Triathlons aren't just long races; they are a test of an athlete's drive and endurance. Once a person completes a triathlon, it usually sparks an obsession.

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How Cycling in the Rain Works

If you're an avid biker, chances are you're going to get caught in the rain a couple of times. Despite getting wet and muddy, some cyclists actually like the exhilaration of getting caught in the rain -- but the extra challenges involved call for even more caution.

How Deep Water Running Works

Being injured doesn't mean your fitness routine has to stop. Take your workout to the pool with deep water running. But how can running in water be better for you than the real thing?

How do triathletes stay motivated?

It's hard for some people to imagine staying motivated enough to swim, bike and run your way to triathlon glory, but plenty of dedicated athletes do it every year. How do they keep up the momentum to make it through all those workouts?

How High Altitude Triathlon Training Works

A picturesque run through the cool, breezy mountaintops, a potential boost in performance -- what's not to like about high altitude training? Along with the inconvenience for a large number of runners who live at sea level, high altitude training isn't for everyone.

How is ChiRunning different from Pose Running?

Changing running styles is not something to be taken lightly. But if you're looking to reduce your risk of injury while emphasizing proper form, consider the benefits of the chi- and pose running techniques.

How is mashing different from spinning?

You know the expression "it's like riding a bike?" It means once you've learned how to do something, it's hard to ever forget. Unfortunately, the same goes for bad cycling habits. What's mashing, and why do training coaches frown upon it?

How long is an Ironman triathlon?

Athletes in search of an extreme physical challenge need look no further than the Ironman Triathlon. How demanding is this event? Well, a full marathon only makes up one part of the race.

How Low Intensity Triathlon Training Works

Training for a triathlon isn't easy, and the last thing you need is an injury to put a wrench in your plans. How can low intensity training help you meet your goals?

How many triathlons can I race in a season?

If you've been bitten by the triathlon bug, you're signing up for races left and right! But even if you've got the stamina to reach the finish line, how many triathlons can you safely compete in per season?

How Massage for Triathletes Works

Most athletes find that massage can help with their performance. Due to thorough, rigorous workouts and a great deal of mental stress, however, triathletes in particular benefit from a good session on the massage table.

How Mental Triathlon Training Works

Physical strength is obviously important for athletes about to attempt a triathlon. But many argue that mental toughness is just as important. How do you prepare your mind for the event?

How much should a triathlete eat?

So you've been working out for months and eating right day in, day out. Now it's race day. How do you keep your energy up during the grueling, three-sport race?

How Negative Split Swimming Works

If you enter a swimming race, you probably want to give 100 percent the entire time, right? Some coaches don't think so. Negative split swimming involves finishing the second half of a race faster than the first.

How Non-Standard Triathlon Events Work

Triathlons are becoming more popular by the day. Despite the sport's grueling nature, more than a million people signed up for a traditional triathlon in 2009. But what about triathletes who want something a little different -- or tougher?

How Off-Season Triathlon Training Works

Triathletes allow themselves an off-season to recuperate and rebuild even stronger for the next season of competition. But is it OK to stray far from fighting-trim when there are no races on the horizon?