Author: Dawn


Preparing for the Triathlon Season

This post was written for the Capitol Rehab February 2016 newsletter. Read more about Capitol Rehab and how to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor or massage therapist at their website. …

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Keeping a Training Journal

Codeon coaches are big fans of TrainingPeaks. We use the software daily to create workouts and review progress of our athletes, review notes they enter, view what our coach plans …

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What’s the Big Deal About Inflammation?

You may have seen our posts the last two weeks about the Triathlon World Summit, a free online forum featuring interviews with leading coaches, sports medicine doctors and nutritionists. Nutritionist …

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Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2014: Mind over Matter

Two weeks ago I made my Ironman debut in Mont-Tremblant, Canada, four years (and two days) after my first triathlon. Building my base over a couple of years and maturing …

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Rock Hall sprint 2014: dual champions!

After getting married in April, coaches Dawn and Mike started our 2014 triathlon season later than usual on June 1st. That isn’t to say that we’d slacked off since Marine …

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The Importance of a Good Team Behind You

At the Ironman North American Championships, held in Mont-Tremblant, Canada in August this year, the pro men’s and women’s winners each spoke after the podiums were announced. Champion TJ Tollakson …

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Coping with Injury

Injury sucks. It’s a competitive athlete’s nightmare. Many of us hire coaches with the primary goal of keeping us safe and healthy, because this is at least as important as getting faster
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I’m training for Ironman…you expect me to cook too?!

Healthy eating can be daunting for a triathlete. It’s easier to eat well at home than in a restaurant. Yet we’re already squeezing in hours of swimbikerun and...
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Ironman 70.3 World Championships: Vegas, Baby! (…or Henderson)

Mike and I qualified for Worlds at 70.3 Austin last October. It was a tough day—late season race, 42 degrees race morning, chip seal the whole bike route—but we managed to grab our slots. More than ten months and endless hours of training later we arrived in Vegas...
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Maintaining Fitness While Training

Keeping up a consistent training schedule is especially tough for the many D.C. area triathletes who travel for work. Jet lag, irregular sleep, lack of access to training space, packed schedules, and unusual or unhealthy food can threaten months of good training.
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