Race Report: Ironman World Championship Kona

Hardest. Race. Ever.  And exactly what I would expect of a race that determines a World Champion. Out of my three Kona experiences, this one had it all; ocean swells, relentless wind, and surface of the sun temperatures.  And for me, a touch of redemption. If you have been following along, I managed in the middle of ... More

Avoiding Nausea in Rough Water Swims

Question I received today:  Do you have any tips for avoiding nausea in a rough open water swim?++++I believe some athletes develop nausea in swimming due to allergy issues and their inner ear.  This is a great conversation for your athlete and their physician.  My physician advised me to ... More

10 Tips for Your Cold 70.3 World Championship

Looks like some cold temps for the start of the World Championship in Mont Tremblant.  The only thing worse than a hot race, is a cold race.  My top suggestions: Go almost nude under your wetsuit.  Guys just wear your tri shorts.  Women just your sports bra and tri shorts. Put your wetsuit on early.  I have found a ... More

5 Tips for Your Hot Ironman Louisville

Things are looking challenging this weekend in Louisville.  Most triathletes have been loving the cooler training  conditions this summer.  If you are one of them, don’t despair.  You can still get a great race.When you arrive in Louisville, do not panic heat train.  Reduce fatigue and physical ... More

Before you buy that used Triathlon bike…

I received the same question from three triathletes this week: My (insert one of the following here; friend, training partner, coach, ex, etc.) has a used triathlon bike they want to sell me at a great price.  Should I buy it? I am all for a bargain but a used triathlon bike is only a bargain if it fits!  And not every ... More

Clavicle Chronicles

I am going to treat this post as an ongoing update rather than add new posts.  For most recent part of this post, click here.  You can catch me on IMTalk on Monday August 11, 2014 as I talk about my accident and my recovery on the way to Kona. Feel free to send any questions to sue@fewoman.com.  Oh and ... More

Shingles and Endurance Athletes

Question I received from a long course triathlete: I have managed to get a very painful case of shingles.  I have missed a few weeks of training but should be healthy soon.  I have a long course triathlon in a few weeks. WWSD (what would Sue do)? Answer: The WWSD cracks me up! Whenever I talk to an endurance athlete ... More

Tips for a Strong Cyclist: Riding on a Multi-Day Group Ride

I have a friend about to embark on a long cycling trip. She is by far the strongest rider in the group.  She is required to stay with the group but is not quite sure how to do it.  She is worried that she will lose fitness.  She does not want to be the first person kicked off the ride. Here are my tips for her to ... More

Training, Racing and Winning in the Heat: Not Born Hot!

Welcome, this is a very short ebook I have been writing on Training, Racing and Winning in the Heat. Each chapter will begin with an Aid Station or key point for the chapter.  Please enjoy and feel free to email me questions for future chapters at sue@fewoman.com. Aid Station:  Be careful what you hate, you just might ... More

Ironman Lifestyle or Semi-Pro?

I had a triathlete ask me what I thought about doing some popular workout videos with his wife and daughter as his weight training work in preparation for a fall Ironman. I had a two part response. Part One: You are a talented triathlete. If you want to fully realize your potential at your next Ironman, you don't need ... More