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  • RACE SPECIFIC SWIM AND RUN WORKOUTS
    July 8, 2024

    RACE SPECIFIC SWIM AND RUN WORKOUTS

    By Playtri Coach Jim Rowe As a coach who has helped people qualify for World Triathlon Age Group National Championships and Ironman World Championships, there are a few swim and run workouts that I go back to again and again...

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  • NEXT LEVEL RACE GEAR
    July 8, 2024

    NEXT LEVEL RACE GEAR

    By Playtri Coach Jim Rowe Every triathlete that I know would like to get faster in the swim, bike, run, or all three. Often times this focus centers on race gear that can help you reach the next level in...

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  • THE 5 PILLARS OF OPEN WATER SWIMMING
    June 7, 2024

    THE 5 PILLARS OF OPEN WATER SWIMMING

    By Coach Michael Rourke  We have officially hit summertime, which means that open water swimming is in full swing, and it is important to take a second to revisit Playtri’s 5 Pillars of Open Water swimming.  These 5 Pillars drive...

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  • Long Ride Essentials
    May 24, 2024

    Long Ride Essentials

    By Coach Mark Kwiatkowski There are few feelings that top getting out on my bike super early for a long ride, the sound of my bike coupled with the tranquil nature of those early morning hours makes for the perfect...

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  • Preparing for Your Long Run
    May 3, 2024

    Preparing for Your Long Run

    By Coach Mark Kwiatkowski   The long run is an integral part of the running process, no matter if your long run is 5 miles or 20, the physical and mental benefits it brings are undeniable. But there’s more that...

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  • Mastering Open Water Swimming
    May 3, 2024

    Mastering Open Water Swimming

    By Coach Jim Rowe   Open water swim season is here, which means now is a good time to get back in the water and gain more confidence for those upcoming races. With all the different variables (temperature changes, waves,...

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  • What to Wear for Triathlon Training vs Racing
    May 3, 2024

    What to Wear for Triathlon Training vs Racing

    By Coach Jim Rowe   With three disciplines to train and then race back to back to back, choosing the right clothing for training and racing can take some serious mental energy. Good news, though - as the official bike...

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  • How to Pick a Wetsuit
    April 6, 2024

    How to Pick a Wetsuit

    How to Choose a Wetsuit Some triathlons will have an open water swim, and depending on the water temperature, a wetsuit may be required or optional for race day to increase additional warmth in the water. A wetsuit can not...

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  • Training vs. Racing Shoes
    March 19, 2024

    Training vs. Racing Shoes

    Training vs Racing Shoes There are many different types of running shoes, and it is important to note that each athlete will have a specific pair/type of shoe that works best for them. There is a wide variety of shoes,...

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