I'm Pregnant - Can I Still Train?

When I found out I was pregnant at about six weeks, our triathlon training season had just kicked off and one of my first questions to my doctor was whether I could stick with it.  To my immense relief, she said yes.

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Elise Crane
Crushing Life Goals in Croatia

Croatia 2019 was nothing short of life changing.  Three first time triathletes set a goal, made a commitment to prepare themselves through training, and delivered impressive performances in the face of adverse race-day weather conditions and with a spirit and sense of camaraderie that was inspiring.  We are proud to call them fellow adventures, teammates, and triathletes.  But make no mistake, our April trip to Croatia wasn’t all sweat and training.  We indulged on oysters and delectable seafood at every turn, tasted plenty of indigenous wine, and explored hidden beaches along Korčula island’s vast coast. 

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A Short Guide to Racing Internationally

Racing internationally is the only way to vacation, if you ask us.  It allows you a unique vantage point into a new place that comes with running through the streets, swimming in the water, and feeling the wind on your face as you bike.  Racing builds camaraderie with your foreign competitors, showing that you have more in common than you might think.  You’ll build a bond with new friends that will not soon be forgotten.

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Andrew Riedy
Staying Warm When Training in the Cold

It’s full-on winter; you’re prepping for warmer races,; and you’re torn between your New Year’s resolution or staying in your warm bed. There’s no doubt about it – the mental battle between your brain and body to go for a run on a chilly winter day is tough, so how can you be best prepared?

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Natalie Holder
An Ultra for the Ages

With America’s oldest ultramarathon right around corner, it’s a great time to reflect on some of the smaller stories that make a race unique. Here is an inside look about a hometown runner that became this storied marathon’s photographer.

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Natalie Holder
Not Your Parents' Communist Poland

Poland is booming and brimming with color, beauty, life, and energy.  Krakow is a cultural gem, rich in history with a vibrant restaurant and arts scene.  Zakopane, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, is defining mountain and outdoor culture for the region, catering to guests while attempting to establish a “leave no trace” ethos, something we can get behind!  Read about our recent adventures!   

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Andrew Riedy
A Guide to Your First Triathlon

You won’t regret tackling your first triathlon! It is neither as difficult nor as complex as you might think – with a little planning and a touch of training, you’ll be ready to go on race morning! Here is my guide to your first triathlon.

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Making Time for Injury Prevention

After a visit this weekend to DC’s own Rose Physical Therapy Group, I’m determined to make injury prevention a priority.  Think of it as a savings plan for your body, but instead of putting dollars aside to build up a cushion for tough times, do those hip stability exercises and you’ll be way less prone to knee injuries down the road.  And you know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Clare Bowe walked our YTri team through some easy exercises with basic equipment and now I’m a fan!

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Andrew Riedy
Training: A Love Letter

“Each training session is like writing a love letter to yourself to be opened on race day,” an unrelenting spin instructor recently said between breaths as she enthusiastically motivated her class of triathlon newbies to crank up the resistance. 

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Taking the Plunge from the Pool to Open Water

“I would do triathlons but swimming in open water terrifies me.”  This is the most common explanation I’ve heard from friends and strangers who seem perfectly poised to excel in tris.  I get it — especially for the “Jaws” generation, open water is daunting.  But once you embrace the darkness and churn, open water swimming can be the biggest thrill of a tri.

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