Louise Heraghty took on her second triathlon earlier this summer after starting her journey in triathlon with the pool-based Tri Laois. Read her account below of completing her first open water triathlon. I have spent the last 3 or 4 years thinking about doing a triathlon and for one reason or another, I kept putting … Continue reading Louise Heraghty Tackles her First Open Water Triathlon
Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout in Child and Adolescent Athletes - Joel S. Brenner and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness - Overuse is one of the most common etiologic factors that lead to injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. As more children are becoming involved in organized and recreational athletics, the incidence of overuse injuries is increasing.
When it comes to training and overall health, the common wisdom says that marathon runners and triathletes are some of the healthiest, most in-shape people in the world. Ah but this is not so! This Tedx talk by Dr. James O'Keefe gets into the reasons why going "long and hard" can actually lead to heart … Continue reading Inconsistency and doing less is winning
by Susan Lacke With two of our most prestigious events behind us (the Memorial Hermann RONMAN North American Championship in Texas and the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship in St. George), it seemed an opportune time to share our latest 40th Anniversary "best of" IRONMAN poll. We asked YOU, our IRONMAN community, who you thought was deserved "greatest" … Continue reading The legendary short and long-course triathlete still stands as the inimitable American triathlete.