Triathlon season usually stretches from summer to fall, when lakes are warm and days are long enough to get in after-work runs and rides. But entering an early season tune-up is a good idea. “It’s just good to get back into the mental side of racing,” says Paul Wolf, a triathlete from Texas.In March, Men’s Health featured five triathletes from team PlayTri in Colleyville, Texas, gearing up for the Luck Of The Irish sprint triathlon on March 17, plus coaches’ best tips on racing a sprint well. We caught up with these athletes post-race to see what they gleaned from the event, and what they’d do over if they had the chance. Their insights on why you should sign up for that race now: 1. You’ll Use Your Rest Time WiselyChase Sparrow, 30, hoped to end up in the top five finishers in his age group, and he achieved that—although it was a nail biter. Over the winter, Sparrow ended up with an overuse injury, which manifested as pure, intolerable … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Race an Early-Season Triathlon
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THE THURSDAY VIBE at the sprawling Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on New Chardon Street in downtown Boston has a jittery, jagged edge to it. Thursday is trial day for eviction cases at Eastern Housing Court, where landlords and tenants from Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and eight other cities and towns square off. The busy hallway outside Courtroom 10 looks like an anxiety fair, with attorneys from legal aid clinics at tables surrounded by tenants with the desperate air of people who know that they might soon find themselves homeless.Among these is Jerome Stanley, a 64-year-old Boston school bus driver, who is trying to stay in the two-bedroom Roxbury apartment he’s lived in for 27 years. Stanley’s dressed in a leather jacket, his gray hair pulled back into a ponytail. He’s here because he got a notice that movers were coming to pack up his stuff, even though he’d appealed his original eviction order. His new landlords wanted to raise his rent by nearly 70 percent, … [Read more...] about As rents soar in Boston, low-income tenants try to stave off eviction
× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2019 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × Skip to Article Think You're Legally Entitled To Pump At Work? Millions Of Women Aren't. Parenting It's 2019. So why do so many American women lack basic accommodations for breastfeeding? By Catherine Pearson 01/25/2019 02:28pm ET For nearly a decade, federal law in the United States has given breastfeeding women certain protections at work, like time throughout the day to pump and a space that’s not a bathroom in which to do it. Though that may not sound like much, the so-called “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” provision added to the Fair Labor Standards Act under President Barack Obama has been hailed as a fairly simple … [Read more...] about Think You’re Legally Entitled To Pump At Work? Millions Of Women Aren’t.
A core group of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus is urging President Donald Trump against the explosive step of declaring a national emergency to build his wall. Multiple Republicans in the conservative group have privately raised their concerns with the Trump administration, fearing it would lead to a years-long legal standoff that Democrats could win while setting a dangerous precedent for the presidency, according to more than a dozen lawmakers and GOP aides. They want Trump to hold out for a deal with Democrats, regardless of how long the partial government shutdown drags on.Story Continued Below Trump’s possible pursuit of an emergency declaration on the border divided the caucus during an animated meeting Wednesday night, according to lawmakers who attended the meeting. Members wrestled with constitutional concerns. GOP Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan was reportedly particularly outspoken. Searching for an alternative, the group kicked around other, more legally sound ways … [Read more...] about Freedom Caucus members tell Trump to back off wall emergency
Thala Ajith’s Viswasam is all set to take on Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta this Pongal and it only gives us more reasons to watch the commercial potboiler. The film shows Ajith as a man of the masseswho evokes fear in the hearts of adversaries. Before the movie review of 'Viswasam' is out, here are five reasons why you should watch Thala Ajith starrer: Thookudurai Once again, after Veeram, Thala Ajith will be seen in a rustic avatar in the action drama. This time around, he plays Thookudurai, a village chieftain who is loved by his people. He sports a handlebar moustache, wears veshti and takes on the bad guys. His line, ‘Yen kadhaiyila naan villain da’ is sure to resonate with the audience big time. Viswasam is expected to have some heavy-duty stunts, too, performed by Thala. The stunts are choreographed by Dilip Subbarayan. D Imman This is music composer D Imman’s first album with director Siva and the album has become a huge hit with fans. The song, … [Read more...] about ‘Viswasam’: Five reasons to watch Thala Ajith’s film