Can Nutrition Help Reduce Onset Muscle Soreness?

We just got back from USAT's Age Group National Championships. Two things are certain. The athletes left with a sense of accomplishment and knowing sore muscles are coming. So we wanted to share this article from Endurance Sports Nutritionist called... Can Nutrition Help Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? While delayed onset muscle soreness – commonly known as DOMS – is perhaps ass... Read More

Do you know Tri? Triathlon Trivia Challenge

Do you know Tri? Triathlon Trivia Challenge Take the quiz and share to challenge friends Answers at Bottom What distance do triathletes run in an Ironman? How many half Iron Man races are there to get to the championship? In which U.S. state is the Ironman championship usually held in? How many competitors completed the first Ironman race? ... Read More

A Cycling Goldmine...On-Demand!

A Cycling Goldmine...On-Demand! We couldn't be more thrilled to bring you this latest release. We've been working hard with the amazing staff at USA Cycling to bring you a truly exclusive and powerful video resource - It's over a dozen of the world’s top cycling minds presenting their latest research and training philosophies - It’s a cycling geek’s dream! Presenting the USA Cycling Coach... Read More

6 Nutrition Rules For Endurance Athletes

What are you eating? We're smack dab in the middle of race season and you better make sure you're eating to win. We love this little piece from the experts over at Ironman. 6 Nutrition Rules for Endurance Athletes In a sport where food is fuel, we sometimes forget that eating well is more than just bars and salt pills. But let's do a quick calculation: If you get eight hours of sleep a n... Read More

Triathlete's Guide to Injury Prevention

We're all geared up for race season. What could be worse right now than getting sidelined by injury? That's why we wanted to share this great article from Triathlete's Guide to Injury Prevention With three disciplines to master, triathletes are particularly vulnerable to injury. Recover quickly, prevent overuse injuries and stay healthy all season long with these tips. READ MO... Read More

14 Fun bicycle facts you may not know

We often take history and technological evolution for granted. Let's face it, most of us can barely remember the days before the iphone. I was just thinking about my old LG flip phone and how hard it was to check email let alone attempt to play Candy Crush. Well, how about bikes? Seems like such a simple machine. A couple of wheels, a crank and some pedals? Sure there are some crazy (and expen... Read More

What You Should Know About Heat Illness and Exercise

Staying Safe and Healthy When the Heat is On The heart of Triathlon season, as well as the season for people getting more active in general, coincides with rising temperatures of the Summer. Naturally, we're all eager to maximize time outdoors, especially after winter keeps us cooped up. However, knowing how our bodies function under the stress of heat is imperative. Heat illness can be devast... Read More

Joe Friel's - The Key to Athletic Success

We have quite a lot of video content from Joe Friel inside EFTI. With good reason. He's one of the top triathlon minds in the world. He's coached everyone from World Champions and Olympians to beginning age-groupers. He's also the author of The Triathlete's Training Bible - the most successful triathlon training book ever. This article, The Key to Athletic Succes , from Joe's personal blog is... Read More

Joe Friel takes a Question

Just saw a simple, but universal blog post from our good friend Joe Friel. It is a question to Joe from a coach, but we know questions like this resonate with a lot of athletes who don't have the luxury of a personal coach. Thanks Joe: Question on Heart Rate: For some unknown reason I’ve recently received the same basic question three times in emails this week. The question has to do with using... Read More

50 Ironman Races in 50 States in 50 Days! The Ironman Cowboy's Story

Crazy? Amazing? A mix of both? Yeah, probably. Even 5 states in 5 days would blow us away. Anyway, here's the story from the Santa Cruz Sentinel... Technically, if a person planned to work out for 14 hours a day for 50 days straight, and spend most of the remaining 10 hours traveling, the first few days should be the easiest, right? James Lawrence must hope that isn’t true. Lawrence, also k... Read More

GO USA - U.S. Women Grab Second Podium Sweep of 2015 at WTS London

Big shout out from EFTI to the U.S. Women who swept the podium at WTS London! Check out USA Triathlon's article and photo: LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen remains on track to defend her 2014 ITU World Championship title, picking up her 10th straight win in the ITU World Triathlon Series and leading a U.S. podium sweep for the second time this season. Jorgense n (St. Paul, Minn.) used her signature r... Read More

Inspiring - Tandem bike makes triathlon accessible for mother-daughter duo

Sometimes we want to share a story just because it makes us proud to be part of the triathlon community. Well, this one comes all the way from Alaska… It was about 10 years ago that Wendy Leseman watched a video about a father and son who completed an Ironman Triathlon in mind-boggling fashion. Because cerebral palsy left his son unable to swim, bike and run on his own, the father attached a ro... Read More

Boston Marathon Winner Trained By Triathlon Coach

A Kenyan elite runner coached by a former Olympic Triathlete and Ironman Champion. That’s the dynamic between Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich and Ryan Bolton. We at Endurance Films hold a special place in our hearts for Ryan, who was a featured athlete in our landmark documentary feature film, Triathlon: Through the Eyes of the Elite , which chronicled the formation of the first US Oly... Read More

Homemade Energy Gels for Endurance Athletes

Perfect for Cyclists, Swimmers, Runners and Triathletes Those brand name energy gels and bars are expensive. So make your own! We fell in love with this recipe we found on added a powerful natural supplemental punch! Lemongrass Essential Oil promotes healthy digestion and boosts your body’s natural immune response. It also tastes great! Get your doTERRA Lemongrass oil here. ... Read More

Relieve Painful and Tired Muscles with doTerra Deep Blue Rub

First things first - In our email, we were talking about that therapeutic cream that we saw every masseuse using on the Tour de France cyclists... Deep Blue Rub by doTERRA - We tried it and were hooked! It really is a powerful, recovery enhancing, fatigue reducing product that we and many top-level endurance sports professionals use every day. You’ve got to give it a shot! Click here >> Click ... Read More

DDR Prime and Peppermint Essential Oils by Doterra

Powerful All-Natural Antioxidants for Fast Recovery. It’s a simple fact that nature provides the most powerful nutrients that can help us best recover from training and reach optimal fitness. And, as we’ve been talking about, Essential Oils are incredibly concentrated sources of these. As promised here’s two Essential Oil recommendations you use to enhance your performance today: 1. DDR Prime b... Read More

Post Endurance Workout Recovery Smoothie

Peanut Butter - Banana - Berry Sundae Smoothie: Endurance Recovery Smoothie Recovering Nice and Smoothily! Here’s that craving curbing, energy blast of a smoothie we were talking about. It’s an amazingly efficient way to get essential nutrients back into your body so you can recover and train at your best. The Sundae Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1 handful frozen berries BE SURE TO FREEZ... Read More

Meditation: What the Practice Does for Your Body

Meditation is a simple, fast way to reduce stress. It can wipe away the day’s anxieties, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple ... Read More

Playback Issues? Maybe this will help...

Firstly... Whether you are a Mac or Windows user, Chrome is the best browser to watch video on EFTI. More on this page: Why is video playback so choppy? What is video buffering, and how do I do it? What browser can I use with EFTI videos? You've asked me to clear cache on a page or the browser. How do I do that? In fullscreen mode, can I scale the video to fit my monitor? ... Read More

Virtual Training Camp & Streaming

Picture this – A week long triathlon camp in Boulder headlined by Mark Allen. Sound good? Well, it was awesome. This is the camp our partner Triathlon Research hosted this past August. Some of you were lucky enough to be there. For everyone else, you're lucky too. We were there with our cameras and we’re currently preparing OVER 25 HOURS OF VIDEO to share with you. The camp’s focu... Read More
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