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How a Chiropractor Can Help Your Sports Aches and Pains

Chiropractic Doctor Whether you are a seasoned performance athlete, or just starting to get physically active, sports aches and pains are inevitable. Typically these types of pains occur from repetitive movements or repeated stress. Over time, if these pains are ignored a slight loss of movement in your spine, and joints can interfere with healthy…

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What You Should Know When Training For a Triathlon

Triathlon Trainer in Washington, DC Anyone who sets their mind to training for a race knows that they are likely up for a challenge, both physically and mentally. Training for your first marathon is incredibly hard. Finding the right bicycle and training for bike races is difficult, too. Even training for swim races becomes arduous. But…

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Tips For Training For a Triathlon In Winter

Triathlon Trainer in Washington, DC When you put in months of training for a triathlon, you may not necessarily be thinking ahead to the freezing cold months of winter where your training schedule will need to shift dramatically. In fact, while your training could be going very well, it is not uncommon to hit a…

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Frequently Asked Questions For Triathlon Newbies

Triathlon Trainer in Washington, DC Are you new to triathlon training? If so, you may be unsure of what kind of gear to purchase, how to set up a training regime, and even what kind of workouts you should be practicing. With so many questions, it is easy to feel that you have gotten in…

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Benefits of a Chiropractor For Your Triathlon Training

Triathlon Training There is no question, training for a triathlon is not only rigorous but can take a toll on your body. While injuries can certainly happen during your training sessions, you may experience injuries you are not even aware of during a triathlon race because of the amount of adrenaline pumping through your body….

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Tips for Saving Time During Triathlon Training

Triathlon Group Training Washington, DC In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to have extra time to do anything. That includes training for a triathlon. When you are juggling work, family and all your other responsibilities, you might think it is impossible to fit triathlon training in your schedule. The good news is that…

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Triathlon Day Tips

Best Triathlon Trainers Virginia You’ve been training hard for the triathlon for months and race day is finally here. You feel both excited and nervous. To ensure that the entire day goes as smoothly as possible, it is important to be prepared. Here are several triathlon day tips to follow: Eat a Light Meal While…

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Things Not to Forget at Your Next Triathlon

Triathlon Coach Virginia If you’ve completed a triathlon before, you already know how much preparation it takes. Even with careful preparation and checking your race day checklist, however, it’s still possible to forget some things. There’s just so much to remember that it can get overwhelming. With that being said, here are several items you…

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Common Triathlete Mistakes

Triathlon Group Training Washington, DC A triathlon typically consists of cycling, running and swimming various distances. Training and participating in a triathlon takes a lot of hard work and dedication. However, it’s not uncommon for athletes to make mistakes when they’re first starting out and affect their ability to perform at their best. Coaches share…

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Tips for Improving Your Triathlon Run

Ironman Training Washington, DC Running is a huge part of the triathlon and something many athletes find difficult. It takes an incredible amount of endurance to run fast without getting winded. If you aren’t too confident about your running right now, there are plenty of things you can do to improve before the big race….

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Growing up, I was never even remotely athletic, a distinct liability in a sports-mad country. Moreover, I grew to associate the idea of people being “sporty” with people who were generally obnoxious, who loved to lord their athletic prowess over others.

Triathlon, therefore, was a revelation for me: very ordinary people who were able to achieve extraordinary things. Team Z is the essence of triathlon in that regard, an amazing mix of experienced athletes (who turned out to be quite nice people) and absolute beginners, all sharing their different journeys. The team is full of people who push me when I need to be pushed and who push me when I don’t think I want to be pushed. Because the team pushes me, I’ve become something I never would have believed I could become: an athlete.

Mark Mullen

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Never say never on Team Z! I never thought I would do a triathlon let alone a half Ironman. I told anyone who would listen that the only way I would ever run another marathon was if it was in an Ironman and since I was never going to do an Ironman I had nothing to worry about. Well, so much for my “never” list. With the support of Team Z, I have raced numerous short distance triathlons, several half Ironmans, raced my best injury free marathon (I beat Oprah’s time), and signed up for an Ironman.
Regardless of your experience, speed, motivation, and goals there is a place for you on Team Z. When I joined the Team in December 2011, I did not know what to expect. My old game plan was to go as fast and as hard as possible regardless of the consequences. I do not recommend this strategy. I somehow always fell to side with an injury and burned out long before I reached the start line. This all changed when I joined Team Z. With the help of the coaches and my teammates, I am learning everyday how to find balance physically, set reachable goals, listen to my body, and enjoy the experience. I have a good friend on the Team that says that all the training and hard work is the journey. Race day is the victory lap. Gotta Love Team Z!

Kathy Hsu

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In 2009 I ran the Disney Marathon with my mom, accompanying her on her first 26.2 mile adventure. I remember standing at the start next to her and saying, “just think, those Ironman people have to do this after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112”¦..freaking lunatics!.” Two years later with a couple of sprint and Olympic triathlons under my belt, and after a couple of glasses of wine, I started to wonder, “Maybe I can do an Ironman too?” So I pulled the trigger, dropped the cash, and signed up for Ironman Cozumel. This followed by immediate panic. “Oh dear God, what have I done? I haven’t the slightest clue how to train for an Ironman.” A couple months later, by chance, I ran into a Z’er outside of my work and as we started talking Triathlon, she told me about Team Z. “Why not? It can’t hurt” I thought to myself. So I joined. It didn’t take me long to realize that this team had everything I wanted: knowledgeable and supportive coaches, structured training plans for all levels and abilities, fantastic teammates, and most importantly cold beers ready for you after every race!

Scott Leary