Triathlete January/February 2020

Triathlete magazine is the leading triathlon publication, informing and inspiring athletes of all abilities with training and nutrition guidance,advice from the pros and top coaches and experts, athletes profiles, product reviews and all the information they need to fully enjoy the triathlon lifestyle.

United States
Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
47,18 kr.(Inkl. moms)

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1 min
huge in tri

I must do one Big Thing a year. That’s been my rule since I became a triathlete more than 14 years ago. For more than a decade, that meant something epic and long: Ironman, Ultraman, ÖtillÖ World Champs, running a 100 miler, you get the idea. Having that huge goal was great for my mental health; no matter what else was going on in life, I always had my Big Thing, something to look forward to and obsess about that also came with a huge shot of endorphins and adrenaline. In 2016, the Big Thing changed. I had my first daughter, Immy, and momhood became my new adventure. I popped an Ironman in between Immy and her sister Zélie’s debut in 2018. But this year I never raced longer than Olympic…

1 min
from your fellow triathletes

GRASS ROOTS INSPO Your article in the June issue of Triathlete about Michelle Bandur and the club she started for girls has inspired me to write to you. When my granddaughter started elementary school in Kansas City 11 years ago, the school asked for volunteers to help with sports. This has grown over time and about six years ago, with the help of the principal, we started a kids’ duathlon. Now we have between 25 and 50 students sign up each year. The students are required to run two laps around the track, bike two miles, and then run two more laps around the track. The only thing we ask of each student is to do your best. I saw multisport as a way to help our students to believe in…

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#triathletechallenge — make 2020 your best year yet

3 Pro Drills Ready to become a more efficient triathlete? Use the off-season to build pro-level skills with these pool, trainer, and treadmill drills. 9 Maintenance Tips for Your Winter Ride These small steps will help keep your bike in tip-top condition. 6 Super Greens That Rock You might be surprised by how tasty leafy greens can be with some prep. Pre-Season Prep It can be tough to focus on that extra 10 percent while getting race ready—so do it now. Twitter Poll @TriathleteMag My biggest 2020 goal is to: 47% Try a longer distance 31% Not walk the run 14% Race in a Speedo 8% Help a newbie tri LET’S CONNECT! Join the conversation at Facebook.com/TriathleteMagazine Follow us on Twitter: @TriathleteMag Get inspired on Instagram: @triathletemag Subscribe to our YouTube channel at Youtube.com/Triathlete FIND ALL THESE STORIES AND MORE AT TRIATHLETE.COM/MAGAZINE…

5 min
hold my bike

The way endurance athletes seek adventure is changing. We’re trading in fast roads, ultra-aero equipment, and chasing PRs on GPS-measured routes in favor of gravel roads, minimalist gear, and courses determined by nature. There’s no better example of that than swimrun—a sport that is still small in numbers but is growing at a rate faster than triathlon was in the early 2000s. In all of the roughly 300 swimrun events worldwide, the distances of swimming and running vary. Events can take anywhere from two hours to eight or more. The race is about which team (or individual) can get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, crossing whatever sea, bay, lake, river, island, crag, inlet, or mountain lay between. That has plenty of appeal for old-school endurance junkies—and…

2 min
arctic wonder

When Joanna Perchaulk decides to eschew the treadmill for a run outdoors, she recruits a training buddy—not to pace her, but for protection: “The presence of polar bears makes it necessary for someone to stand by with a gun and oversee me,” Perchaulk says matter-of-factly, as if polar bear threats were no different than, say, needing to plan a long-run route with a water stop. In a way, it isn’t that much different—in the remote Arctic reaches of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Spitsbergen, Norway, you’ve simply gotta do what you’ve gotta do to get your training in for the day. As the expedition leader and meteorologist for the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Science, Perchaulk is surrounded 24/7 by her career. Even when she’s off-duty, she…

4 min
the indestructible dream

Katie Kyme remembers watching the Ironman World Championship as a healthy little girl in her native Australia and telling her family “I’ll race there one day.” She had fallen in love with a tough sport—one that became even tougher as some strange symptoms presented themselves as an adult. “It started out as bad headaches on one side of my head,” she says. “And then if I moved too fast, I would suddenly black out, and I began to lose my hearing in my right ear.” Scared and fearful, she went to see a specialist who confirmed her worst fears—she had a cancerous tumor—and so began a two-year stint of going in and out of hospital for surgeries and radiation treatments. When it was all over and she was finally given the all…