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Newsletter ep. 35: a modest proposal

Text by Kelly O’Mara | Photo from: Kaori Photo / Wildflower Experience 2018 ‘If We Were Riding’ is a weekly triathlon-ish newsletter written by Kelly O’Mara and produced by Live Feisty Media. Subscribe to ge...

The Training Partner

“The Cafe-Stop,” “Procrastinator,” “Yapper,” what kind of training partner are you? by Caroline Livesey Triathlon can be a solo sport.  Age groupers with jobs (there are many without!) and PROs with jobs (th...

Triathlon is all grown up

After years of growth and change, Triathlon has finally hit a down turn in race registrations and endemic trade. It occurred to me that, since we stopped growing, in a way, we hit adulthood. So it's time to get...
Erin Hamilton ironman

Coming Out – Second Chances and Self Discovery

by Erin Hamilton | edited by Jessica Michalofsky Hi, my name is Erin. I’m a female amateur triathlete who happens to be transgender. Wait…. What? Yep, that wasn’t a typo, I’m a transgender woman. 201...

The Magic of Ultraman

With a little help from our friends, the impossible becomes possible. By Danielle Audino 40 Athletes. 320 Miles. 3 Days. The Ultraman triathlon race is often regarded as the ultimate test of human endurance...

How to prepare for a hot race

Coach Marilyn Chychota's top tips on acclimatizing for the heat With spring comes the race season here in the Northern Hemisphere. Many early races are in hot locations, so we asked Coach Marilyn to give us he...

Why I Love the Olympics (and my favorite stuff so far)

Pictured: Soohorang (left), the mascot of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Bandabi (right), the mascot of the 2018 Winter Paralympics. The following is an excerpt from the ‘If We Were Riding’ newsletter, ep. 20. R...

Triathlon Gift Ideas for Her

Triathlon Gift Ideas for Her by Danielle Audino With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what to gift your favorite triathlete. To make your holiday shopping a snap, we c...