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Cool Winter Training to Hot Weather Racing

After a long winter I am always excited about that first warm weather race. For me it will be XTERRA Costa Rica in less than three weeks.


Food for thought, with Natia van Heerden

Natia van Heerden isn’t just a top XTERRA athlete (most recently, she finished 4th at XTERRA South Africa). The 2014 XTERRA age group world champ is also an organic chef and believes that what you put into your body is what you will get out in terms


Middaugh Coaching Corner - Race Morning

Race Morning Nutrition - If you ask 10 athletes about their pre-race meal you will probably get 10 different answers. Often pre-race nutrition depends almost entirely on the continental breakfast of the hotel they stayed


Chengdu to host first semi-final race format of 2017 World Cup season

In the fourth stop of the World Cup series, China will host the first semi-final; final format of the year at the 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup.


Middaugh Coaching Corner - Breathing Patterns During the Triathlon Swim

Breathing is problematic in swimming freestyle. The primary issue is that breathing is dependent on your stroke rate and the type of breathing pattern you adopt.


Middaugh coaching corner - Steady-State Interval Training

People want simple answers to complex questions. Athletes are people. Athletes want simple answers to complex questions. The last thing you want to hear is “it depends.”


Middaugh coaching corner "Consistency is king"

There are so many different facets to a training program that determine whether an athlete is successful or not. However, when looking back at an athlete’s training log the single biggest indicator of improvement is consistency.


Middaugh Coaching Corner - Performing A Force Cycling Workout

Essentially, a high-force pedaling workout consists of long bouts of pedaling with a slow cadence and moderate to high force. These workouts might also be called muscle tension intervals,


Middaugh Coaching Corner Xvi - A Horse for Every Course

The Maui hills are steep and sustained. Some may say there are “different horses for different courses,” meaning that some athletes may perform better on a flatter course and another athlete may have the advantage


Australia’s Great Day Out – Ironman 70.3 World Champs

Australia’s team of 838 athletes was the largest team ever team represented at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and they proudly raced with team pride and some extraordinary results.