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The Athlete's Edge

Developing speed and power earns the competitive advantage

By KATHLEEN TROTTER

Athletes want to be fast and powerful enough to sprint past or out-maneuver their opponents. 

As a triathlete, the opponent I care most about beating is not someone else, but myself. I never forget a race in which I had the speed and power needed to blow my personal best out of the water. That type of competitive edge is priceless.

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Build Strength, Add Speed

Tawnee Prazak, a California coach, says strength training can keep runners’ workouts fresh.

Gym time helps you run from your rut

By CLINT CHEREPA

Supplementing your trail running program with strength training can get you on track to achieving running goals and staying injury free, running experts say.

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Taper Time

11 ways to recharge your body and mind well before race day

By LISA BENTLEY

When an athlete trains, most times the ultimate goal is a successful race. Tapering happens in the two or three weeks before your big event and can recharge your body and mind and have you in peak form when the gun fires.

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Get Down, Get Dirty

3 exercises to get you ready for summer fun in the mud and on the trails

By MANDY GILL

If dirt, dust and determination are in your fitness vocabulary, odds are you will love mud runs. The newest approach for people to get fit and have fun outdoors, obstacle course racing brings something to the table for every fitness level.

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Fresh Sweat

7 great ways to diversify your training routine

By Calvin Zaryski

As an endurance racer for more than 30 years, I know keeping the motivation from season to season can be challenging. Even as a triathlete, the same old swimming, biking and running gets stale. Here are a few activities that can recharge your batteries and add some much-needed diversity to your training patterns. Changing your routine can build new motor skills and strengthen your mental toughness and satisfaction as an athlete.

When you choose to diversify your training, start slow, seek professional guidance and keep it fun. My aim this year is to try fun events such as obstacle runs and cyclocross and to dabble in group circuit training. It’s going to be a good year.

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Yoga for Triathletes

Tri Lovin' Your Hips

3 Yoga Moves that Stretch Sport Performance

By EION FINN

In competition or training, your hips take a punishing. They are transfer junctions between the upper and lower body and in constant use from start to finish during a triathlon. Hips tighten when we use them a lot and get even tighter if we don’t give them the love they deserve. Here is a yoga sequence to bring some joy to your stride and bounce to your pounce, while pouring out built-up stress. Flow through these three poses together: hold each pose for a minute and breathe.

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