Plantar fasciitis is when the plantar fascia ligament becomes inflamed. The plantar fascia ligament starts at the bottom of the heel and extends into the arch and midfoot to the bases of the toes. Often the ligament is irritated at the origin on the heel attachment therefore giving “heel pain.” The ligament can become inflamed…

When I first started in triathlon, each year there was a great race series in Ohio (it’s still going on today, 25 years later). They held races in state parks across the entire state. The distances were pretty much the same at each race, but the terrain was different, depending on what part of the…

This is the fourth and final part of a four-part preview to the Wildflower Long Course. Wildflower has been an iconic event for decades.  It is definitely a “must-do” triathlon.  A few years ago, as a result of the drought, Race Director Terry Davis and Tri-California were forced to move the swim venue.  This change…

In the sport of triathlon, the training isn’t simply swimming, biking and running.  The foundation of your tri-training needs to be a well-rounded strength training program centered on functional strength movements. I touched on functional training in my article last month when I talked about staying injury-free during training.  Functional strength not only gets you…