Claudia Blackburn

Claudia Blackburn

I can breathe again! Imagine that your ability to swim one length of a 25-yard pool at 80% effort would leave you so hypoxic that you needed at least 15 seconds to catch your breath and to think clearly. Envision starting a recovery run feeling as if you went anaerobic within 20 seconds; your hype...

Rachel Eberhard

Rachel Eberhard

This week we learn more in the second installment of the Age Group training diaries from Rachel Eberhard. To swim, or not to swim, that is her question as she entertains us with her encounter with Masters Swimming. MASTERS SWIMMING 101 The term “masters” is pretty intimidating. Master black be...

Ben Lookner

Ben Lookner

This week we learn more in the second installment of the Age Group training diaries from Ben Lookner. Ben takes us through his plan to race a little lighter on his feet. I picked up Chris McDougall’s Born to Run while sitting in the back seat of my friend’s car as we drove up to....

Rachel Eberhard

Rachel Eberhard

It’s time for a little Spring cleaning in the world of Rachel Eberhard. In her third diary she get’s down to business with revisiting and cleaning up the physical, the mental, and the gear for her training. This is something we all need to do once (if not twice) a year. MY SPRING CLEAN...

Lindsey Jerdonek

Lindsey Jerdonek

“The Training Diaries” is a monthly series of posts by Lindsey Jerdonek, a DC Tri Club member, and third-year professional triathlete. In January 2012 Lindsey quit her day job and made the move to racing as a full-time pro triathlete.  This is the eigth installment of her epic journe...

Ben Lookner

Ben Lookner

This week we learn more in the third installment of the Age Group training diaries from Ben Lookner. Ben describes how his tactics have evolved since last season. What changed? What’s new? Is he still peeing on his waterbottles? Improvements in Movements Note: I feel obligated to warn you th...