Training for a Marathon: Part 3

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | Congratulations—you’ve made it through the sometimes grueling, always interesting process of training to run 26.2 miles. The race is fast approaching, and your nerves are probably getting frazzled. Let’s look at what you can do on race week and race day to have the best possible experience and finishing time.

Training for a Marathon: Part 2

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | As you move deeper into marathon training, you’ll need to pay special attention to taking care of yourself while you handle the workload. Proper nutrition and rest are critical, and they’re the focus of this piece…

Training for a Marathon: Part 1

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | The marathon is a rite of passage for serious runners and for many non-runners, too: 26.2 miles of self-examination and self-knowledge. It’s also a doable goal for almost everyone, given the right circumstances and build-up. In this series, I’ll talk you through the process…

Getting Started in Triathlon: Part 3

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | Congratulations: you’ve climbed the learning curve for triathlon and are ready to put your skills to the test! Now that you’ve got a handle on equipment, combination workouts, and transitions, race day is drawing near. There’s so much to manage in the days before your race—and, of course, in the race itself—that it’s the sole focus of this last part of the series…

Getting Started in Triathlon: Part 2

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | In Part 1 of this three-part series on getting up to speed in triathlon, we examined equipment and choosing a race, with a training plan to give you four weeks of base-building in each discipline. In part 2, I’ll explain combination workouts and transitions between sports, including a look at what to wear so that your triathlon will go smoothly…

Getting Started in Triathlon: Part 1

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | What is this crazy thing called triathlon? Three sports in one event—usually swim, bike, and run, and usually in that order. It’s a great way to expand your skill set and your approach to training…

Sports Nutrition Part 2: What and When to Eat

By Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher
In Part 1, we looked at what goes into sports nutrition products. Here’s how to use them to best effect in your workouts and races…

Sports Nutrition Part 1: Why to Eat

By Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher
Each athlete will have a different set of nutritional needs, based on metabolic rate, stomach sensitivity, intensity of exercise, sweat rate, and other factors. Here are some guidelines on what works for me and my athletes…

Get a Running Start

by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher
Here on Athleta Chi, you’ll find my plans to get you through a fast 5K, 10K, or half marathon race. But if you’re not already running, that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach…

Yoga Lessons from the Masters Swim

By Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher
I know from personal experience how intimidating beginning a yoga practice can be. I first tried yoga when I dropped in on a popular teacher’s class. What looked so easy on the other side of the studio’s glass doors proved to be incredibly difficult…