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Tools For Learning Better Triathlon Pacing

In a recent Rock Star Triathlete podcast with Ben Greenfield and Kerry Sullivan, you learned about how to properly respond to pace changes during a race, and how to learn better pacing.

In this video, Rock Star Triathlete Academy coach Ben Greenfield shows you some of his favorite tools for learning better pacing. Under the video, you’ll find helpful links to everything that Ben talks about.

In this video, Ben recommends:


SwimMp3 player

SetStarter (use 10% discount code “10percent” when you order)

Runervals (with GoodPlayer app to put them on your phone)

Sufferfest indoor cycling videos

Dynamic Stretching

In this video Kerry Sullivan shows and dynamic stretching exercises that you can do.

Dynamic stretching is a way to stretch your muscles by using movement. This is a more effective way for athletes to build flexibility as it teaches the body how to become flexible through a full range of motion and thus you are able to notice the difference more when swimming, cycling and running.

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Should Triathletes Donate Blood? Sure. by John Post, MD


“Back off man, I’m a scientist.” Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

I think triathletes should donate blood. All of us. Doesn’t matter if it’s the Red Cross or your local blood service, just do it. Did you know that only 3% of the population gives blood so that 100% may ultimately benefit?

The first thing, as an athlete, you want to know how long it takes to return to the predonation levels. Back to where you’re not actually reverse blood doping. Well the plasma level is back up in 24 hours and the oxygen carrying red cells normalize in about 4-6 weeks. That’s why you can donate again in 8 weeks. Think about how frequently you read on Slowtwitch about someone being injured, car hits bike and the like, and then think what if that becomes you? Will there be blood available? The red cells only have a shelf life of 5 or 6 weeks, some of the components even less. Continue reading

London 2012 Olympic Triathlon Course Preview

Triathlon is shaping up to be one of the marquee events at this year’s Olympics in London. Not only is the strong field of women and men featuring home nation favourites – Helen Jenkins, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee – but the course is one of the few venues that is widely open to the public.

With seven laps of the bike segment passing in front of Buckingham Palace, it is sure to create a buzz with the fans and media alike.

In this video, Chris Janzen of provides a preview of the Hyde Park course.

When To Take Your Supplements Before A Triathlon

In this video, Ben Greenfield tells you exactly when to take your supplements before a triathlon, and which supplements to take when.

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How Many Carbohydrates Should You Eat The Day Before A Triathlon?

In this video, Ben Greenfield demonstrates exactly how many carbohydrates you should eat the day before a triathlon. You’ll be surprised.

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How To Run Up Hills [video]

In this video, Ben Greenfield shows you how to approach hills when running.

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An 8 Day Challenge To Build Momentum In Your Training (Video 8 of 8)

Momentum is a powerful force. Sometimes it works in our favor and sometimes it works against us!

But rather than leaving it to chance, you can take specific steps to start building it immediately for more productive training and more effective days. In this video, Chris offers up an 8 Day Challenge to build that momentum and really get moving to make this a brilliant triathlon season for you.

Don’t just watch this video…take the challenge! :)

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Do You Have What It Takes To Achieve Your Best? (Video 7 of 8)

Even if you’re not an elite athlete, and even if you’re new to the sport, you can make it a great season if you have the right support team.

Finding the right resources is critical. You’ll learn a lot with the Rock Star community and coaches but you might be overlooking additional – and easy – elements to keep you on track with your training and racing goals.

In this video, Chris introduces a simple and intelligent way to identify what you have and what you need to have a remarkable season of triathlon. Watch here… Continue reading

Triathlon Orthotics Video: Ben Greenfield Explains Cycling And Running Orthotics

In this video, Rock Star Triathlete Academy coach Ben Greenfield tells you everything you need to know about cycling orthotics and running orthotics, so that you can make an educated decision about what will work best for you.

Are you a member of the academy? If so, ask your question about triathlon orthotics in the next coaching call or on the academy forum.