So You Want To Du Part 4: The Fuel

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.

So You Want To Du Part 2: The Training

At the end of the day, you want go into your first duathlon confident and prepared. Proper training is important to help the body get used to the physical and mental demands of moving quickly from one discipline to the next. Brick training helps you to learn how pace yourself and know what your body is going to feel like on race day. It also helps shorten the time your legs take to start feeling more normal thus allowing you to run better and faster.

Take The Stairs Instead

Stair running is superb training especially for running albeit it is tougher than most people realize. Running stairs can help you lose weight and tone the muscles of your legs, while improving your cardiovascular fitness. Best of all, it is an exercise that doesn't require any special equipment or an expensive gym membership.