TriDot defines an athlete's "Preseason" as the time beginning a few weeks after that athlete’s last triathlon in one season to about four months before their first one in the following season . By contrast, their “In-season” is the time starting about four months before their first race of the season through their last race of that same season.  

TriDot Check-In: Ken Bramble

KEN BRAMBLE is President and COO of Booher Consultants, LLC, a global training firm specializing in all forms of corporate communications. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business marketing from Kansas State University and serves on the boards of the Church at Coffee Creek and Habitat for Humanity International.

Triathlon Training Run Cadence

Beep, beep, beep, beep. Right, left, right, left. Beep, beep, beep, beep.

I match my footfalls to the metronome app set to 180 bpm (beats per minute). Right, left, right, left, right, left.  Rats! I’m off again. Right, right, left, right, left, right—once again matching the beat and the constant beep of the metronome. 

Triathletes are pyromaniacs. They need fire. They need passion.

The best fuel for their burning flame is a competitive drive. However, what differs from one triathlete to another is where that competitive drive is directed. Is it against yourself or against others?

From Tragedy to Transformation

Why do tragedies disrupt our lives? Why do unforeseen hardships rock our worlds? Why do catastrophes shake us to the core of our beings? The only certainty in life, it seems, is that there is uncertainty in life, and that unfortunate events befall us all. It’s how we deal with them that determines the course and character of our lives.

Where's the Line in Getting Outside Assistance in Triathlon?

A roommate of mine once posed a difficult question for me to answer. “So then you’re cheating right?” he asked.

My brow furrowed. I smirked a condescending smirk as spittle flew from the side of my mouth. Cheating? I laughed to myself. Of course not.

Junior Triathlete Jonathan McAlister

JONATHAN MCALISTER is a member of the Tri4Him Junior Elite Team and recently finished first in the 15-19 male division at the 2016 USAT Age Group Sprint National Championships. He is completing high school through Liberty Online University and lives in Argyle, Texas.

When did you begin triathlon and what attracted you to the sport?

TriDot Dashboard 101 - 3 Critical Triathlon Training Data Points

The all-new TriDot dashboard is rife with features and serious triathlon technology. It’s easy to use and understand for those who only need the basic training information, but also deep enough for the data-junkie to put on his or her triathlon scuba gear and go exploring.

3 Key Points to Remember About Stamina Training in Triathlon

For me, the start of every triathlon season is like clockwork. I’ve come to realize that a scheduled event rolls around once every spring. One in which I acquire the opportunity to repeat the mistakes of my past. It’s a time to be foolish in my confidence. A time to act out of pride. Perhaps it’s the suppressed tenacity or the ambition that gets to me.

What's the Minimum Training Needed for a Full IRONMAN Triathlon

I’ve finished nine IRONMANs thus far in my triathlon career. All of my finishing times have hovered between the 8.5 and 9.5-hour marks. Now before assumptions are made, trust me when I say I’m not trying to gloat.