too hard to do what I need to do when I’m riding with someone else. I have to follow what Matt (his coach)…

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what to do on a non triathlon weekend getaway
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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL NON-TRIATHLON WEEKEND GETAWAY

Getting away and having a non-triathlon weekend vacation is just fine in-season and trust us, everyone will survive. In fact, we think sometimes it’s just what is needed for a bit of rejuvenation and is actually great for everyone, including the triathlete and the family. The first step, though, is actually leaving home. We do not recommend a staycation for this getaway. Staying at home…

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is a getaway vacation a good way to decompress with a triathlete
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How To Have A Fabulous In-Season Date Night With Your Triathlete

Okay, don’t laugh. Yes, it’s possible. You can have a date night with your triathlete even during the height of in-training season. It just takes a bit of planning, preparation, and magic! Now, that said, we’re assuming you still want date night after living with your triathlete. It can certainly put a damper on the romance… Dating your triathlete during triathlon season can be an…

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taking a triathlon season off
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THE DELIGHTFUL ADVANTAGES OF TAKING A TRIATHLON SEASON OFF

Well, I have to admit that my triathlon life is nothing short of a roller coaster. The 2014 triathlon season came to an abrupt end on May 30th at the hands of a drunk driver. 2015 started with Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico, then ended quickly at Ironman Texas. It was a long, hard race and seemed as if his body had not recovered properly from…

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How to Train For a Triathlon Even On a Sailing Vacation

  My husband and I are getting ready to set sail shortly for a 10 day sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. While it sounds amazing, it is coming just at the beginning of my triathlete’s intensive training season. As you can imagine, there was much debate in our household over being able to do this trip at all with our friends and still…

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HOW TO MANAGE TRIATHLON TRAINING WITH A PRESCHOOLER

Ever wonder how you’re going to make it thorough triathlon training with that preschool child asking you so many questions? Granted, some of the questions are asked by adult non-triathletes, too, like…How much longer do you have to be on your bike? Why are you grunting? Why do you wear such funny clothes? But, you actually have to answer that preschooler, whereas you can choose…

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How to Manage Triathlon Training with Toddlers Like a Pro

Triathlon training is tough no matter what and we know we don’t really have to tell you that. Many people work out two times a day and it can get really hard if you live with a partner, wife, and/or kids. Especially the kids! Think about the hours you put in training alone. Now, figure in those hours you spend preparing to work out; getting…

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WHEN YOU NEED A VACATION IN THE MIDDLE OF RACE SEASON...
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WHEN YOU NEED A VACATION IN THE MIDDLE OF RACE SEASON…

Vacations take on a whole new meaning when you live with a triathlete, especially when it’s in the middle of race season.  UGH, the stress.  Granted, this is something we try to avoid, but it doesn’t always work out that way.  Plus, sometimes I JUST NEED A VACATION!  So, in those cases when you need to take a vacation in the middle of race season,…

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SPRING AND THE TRIWIFE
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SPRING AND THE TRIWIFE

Hey, I know it’s only February, but I’m thinking spring. The trihubby is already in training mode and focused on his first race coming up at the end of March. Me, I’m thinking about my own spring training as a triwife. I can’t just rest on last year’s laurels, after all. There are things to do and actually people to see to prepare myself for…

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