Energy Lab July Race Results

By Bethany Rutledge Congrats to Nate Larson, who completed his very first Olympic Triathlon at Richard B. Russell State Park, on his birthday no less. Nice work, Nate! Sergio Sanchez placed 3rd AG at Ironman 70.3 Manta! Congrats, Sergio!! Belated congratulations to #teampodium‘s Bryan Joseph Wells for a great performance and 4th AG at the […]

Confession: My Secret Training for an Unusual Event

I have a confession to make, I’ve been secret training for an event. And not just an ordinary event,  it’s a really long one. Longer than RAAM, or ultraman, or even the Tour. Training for this event is a little out of the ordinary compared to my usual two IRONMAN races a year. Instead, it […]

QOTW: What are some best practices for keeping up my running during tri season?

By Bethany Rutledge If you identify primarily as a runner who does triathlons, then no doubt it’s very important to you to keep up your run performances, even while also training for triathlon. The good news is, this can be done. However, there are several common mistakes runners often make along the way. In a […]

Energy Lab Advanced: How to Win the Race on The Swim

By Bethany Rutledge Triathletes typically love or hate the swim. Because swimming is so technique driven and an early adoption sport “adult onset swimmers” are disadvantaged from the start. Rarely are late onset swimmers able to rise to level of even an average swim team kid. The good news for the adult onset swimmers is […]

Should I Buy A Road Bike?

By Bethany Rutledge Thinking about adding a road bike to your arsenal? Wondering if it’s worth it? Triathlete Magazine recently posted last year’s article, “Why Triathletes Should Consider Buying A Road Bike.” In this article, we explored six ways a road bike can help you. For many years, I only had a tri bike, which […]

QOTW: What Are The Most Important Training Sessions Before My First Triathlon

By Bethany Rutledge “I’m training for my first race and I’m excited. The problem is, things have been crazy at work and I’m only getting in about half my training. Where should I cut?” Many athletes have asked a similar version of the above question. Say you’re training for your first race (or first longer […]

Energy Lab Advanced: How to bike faster outside and inside

By Bethany Rutledge In a recently reposted Triathlete Mag article, I explored the idea of going faster (outside) on the bike with less effort. Specifically, we looked at the effects of power, weight, and aerodynamics and how each factor contributes to speed. You can read an excerpt and link over below: What is a realistic […]

QOTW: How Do I Pick My First Triathlon?

By Bethany Rutledge How should you pick your very first (or next) race? There are so many great races these days it can be overwhelming to choose. Plus there are the factors, of race distance or timing which expand or limit the options further. Let’s look at some factors to consider below: Distance– We all […]