Author: Dan Aamodt

First triathlon? What you should know!

Eric Purrington from ESPN wrote a funny article about triathlon & triathletes, and what he found after before/during/after his first triathlon. A good read for triathletes of all experience levels.  And spandex? You betcha!  Here’s the link: http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/What-I-Wish-I-Knew-Before-My-First-Race.htm?cmp=306&memberid=30571047&lyrisid=24845521  

USAT Level 1 Coaching clinic – July 27-28

The next USAT Level I coaching clinic in the Rocky Mountain Region will be in Salt Lake City on July 27-28.  Registration opens May 2nd at 9:00AM! For more info on the USAT website: http://www.usatriathlon.org/audience/coaching/become-a-coach.aspx To register: http://www.active.com/triathlon-class/salt-lake-city-ut/level-i-coaching-clinic—salt-lake-city-ut-2012

Learning to love the swim – how?

Great article on BeginningTriathlete about learning to love open water swimming. We know that fear of the open water is one of the main reasons that keeps people from doing an open water triathlon! Maybe this article will help you and your friends become more comfortable without the line in the bottom of the pool.  […]

Time for open water! Psyche yourself up!

Everyone will be transitioning from the warm, clear, lane-lined pools to the dark, semi-clear(?) open water in the next few months!  To help you get ready for open water, here’s a nice introduction to open water training and the associated mind-games: http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/Psych-Yourself-Up-for-Open-Water.htm?cmp=306&memberid=30571047&lyrisid=24756484

Mooooooo…chocolate style featuring Mirinda Carfrae

Always nice to see professional triathletes making their way into mainstream media! Check out this article on the benefits of chocolate milk for training and the video featuring pro triathlete Mirinda Carfrae. We’ve known about the benefits for years. The marketing folks finally figured out that big kids (okay, adult athletes) like chocolate milk too! […]

The “Lance Effect” and Triathlon – good or bad?

We all know that Lance Armstrong’s recent return to triathlon at the Panama 70.3 brought a lot of media attention.  The folks at TriFuel posted an opinion piece with some pros & cons of Lance re-entering the triathlon arena.  Interesting article, especially for those who have been around triathlon for awhile. Think triathlon is a […]

Triathlon is trending!

To pull from the Twitter buzzword, triathlon is trending, here to stay and continuing to grow!  Check out the Top 15 Fitness Trends for 2012 put together by Intermountain Sports Medicine: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/services/medicalgroup/clinics/physicianclinics/sportsmed/resources/Documents/15-fitness-trends.pdf Check out #3 and #1 on the list! If you’ve been thinking about the Ultimate Relay, it’s time to get your team together […]

Moab trail run – water crossing anyone?

We just finished updating all of the maps on the 2012 Moab Triathlon Festival/XTERRA Moab site.  While mapping the trail run, we couldn’t help but think about one of our athlete’s experience with the water crossing in 2011! For those who haven’t seen it yet, it’s a narrow bridge (if you can call it that) […]