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…

This is the third 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 dramatically changed the…

For most endurance athletes, training and racing becomes their lifestyle.  It’s a year-round process. This can be a very healthy thing, but it can lead to overtraining or injuries if your year isn’t broken down into different training phases.  It can also lead to burn-out if there is no change in focus for a long…

This is the second 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 dramatically changed the…

This is the first 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 dramatically changed the…

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…