Ironman 70.3 Xiamen- 2nd place

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

2017 has been one crazy season! I’ve raced all over the world this year including races in the USA, Canada, two trips to Europe and three adventures in China. After a disappointing 5th place at 70.3 Qujing in August, I vowed to not return to China this year. But after racing well in Austin two weeks ago, I saw an … Read More

Ironman 70.3 Austin- 3rd place (with a sprint!)

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

OK! The 8th race of my 2017 season happened last weekend at Ironman 70.3 Austin. Here’s the down south run down. The good and the bad: I’ll start off with the bad news… I was in New Orleans last weekend ready to race there as well but the entire event was unfortunately cancelled due to bad storms and lightning. Obviously … Read More

Recovery- more important than training? 

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

One of the hottest topics in all of endurance sport right now is the importance of recovery. “Recovery”- a buzz word that a lot of athletes and coaches like to use but have trouble properly implementing. Training hard is only one piece of the puzzle. Equally (and more importantly) is the athletes ability to absorb stress and apply it to … Read More

5th at IRONMAN 70.3 Qujing (the hard way)

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

70.3 Qujing marked my third trip to China in the past 9 months. After my first PRO win at Challenge Iceland and a breakthrough performance at 70.3 Boulder, I looked to carry that momentum forward into this event. On paper, this one was my race to lose. Qujing sits at 6500ft above sea level and I was the only athlete … Read More

4th at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Yesterday I raced IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, just 13 days after my first professional win at Challenge Iceland. I felt like that win gave me a bit of a boost in fitness and more importantly, confidence. IM 70.3 Boulder always attracts the top local talent making it one of the most competitive races on the circuit and I was motived to … Read More

Challenge Iceland: An Unforgettable Win!

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

I have been working for the majority of my 10 years in triathlon (4 as a pro) to try to get a professional win. On Sunday at Challenge Iceland, it all came together. The day started off on an unpredicted note with a modified swim course due to high winds and choppy waters in the crystal clear glacier fed lake. … Read More

5 reasons you are not getting faster

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

1.) You don’t do your easy rides easy enough Somewhere along the line aerobic training and recovery training got thrown together. Too many athletes go out there and just ride/ run by feel. I constantly hear “whatever feels easy” is my recovery pace. But a lot of the time that effort ends up being slightly too hard and inhibits the … Read More