Many people think of treadmills as monotonous. It's dubbed the "dreadmill" for a reason. However, the treadmill can provide some extremely efficient, challenging, and effective calorie-burning workouts with a decent amount of variety that you'll never get bored. Furthermore, the treadmill can help you become a stronger, faster runner, cyclist and multisport athlete by improving your endurance, power, and speed especially when heading outside to run is not an option.
The rules to a USAT-sanctioned event are simple. Knowing the rules can not only help you avoid penalties, but also avoid potential accidents. Furthermore, adhering to the rules allows you to perform to the best of your abilities in a safe manner and fully enjoy the sport.
I recently had the opportunity to compete in the 2019 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships held in Greenville, South Carolina. Held over two days, athletes had the opportunity to qualify for the 2020 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Almere, Netherlands through one of the three races held that weekend.
It’s Race Day! Time to see if all your training and preparation has paid off.
Over the years as a runner, cyclist and duathlete, I have found that indoor rowing is one of the most efficient and effective cross training workouts that I do each week. If you want to improve muscle tone and strength, get better at a particular sport, or even lose a little weight, then indoor rowing is the way to go.
Fueling is an aspect of duathlon training that simply cannot be ignored. Taking the time to optimizing your fueling needs can improve your performance depending on your current fitness level. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fueling, this can be your starting point as you begin experimenting to find the best fueling strategy for your first duathlon.
For runners like myself, indoor cycling is an excellent cross-training option because it allows you to control the intensity of the workout which can be beneficial for both regular training and recovery.
Your first duathlon can be intimidating and feel overwhelming. Don’t add to that thinking you need the latest and greatest equipment to participate. Keep it simple and focus on getting the basics: a pair of running shoes, a bike, a helmet, and a water bottle.
Water is a great accessory for weight loss. Drinking enough water and staying properly hydrated is part of a healthy weight-loss system and maintaining a healthy weight in general. For runners and multisport athletes, if you're not properly hydrated, your body can't perform at its best.
When I first started my fitness journey, I researched and tried different types of post-workout beverages: sports drinks, powders, etc. I soon discovered that many athletes drink low-fat chocolate milk post workout because it helps restore muscles quickly to their peak potential and helps replenish what your body has lost during strenuous exercise.