A Comprehensive Guide to Drafting

5 January, 2017 Ellie

The first time I ever rode with a group, it made me nervous to see how close all the other riders were to each other. Mere inches separated some front and back wheels between two individuals. Yet on this relaxed afternoon ride, it didn’t seem to phase anyone but me. […]

Budget Recipes: Chocolate Sunbutter Granola Energy Bars

3 October, 2016 Ellie

A spin on a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, I came up with this recipe by combining my favorite ingredients with the most delicious-looking recipes I could find. And then I put a unique spin on it by using sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. I was introduced […]

How to Get in Shape for Your First Bike Race

19 July, 2016 Ellie

Updated: 7-23-16 It was 3 weeks before my first road race when I decided the minimum fitness I had been maintaining wasn’t going to cut it. I had been working out anywhere from 2 to 4 times per week without any semblance of a plan. I needed to come up […]

Make Your Own Energy Gels Cheaply & Easily

23 June, 2016 Bek

For me, there’s nothing like Salted Caramel Gu. I love the stuff, and I’m usually willing to fork over the cash when buying in bulk. But when my training days get longer, and I need to spend my money on things like my mortgage, I turn to this recipe to […]

Bonking? How To Get Your Energy Up Fast, with Junk Food

12 March, 2016 Bek

  They say it’s not good for you. They say it’ll make you gain weight. They say it has no true purpose. But they’re all wrong. OK, actually, they’re pretty much mostly right, but Coca-Cola definitely does do one thing right: IT STOPS THE BONK. Don’t believe me? Take a […]

Stop Getting Sick after Races or Hard Training Days

7 August, 2013 Bek

There isn’t much worse than working out for months, putting in the hard efforts, and hammering on race day only to wind up with a cold or the flu after your big weekend. Not only does it mess with your training plan, but it just sorta sucks. It might even […]

How to Avoid Heel Strike & Building an Efficient Running Stride

16 July, 2013 Bek

Running. It’s important. Especially if you’re training for the zombiepocalypse . . . or a triathlon. But some of us (OK, me), are really bad at it. If you’re looking to improve your running form to lower your overall triathlon time, or to keep you injury free, I’ve learned a […]

Swim Longer, Faster, and Calmer with Distances & Breathing Drills

11 July, 2013 Bek

I’ll tell you a slight secret–I’m rather prone to panic attacks, and there’s something about swimming that can trigger panic like nobody’s darn business. When I first started triathlon, I struggled to swim any real distance without popping out of the water like a sputtering whale. I would swim 50 […]

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