With three sports to keep track of, it can get overwhelming to think about all of the equipment we need to get started in triathlon. And of course, triathlon is expensive, right? Perhaps, but it doesn’t have to be. Like any other hobby or lifestyle, you can very quickly spend your life savings on gear, … Read more How to Get Started in Triathlon Video #6: Demystifying Triathlon Gear
We’ve all been there. We have a burning desire to get fit and healthy, to get ripped abs, to run 7 minute miles. The problem is that many people buy into the philosophy that exercise has to “hurt” in order to be effective. Because “no pain, no gain,” right? Wrong. One of the reasons many … Read more How to Get Started in Triathlon Video #5: Train Easy, Get Fit! Sustainable Aerobic Fitness
For all the complexity surrounding a proper “diet”, a sustainable healthy nutrition strategy can be summarized with this simple statement: Eat more natural foods that are as close as possible to being enriched by the sun in the soil, and fewer foods that go through a factory or laboratory process. This simple (but not necessarily … Read more How to Get Started in Triathlon Video #4: Simplifying Nutrition
A fit and healthy lifestyle does does NOT begin with just exercising, it starts with framing the proper mindset. This is why establishing a compelling outcome (the dream) and a compelling purpose (the why) are so important. Once you establish the outcome and purpose (discussed in video #2), you can begin forging the path to … Read more How to Get Started in Triathlon Video #3: The Hierarchy of Goals
In this 2nd video about How to Get Started in Triathlon, I talk about how the quality of the initial decision to start down a path to a goal can affect the outcome. If our decision is hasty, based on a whim, or not backed with a compelling purpose, we put ourselves at risk of … Read more How to Get Started In Triathlon Video #2: Making a Meaningful Decision
I want to start a conversation about getting started in triathlon. In my experience, I’ve found that this sport is the most effective and rewarding “fitness program” on the planet… yet many have the underlying belief that the barrier to entry into this wonderful sport is very high, or insurmountable. As those of us who … Read more Why Triathlon is the Most Effective and Rewarding Fitness Program on the Planet
A decade ago, I was a heavy drinker. That’s putting it mildly. I was drinking to the point of blackout every weekend, and on some weeknights. It’s hard to describe how I got to that point in my life, but certainly the underlying issues included an intense anxiety disorder and depression. Early on, alcohol relieved … Read more Triathlon – The Ideal Supplement to Sobriety
Every athlete who had a race planned during the Spring of 2020 had a wrench thrown into their plans with the outbreak of COVID-19, and the ensuing shutdown of… well… everything. For an A-type triathlete training for an Ironman, whether it be their first or their 50th, it was a huge blow. In the grand … Read more Is Ironman Virtual Racing the New Finish Line We Need?