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Barefoot/Minimalist Running: Should You Do It?


Over the last few years the idea of running barefoot or in shoes that offer minimal support has become increasingly popular.  Should we all change the way we run and do other activities to match […]

Relieving Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar Fasciitis You wake up first thing in the morning and you step onto the floor. Immediately you feel pain on the bottom of your foot close to the heel. You carefully step your way […]

Chronic Injuries and Sports Massage


For many athletes, the injuries that have the greatest long-term impact are chronic injuries or injuries that occur over time with no obvious incident.  Chronic injuries include things like patellar tendonitis (aka Runner’s or Jumper’s […]

Triathlon Training: Cool Down, Recovery, and Flexibility


Cool Down, Recovery, and Flexibility I’m sure that for many people when they cross the finish line all they want to do is collapse.  I can certainly understand that desire.  Sometimes it’s exhausting just watching […]

Hydration and Electrolyte Replacement: Why and How?


There is already some great advice about hydration here on the RaceTri site, but I wanted to give a little more information for those who are looking for an advantage as they move forward with […]

Shin Splints


Shin Splints!  This is likely the last thing that a runner wants to think about.  It’s a potentially complex problem with relatively simple treatments that no one wants to do.  With that cheery introduction let’s […]

Patellar Tendonitis


Another source of knee pain is , or ‘jumper’s knee’.  It is more common in jumping sports like basketball and volleyball, but runners can also be affected.  The pain most often starts with no particular […]

Numb Hands and Cycling


Do you ever get numbness and tingling in your palms and fingers (ring and pinky) with cycling?  If so, you may be suffering from Ulnar Nerve Entrapment.  This is caused by swelling within a small […]

Making Faster Triathlon Transitions


Here are some simple steps to help you make faster transitions during a triathlon.  Wither this is your first triathlon or you’ve reached a point that your life is defined by your training and pursuit […]

Open Water Swimming Tips


As the lakes warm up and you are feeling the mental pressures of your next triathlon, the open water swim can be one of the biggest mental challenges that you have to face.  The best thing to […]

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