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becoming a triwife all over again
in Life with a Triathlete, Race Life

Becoming A TriWife All Over Again

My husband hasn’t done an Ironman race since California in 2015. Due to injuries and work obligations he was forced to take some time away from the sport. Can I still be called a TriWife? I mean we’re talking three years here. He is supposed to be getting back into the sport this spring, however, which brings up the question…Will I have forgotten everything I’ve learned…

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what are some triathlon destinations that teens will love
in Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete, Triathlon

3 Triathlon Destinations Even Your Teens Should Love

Traveling to a triathlon is not always an easy task, but when you are taking teenagers to triathlons,  there is so much you need to consider. While having kids in tow is awesome, teens really need special TLC when considering which triathlons to take them to. More than likely they would much rather stay at home with their friends then have to travel to a…

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what is a novel idea for choosing triathlons
in Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete, Race Life, Triathlon

A Novel Idea for Choosing Triathlon Venues

While the triathlon season is over for pretty much everyone unless you’re doing Ironman Australia, choosing triathlon venues for races to do in the new season is just heating up. There are many reasons why your triathlete may pick a venue related to racing itself. For instance, they know they do better on flat bike courses so pick races to match that strength. But, how…

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what are a few local triathlons that should be on my next race scheudule
in Home, North America, Other, The Races, Triathlon

3 Local Triathlons to Put on Your Next Race Schedule

There is more to the triathlon world than Ironman, Rev 3, and Challenge Family. Many communities also offer local triathlons and go out of their way to make them a great event for the triathlete and fun for families. Besides, these shorter distance local races are a great way to get your feet wet in the sport and the family involved before progressing to longer…

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sport of spectating ironman 70.3 world championships tips
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Sport of Spectating Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

Updated 2018. My husband did Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, so I’m quite familiar with the course. It makes it easy for me to offer tips for the sport of spectating Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. I have to say from a supporter’s point of view, it wasn’t the easiest race to spectate or to see your racer multiple times. For our race, they wouldn’t let people get close to…

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taking a triathlon season off from the triathlete lifestyle
in Home, Life with a Triathlete

California Cities Fit For A Triathlete Lifestyle

California is a state we love for many reasons, well beyond triathlons. You can experience the ocean to the mountains and everything in-between within hours. Surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon if you want; it’s all at your doorstep. And, don’t even get us started on the wine and food. California has some of our favorite vineyards and restaurants in the world….

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are there any disadvantages to a triathlete who trains solo finds a group
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Why A Triathlete Who Trains Solo Switches Gear For A Group

My husband has always been a triathlete who trains solo. Oh, they’d be the occasional rides with friends on weekends, but that was rare, especially when he was training for a race. The reason was always explained to me as follows… It’s too hard to do what I need to do when I’m riding with someone else. I have to follow what Matt (his coach)…

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is body image and triathlete partners a issue for discussion
in Home, Life with a Triathlete

Should A Triwife Intervene When A Triathlete Says “I’m Done”?

Many triathletes have probably experienced that “I just don’t want to or can’t do this anymore” feeling. It may have come about because of an injury, race setback, or they’re just plain exhausted. While most have something jolt them back to reality and the world of triathlons, there are those that just have a lot of trouble snapping out of it and getting remotivated to…

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is a getaway vacation a good way to decompress with a triathlete
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5 Ways To Decompress With A Triathlete

During the off season, it’s often hard for triathletes to decompress. We think of it this way. For 10 or 11 months of the year, they dedicate 2-6 hours a day training (at least ours do). Then, add the prep time and downloading training time, reading triathlon magazines, looking on-line at the newest gear and everything else, and many hours a day are eaten up…

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