If it's your first time racing triathlon's esteemed IRONMAN World Championship, tap into wisdom from four people who know this race inside and out.
If you're lacking the motivation to saddle up these days, check out the list below to help you shake up your routine.
The onset of summer should have me excited about cycling. Ditching the arm warmers on rides. Saying goodbye to the long-fingered gloves. No more headbands under my helmet. The only problem is, I live in San Francisco where the summer months are Mark Twain's equivalent of cold winters. When you can’t see the end of the street due to dense fog, and intense headwinds turn your flat roads into slog fests, it's easy to lose your cycling mojo.
Husband to the rescue. He planned a destination cycling weekend, also known as a credit card ride. We rode the California coastline from San Francisco to a little motel on the Sonoma coast, stayed overnight, and cycled back the next day. There's nothing like an adventure on new roads to inspire you to get back on your saddle and enjoy the ride.
Alison Tetrick and Ted King break down biking basics to help you feel more comfortable on the road.
Many adults can recount the exact moment they learned to ride a bike. In fact, there's presumably photographic evidence—taking your first pedal strokes is a childhood rite of passage. The simple skill of riding a bike is never forgotten.
The third annual Island House Invitational Triathlon will return on November 17th & 18th, 2017 for a new two-day, three-race format with 30 of the world’s best professional triathletes. The race will be held in the Bahamas on the private island of Highbourne Cay, Exuma. World-class athletes from both short and long course backgrounds will go head-to-head in what is becoming known as one of the most exciting races in the world. The 2017 event will feature a prologue Individual Time Trial, an Enduro race, and conclude with a Pursuit race to determine the champions.
Three bike-handling tips from pro Meredith Kessler’s personal guru.
Meredith Kessler will be the first to admit that for many years she was not fond of riding her bike outdoors, preferring the ease and comfort of the trainer for more than 80 percent of her bike training. With front-pack swim and world-class running abilities, three years ago, on the recommendation of her triathlon coach, Matt Dixon of Purplepatch Fitness, she turned to New Zealand-based cycling coach Paul Buick to help finesse her bike-handling skills and turn the bike leg into a strength. This past June at Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, she set a new bike course record, eclipsing the mark set by Daniela Ryf during the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship race. She also broke the bike course record on her way to the win at last month’s Ironman Arizona.
Empowering athletes to make smart decisions in their training and racing is a hallmark of this IRONMAN U Master Coach.
by Jordan Blanco
When Chris Lieto finished second at the IRONMAN World Championship in 2009—a breakthrough performance for the American—one of the questions that circulated the triathlon world following was "who coaches this guy?" The answer was Matt Dixon, a British-born triathlon coach, and founder of purplepatch fitness.