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Lucy Charles-Barclay is Rewriting the Rules of Ironman Racing The dent she puts into her competitors in the water is often insurmountable. She is, quite literally, rewriting how long-course tris are won. Meet Lucy Charles-Barclay. It's a windy and warm April morning in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Lucy Charles-Barclay is standing on a beach a few feet from the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean.

Fat Burning: Should I Limit Carb Intake in Long Workouts? Velonews.com's Chris Case answers a question that many endurance athletes ask about maximizing fat burning during long workouts. Do I need to control my carbohydrate intake before and during long rides in order to maximize fat burning? Or is it just the intensity that matters?

Karlovy Vary ready to host latest stop on World Cup circuit - Triathlon.org The ITU World Cup circuit moves ever onwards to the 11th stop of the 2019 season on Sunday and the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary.

Zach Josie: This Triathlete Isn't Letting Dwarfism Hold Him Back If you're the guy who made fun of 32-year-old Zach Josie in transition last year, he's only got one word for you: Thanks. "There was someone who poked fun of my bike and stature while I was setting in T1 before the race.

Great Success Of The ITU Accreditation Coach Education Program In Portugal - Triathlon.org Since March 2019, ITU Development and the Portugal Triathlon Federation have worked closely to complete the ITU accreditation process of the National Coaching Education System of Portugal.

Amazon Music Launches on Garmin Watches: Everything you need to know Here's everything you need to know to get your Garmin watch working with Amazon Music - step by step instructions and all!

JADA Play True 2020 - Triathlon.org The Japan Anti-Doping Agency and the organizing committee of the 2019 Tokyo World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event, in cooperation with the International Triathlon Union, facilitated a number of different opportunities for the athletes, coaches and spectators to experience the "i-PLAY TRUE Relay" for Tokyo2020.

One-Hour Workout: Swim-Bike Race Prep Here's a swim-bike race prep session that'll help develop your capacity to transition from the water to two wheels. This session begins in the water with a 40-minute swim workout that flows right into a 20-minute hard bike set. It takes a little more planning than most sessions, as you'll want to have your bike trainer set up on poolside.

Five takeaways from Ironman Copenhagen Anne Haug blasted to a new German full-distance record, but that was just one of the many stories from Ironman Copenhagen on the weekend.

Upset Stomach Before a Race: Here's How to Deal In most cases, an upset stomach before a race can be attributed to taper, nerves, and excitement. But sometimes, our gut is letting us know that something is off. Here's what to do when those race day butterflies morph into stomach spiders.

Oura Ring: Can a Smart Ring Change the Way You Recover? A useful tech tool or an overpriced gadget? We look at the pros and cons of the Oura Ring. For athletes, recovery is a critical key of the training puzzle. Everything from the previous night's sleep to time spent sitting at the office can make or break a workout.

InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower Rollers with Floating Fork: In-Depth Review In the indoor training world there are roller people, and there are trainer people. It's sorta like politics or religion. Fighting with one camp over the benefits is mostly futile. The only people who benefit from such discussions are the social media platforms themselves and ad sales.

Editor's Video Training Diary #2 This month, we're tagging along with former pro and current senior/gear editor Chris Foster as he finishes up his preparation for the Santa Barbara Tri at the end of August. In this triathlon training video, Foster will walk viewers through his sessions and post the sets, his own numbers, and a list of the gear he uses in each workout below.

Anne Haug Shines on Unique Ironman Copenhagen Course Germany's Anne Haug dominated Sunday's Ironman Copenhagen race with a stellar 8:31:32 finish time-one of the fastest ever by a female Ironman athlete. Germany's Anne Haug dominated Sunday's Ironman Copenhagen race with a stellar 8:31:32 finish time-one of the fastest ever by a female Ironman athlete.

2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Start List Revealed Ironman today revealed the 117 professional athletes that make up the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship start list. Fifty-seven women will compete in Nice, France on Sept. 7, with the 60 men following on the same course on Sept. Over 5,000 age-group athletes will also compete over the weekend.

Last Weekend Now: Tokyo Test Event, Ironman Mont-Tremblant, Ironman Copenhagen A different take on the Tokyo Test Event drama, a sigh of relief as two Kona favorites get their qualifying spots, and a breakthrough star turns in one of the fastest times ever. You've heard the phrase "rules are made to be broken," which is a paraphrase of a quote from General Douglas MacArthur.

The Monday Round-Up: A Record Breaking Weekend Beals, Lester, Stien and Haug take wins in Canada, Sweden and Copenhagen.

Am I Recovered Enough for My Next Hard Session? It's more important to know if you're recovered enough to do another hard workout and benefit from it. Because the purpose of a hard workout isn't surviving the workout, it's to gain some measurable fitness. In 2007, a group of Finnish researchers looked at this exact question.

Beals and Lester shatter records at Ironman Mont-Tremblant Here's what he had to say after the race:. Another Canadian, Nathan Killam, managed to run his way past a fading Jolicoeur Desroches to round out the podium. The women's race started with the two women we expected to lead the way in the water doing just that.

12 months to Possibly my best & last ironman On this soggy Sunday in UK and Denmark I am watching a number of friends on the ironman tracker, the live tv saw the pros women come in hours ago with Anne Haug smashing the course record.

Team France deliver dramatic Mixed Relay gold on final day of Tokyo Test Event - Triathlon.org It was a fitting end to four days of unforgettable action at the Tokyo Test Event on Sunday with Team France - anchored by Dorian Coninx - surging to gold after the 2019 WTS Bermuda champion edged a photo finish with Great Britain's Alex Yee, Team USA coming home for the bronze.

France edges Great Britain at Tokyo Test Event Mixed Relay It came down to a photo finish, but in the end France's Dorian Coninx was able to outlean Great Britain's Alex Yee to take the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo.

Two-minute ticker - Stein captures Kalmar The German did his first full-distance and earned his Kona slot thanks to a big win at the men's-only pro race in Ironman Kalmar.

Paratriathlon World Cup takes over day 3 of Tokyo Test Event - Triathlon.org Under the beating Tokyo summer sunshine, Saturday morning was the paratriathletes' turn to sample the Odaiba Bay course twelve months ahead of Tokyo 2020.

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