February 4, 2008 |
* Resist the urge to splurge on high-tech toys. Triathletes tend to love high-tech gear, such as souped-up heart rate monitors and testing -- but it's not always the best way to go, especially in the beginning, says Robert Hockley, a Playa del Rey-based triathlon coach. "There are good tools, but if you lose that feel for what your body is telling you and rely purely on numbers, that can be very skewed.
February 4, 2008
Ready . . . set . . . get nervous: The adrenaline rush that comes with butterflies can be an asset. "They can be good fuel," says the Los Angeles Tri Club's Ian Murray, adding that it's important to keep perspective, even when your palms are sweating. "Think about the successes you've had, the little breakthroughs and competencies you've developed. " The first four minutes of a race can be the most harrowing, he adds. "You've got the tension of the race and people around you and you're about to run into the water together.
September 12, 2013 |
LONDON - Britain's Royal Mail, whose origins date back to the reign of Henry VIII, is to be sold off to private investors, the government announced Thursday, setting up a bitter battle over the selling of a national icon. Even former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who happily sold off other services such as Britain's railways, considered unloading the Royal Mail a step too far, reputedly saying that she wasn't ready to “have the queen's head privatized.” Queen Elizabeth II's profile appears on all stamps in this country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998
Reading through your July 19 article on Jeremy Strohmeyer and the tragic events that led to the death of Sherrice Iverson, I was struck by the appalling attitude of this young man and his friends, and in particular, David Cash. That someone could so callously murder a young child is baffling enough, but to discover that it seemed entirely preventable is truly puzzling. Why was this young child allowed to wander and play in a casino unsupervised? Why didn't Cash stop his friend from harming Sherrice?
November 13, 1988 |
Turkish music blares from an apartment building as street vendors hawk their wares in the market square of Rinkeby, Stockholm's most exotic suburb, where immigrants outnumber native Swedes by 2 to 1. Rinkeby's 14,000 residents speak about 100 languages and seem to live together in harmony, but many fear that Swedes' traditionally tolerant attitude to immigrants may be wearing thin.
February 4, 2008
Finding the nutrition plan that suits you and your training schedule takes trial and error. Wading through the many choices of waters, sports drinks, protein bars, gels and other foods for training and races can be daunting but, with so many kinds, some combination is bound to work. * Generally, triathletes should stick to a 60% carb, 20% protein and 20% fat diet, says Suzanne Girard Eberle, a Portland, Ore.-based sports dietitian and author of "Endurance Sports Nutrition."