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What's-the-Best-Pace-for-Long-Runs

By Caitlin Chock, active.com Oh, the long run. I’ve always loved long run days and the feelings of entitlement we get for the rest of the day: slothful laziness and inhaling as much food as we want. When training for distance races, the staples of the week usually include one or two key workouts and the…

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3-Rules-to-Ramp-Up-Your-Training

By Michelle Valenti and Dave Scott, active.com Are you antsy to kick things up a notch and strengthen your triathlon foundation? Here, Dave Scott discusses three things to consider before increasing mileage, so you can do so safely and effectively. Rule #1: Consider your susceptibility to injury. First and foremost, you shouldn’t start to build…

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What-You-Should-(and-Shouldn't)-Buy-Before-Your-First-Triathlon

By Jacquie Cattanach, active.com Triathlon may not be the cheapest venture out there, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to finish your first race. Here’s a quick guide to what to save on—and what to splurge on—as you get started in the sport. Save On: The Bike Sure, you need a bike to…

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The-Best-Warm-Up-Exercises-for-Runners

by Jason Fitzgerald, active.com Ask your grandmother what she did before she went running and I’ll bet your next marathon entry fee she’ll say, “I stretched.” Traditionally, it was common for athletes to do absolutely no warm-up—just simple stretching. Most experts and running coaches no longer recommend static stretching as a warm-up and have found…

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