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Category: Fitness


On Training for Open Water Confidence and Competence


So, you’re triathlon-curious but terrified of the swim? Turns out, you’re in the same boat as pretty much every other triathlete ever, including the ones with a swim background. Most of us grew up swimming in pools or playing in lakes and oceans, but …



How Fitness Experts Stay In Shape While On Vacation


August is almost over but I know plenty of people who have blow-out long weekends and vacations planned for this last burst of summer and Labor Day weekend. I also know plenty of people—myself included—who are about to hit the busy season for work …





8 Simple Ways to Train, Eat, and Exercise Like an Athlete


It’s been a huge adventure writing for Outside magazine lately, and this article was super fun for me to put together. I pitched as “the rise of duh science in athletics,” and I was so happy with how it turned out. Basically, the premise …






The Ironman Post-Mortem on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


This was a fun one to record, even if it was done roadside while we crossed back to the East Coast. But here it is, the Consummate Athlete Ironman Post-Mortem episode where Peter and I break down how the training for the big race …



10 Things I Learned From Racing an Ironman


This piece on Ironman was so much fun to write for Bicycling, because it let me think about the whole year of training—and race day! A lot of practical stuff in here, like what to wear and choosing the right gear, but also some …