Monique Ryan

Five Supercharged Whole Grains

Five supercharged whole grains and grainlike foods you can substitute into your diet without feeling like a health-food nut.

D-ficiency scale

Vitamin D Test

The only way to know if you're getting enough vitamin D is to get tested—either by your doctor (a simple, standard blood test) or by yourself: ZRT Laboratory provides an easy-to-use, relatively...

Sunlight: good for vitamin D, not for skin

The Missing Ingredient?

Vitamin D may turn out to be a wonder nutrient for your health and performance. If you're not getting enough—and you probably aren't—you need to start.


Basic Training

Presenting a completely sane three-stage plan to get you ready for an Olympic-distance triathlon

Cervélo Soloist Carbon

Shift Gears

You don't need a triathlon-specific bike. Many beginners don't use one. Still, the races don't allow drafting, so a more aerodynamic position can really speed you up. Plus it's fun....

Tri Talk

Master your multisport lingo


Fun & Gains

It's a lot easier than you think to train for an Olympic-distance triathlon. And if you follow our newbie-friendly plan, it's also a blast.

The Backyard

ANYWHERE, USA - Look, I'm a patriot. I like beer. And having mostly overcome a scarring childhood incident involving a bottle rocket, the San Francisco police, and a hefty insurance claim by a...

Morning Glory

It’s the most important meal of the day, so make it count. Here's how to do breakfast right for any schedule.

Running to Stand Still

Meditation doesn’t mean sitting. True practice can work on the trail, in the surf, or on the slopes.

Eat to Win

Know why, when, and how to fuel with our complete guide to the athlete's diet

Fitness, Served

Peak performance starts with a smart diet. Here are five edible solutions for challenges every athlete will face.

Don't Bonk

Hold on there, Slim. That low-calorie lifestyle that's been all over the news recently comes with some caveats. First off, the relevant studies, which suggest that reducing calories 30 percent below...