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Gearing up for 8-week YMCA ‘triathlon’

Over the weekend the kids and I signed up for the local YMCA’s Busy Man Triathlon 2015, which requires you to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles over an eight-week period ending April 26. I committed … Continue reading

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A problem-solving training plan

At the library the other day looking for a baseball book for Ben, I stumbled onto a running book that has not only synchronized my triathlon and marathon training but got me back on track with my training partner as … Continue reading

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When can walking be considered cross-training?

It seems like occasionally I see the words “walk or other cross training” on beginner triathlon training schedules. But does walking — even fast walking — really count as “training”? The consensus on a Runner’s World forum I checked was … Continue reading

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Cross training passes trail test

A confession: As much as I love trail running, sometimes I think I like the idea of trail running more than the real deal. I mean, I love the spongy sproing and how my feet never get bored and the … Continue reading

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