Push Hard Multisport News for 04-29-2018

New Book from VeloPress: “Fast-Track Triathlete”

In Fast-Track Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon offers his plan of attack for high performance in long-course triathlon-without sacrificing work or life. Developed for busy professionals with demanding schedules, Dixon’s program makes your PR possible in Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Rev3, and Challenge triathlons in about 10 hours a week. Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon is now available in bookstores, tri shops, and online. Training for long-course triathlons once demanded 15-20 hours each week-on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. For many, preparing for long-course triathlon is more challenging than the race itself. Now Fast-Track Triathlete opens the door to your best performance in full- and half-distance triathlons in half the traditional training time. Dixon’s laser-focused, effective approach to workouts, recovery, strength and mobility, and nutrition means you can prepare for triathlon’s greatest challenges in just 7-10 hours per week for half-distance and 10-12 hours per week for full-distance. Dixon’s first book, The Well-Built Triathlete, revealed his four-tiered approach to success in all triathlon race distances. Fast-Track Triathlete turbocharges Dixon’s well-built program so even the busiest athletes can achieve their long-distance triathlon dreams without sacrificing so much to achieve them. Matt Dixon is an exercise physiologist and an elite triathlon coach.

Keywords: [“triathlon”,”Dixon”,”Triathlete”]
Source: http://capovelo.com/new-book-velopress-fast-track-triathlete


The problem is that our bodies were not designed to be under stress 24/7. Mild, punctuated bouts of stress are what they were designed to handle. Modern living often leads most people to feel the effect of stress daily. Further complicating matters is that the line between a good and healthy amount of stress and a detrimental amount of stress is different for each athlete. Our bodies secrete the hormone cortisol in response to stress. Cortisol has important functions in the body, including helping to regulate blood sugar and immune system function. For one, cortisol is neurotoxic to the brain cells of the hippocampus. Normally, cortisol should be highest in the morning and then gradually taper off throughout the day, being lowest just before bed, or about 10 PM. Once cortisol is sufficiently low, melatonin is then produced, which allows us to fall asleep. As levels of cortisol stay artificially elevated from training stress, the cells of the hippocampus are eventually destroyed and we lose control of the natural circadian rhythm of the cortisol production. Because nature works in cycles, this chronic lack of quality sleep creates more stress and leads to even more cortisol production. If you suspect you may have overtraining syndrome, the quickest way to recover is to work with a functional medicine practitioner who will test your cortisol levels throughout the day and work with you on a diet & exercise regime that will help address your results.

Keywords: [“cortisol”,”stress”,”train”]
Source: https://swimbikerunfitness.wordpress.com/tag/triathlon

USA Triathlon Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Grant Applications

The team comprises 27 Regional Ambassadors and three Brand Ambassadors who span seven countries across the globe. These female athletes will represent Women For Tri to introduce more women to the sport of triathlon at a grassroots level, helping to overcome barriers to entry through the leadership of first-timer initiatives, engaging their community of women in local races, leveraging their position as triathlon influencers through social media campaigns and the continued building of the Women For Tri global social community of more than 40,000 women. Women For Tri welcomes three Brand Ambassadors to the 2018 team: Minda Dentler, the first-ever female hand-cyclist to finish the IRONMAN® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i in 2013; Julie Moss, a trailblazer for women in long course triathlon who brought significant exposure to the sport with her 1982 finish at the IRONMAN World Championship; and Samantha Warriner, a standout triathlete and competitor for New Zealand in triathlon at the 2004 Olympic Games. The Women For Tri Ambassador Committee, a subcommittee of the Women For Tri Committee of Advisors, selected these athletes based on their dedication to the Women For Tri mission and their already positive impact in the female triathlon community. The Women For Tri Ambassador Committee comprises four female leaders in the sport: co-chairs Joanna Graham and Moira Horan, professional triathlete Rachel Joyce and American actress Katherine Kelly Lang.

Keywords: [“Women”,”Tri”,”Ambassador”]
Source: https://www.trizone.com.au/20180205/usa-triathlon-foundation-now…

Sulong Triathlon Group Inc.

A running friend of mine who is also a fellow triathlete, Melody Balane encouraged me to join their swim group led by Wonder Coach Wanda Mathers. I thought about it and was actually intimidated or plainly just scared to join a group of swimmers. The rest is history, I have been swimming with Wonder Athletes from that day forward. I enjoy the activity of swimming, but I consider it to still be my weakest discipline in the sport of triathlon. My preparation plan was to try to improve on all three disciplines and having come from a running background, it helped me to focus on swimming and cycling which were both new to me. Scott Kemp for developing a training plan for me to follow rather than just using internet programs he developed one specifically for me and of course coach wanda for my swim program. Although I will take away valuable lessons learned because of it, for example, I know that I have to continue to work on improving my swimming, and although I had a great bike split, I knew at the time that I was going a little too hard during my ride. Coming off the swim I was just under 2100th place and after the bike I moved up all the way to approximately 1000th place. At the end of the day my official finish time was 12:53:32 with splits of: 1:38:00 for 2.4 mile swim, 6:31:00 for 112 mile bike, and 4:25:00 for 26.2 mile run. I just want to add that another very important component of my success is being a member of the Sulong Triathlon Group.

Keywords: [“swim”,”train”,”time”]
Source: http://sulongtriathlon.org

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