Each time that I visit The Villages, Florida, I am impressed with the activity level of its residents. According to its official website, The Villages is “America’s Healthiest Hometown”. It is difficult to argue with this given the number of fitness facilities and activities.
A surprising number of triathletes indicate that their greatest concern or weakest leg of the triathlon is swimming. The ‘concern’ element typically decreases quickly or even disappears with training, experience and confidence.
This article reviews the main features of pool and open water triathlon swimming. The characteristics of each should be factored into your training. Read More
A review of “Masters Running: a guide to running and staying fit after 40”, Hal Higdon (c2005)
Staying active as we age is key to not only a longer life but one that is more enjoyable. 93% of the 500 respondents to a survey of runners indicated that they ran in order to stay fit. In his book “Masters Running” (Rodale Press), Hal Higdon shares his advice from a life of running to help us not only become better runners but also to decrease the inevitable effects of aging.
Starting to Run for Triathlon Training
If you are new to running or it has been some time since you ran, follow this simple advice for training for the triathlon run. You will be amazed at how quickly your running fitness improves.