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…

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…

The term core has become very common when talking about any sort of workout in the gym. But, not everyone really knows what this term means or refers to the same thing when they use it. Many people also don’t know or don’t understand how training the core can help you outside of the gym….

Pretty much everyone has had some sort of injury at one point or another.  We all know how frustrating they can be and no one wants to interrupt their training for a strained calf or knee or whatever you want to name.  The risk of injuries can be greatly reduced with consistency in a few…

Don’t Forget That! How frustrating is it when you forget a key piece of clothing or equipment and, because you literally can’t workout without it, you CAN’T get your workout in. UUUGGHH!!! As triathletes, we have all kinds of equipment and things we use during training… swimsuits, bike shoes, run shoes, socks, sunglasses, etc. etc….