Gale Bernhardt's Triathlon Archive

Hone your multisport skills with these triathlon-related articles from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt. From early-season to the offseason and every race in between, this archive will help you reach your peak performance.

8 Tricks of the Trade for Your Triathlon Checklist

8 Tricks of the Trade for Your Triathlon Checklist

If you're trying out a new race or a new distance, it pays to arrive prepared. Consider packing these gear options for your race, and be ready for almost anything.

Q&A: How Can I Train for a Faster Ironman Run?

Q&A: How Can I Train for a Faster Ironman Run?

Searching for a faster final leg at your next Ironman? Combine pace work with heart rate training in your run workouts and build speed for the final 26.2 miles.

What to Pack in Your Triathlon Race Bag

Before little problems on race morning threaten to derail your day, be prepared. Here's how to create the ultimate race bag to take to your next triathlon.

Acclimating Your Body to Cold Water

Acclimating Your Body to Cold Water

Even the toughest pool workouts can't prepare you for a frigid swim in open water. Here's why adapting to cold water can give you a leg up on the competition.

Q&A: How Can I Extend a Training Plan?

Q&A: How Can I Extend a Training Plan?

With several weeks to spare before a nine-week training plan starts, one triathlete wonders whether repeated the early build period of the plan is better than doing extra base training.

Liars, Cheaters and Thieves in Your Sport: Part I

Liars, Cheaters and Thieves in Your Sport: Part I

Cheating at the pro level usually incurs stiff penalties, but what discipline is taken in the age-group ranks? How would you react to a course-cutter during a race?

Liars, Cheaters and Thieves in Your Sport: Part II

Liars, Cheaters and Thieves in Your Sport: Part II

Continuing the discussion on cheaters, Gale Bernhardt talks to a few sports psychology professionals to get their take on the moral, legal and social issues surrounding athletic rule-breaking.

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