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I think the answer to that question is a resounding YES.  And guess what?  I am beyond ecstatic that I did.  Maybe this little blog of mine in the middle of the internet sea will help get a wave of movement going in terms of education and talking about this problem that stares us in the face everyday. We can no longer stick our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.  We can no longer tip-toe around this issue and act as if everything is going to be ok because it is only going to get worse if we don't do something about it today,...

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I am reading Nutrition Periodization for Athletes by Bob Seebohar right now and it is a great read if you are interested in how to fuel your body for heavy training, tapering, recovery.  It goes through how to view the macro and micronutrients we need in our system.  It explains weight loss, weight gain and weight maintenance for athletes but one chapter that hit me in the face was the discussion of dietary supplements. (By the way I will be reviewing this book in more detail in the future and doing a giveaway.  Speaking of which have you en...

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I have been holding off on writing this post for a week and was going to use this space today to write about my race from yesterday but since the final results have not been posted I am holding off on the race report.  I am trying to calculate what my error cost me in terms of time  and possible ranking.  Since there is a correlation between my mistake and these common mistakes it was just the perfect time to post this. The original article was posted on in Competitor.com and written by Joe Friel.  You can see the entire article [HERE] ...

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[caption id="attachment_3104" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Peace Could Be Achieved By Sharing The Road?"][/caption] In light of the recent events at the Tour De France this year my heightened fear of safety on the bike has reached an all time high.  This year's Tour has featured crash after crash and not just within the peloton at high speeds, but what seemingly could be described as standing still.  The other day there was an accident that truly made me take stock of my cycling plans. This accident was caused by a car trying ...

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If you are a consistent reader of this blog then you know I am always looking for ways to improve my performance in the sport of triathlon.  I will test products in terms of recovery as well as during my training to find that extra edge.  It could something as simple as changing my breakfast pre-workout (which I have and now consists of rice cakes, nut butter, sliced banana, coffee and water) to something as big as an aero helmet.  The common thread is improvement.  Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't, but without testing it out I...

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[caption id="attachment_3061" align="alignright" width="179" caption="Emerging From The Water At Toyota Us Open Championships 2010"][/caption] There are a handful of races coming up and we will soon be entering into the fall race season and that means it is time to discuss open water swimming.  We all have a fear of the open water when we first get into the sport.  It could be the fact that there is no line to follow and no line to follow means we don't know where the bottom is.  There is the fact that the start of an open water swim coul...

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[caption id="attachment_2971" align="alignright" width="267" caption="Strength training can improve form which will improve performance"][/caption] Before I got involved in this awesome (some call crazy) sport I could be found at the gym lifting like a guy in a prison yard.  I was tossing around steel plates and grunting and eating protein bars and sucking down protein drinks.  I was on a course for the no neck, concrete deodorant look.  I even did the entire just work on the upper body and not focus too hard on my legs.  Lollipop comes ...