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Thanks for joining us!  In the coming weeks, a series of questions about triathlong training will be answered by Morgan. Morgan is an SPT sponsored athlete, elite triathlete, triathlon coach, masters swim coach, and a lecturer at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Here we kick off with Question #1! Q: When working on running speed and distance, do you start at the pace you want to run the full distance at, do you increase your speed as you reach certain distances like 5k, 10k, etc., or do ...
Posted on 2017-09-05
This is an amazing account of this this truly extreme event - read on for all the gory details by our very own Morgan Chaffin, Professional Triathlete .... When Kris Story first mentioned Alaskaman, I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into. But I’m always up for a challenge.  Extreme triathlon, approximately ironman distance, why not? I signed up the moment registration opened with my heart set on doing well. Whether my coach, Shawn Weirick of Triple Threat Racing, tho...
Posted on 2017-07-22
It’s starting to heat up outside! It is very important to be prepared for the rising temperature. It can take up to fourteen days to get acclimated to the heat. Exercising in the heat can be very risky. Take extreme precautions to avoid any life threatening heat related illnesses. Always consult your physician, health care professional, and physical therapist before beginning any exercise routine. Additionally, carry your cell phone and tell a friend where you are going. Here are four simp...
Posted on 2017-06-21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly nine million Americans pack a full week’s worth of exercise into just two days. These occasional athletes, also known as Weekend Warriors, account for the largest population encountering nonprofessional sport-related injuries, which add up to healthcare costs exceeding more than $18 billion per year. The most common injuries Weekend Warriors face include rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, golf or tennis elbow, a...
Posted on 2017-05-02
No Gym, No Equipment? No Problem! In our last blog, we highlighted the importance of adding strength training to your health regimen.  Below are exercises you can do without going to the gym or purchasing expensive equipment.   For proper strength training, it is typically recommended that a person exercise 15-30 minutes 3-5 days/week, performing 5-8 exercises, alternating body parts: legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. To allow for proper recovery it is not ...
Posted on 2017-03-20
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