Articles

  • Autumn Bike Training: Try Something Different

    1st September 2010

    Autumn is the perfect time for triathletes to try something new, so get on your bike… Planning your autumn bike training isn’t always easy. With so many months to go before you race again it can be tricky to achieve…

  • Improve Your Group Swimming

    31st August 2010

    Practising group swims in open water will build confidence and improve your race technique. Here’s why, and how… Open-water swimming is probably triathlon’s most technical discipline. With most of your senses being diminished in open water, it can seem an…

  • Cycling: Five Common Mistakes

    31st August 2010

    Fix these five simple faults and you’ll shave seconds off your bike split in no time at all… It can be frustrating when you’ve put in lots of miles on the bike but end up with a slower bike split…

  • Alcohol: Will It Ruin My Race?

    31st August 2010

    Nobody suggests that drinking to excess will improve your PB, but just how much does the occasional tipple affect your training? We all know there’s nothing like a cool pint after a hot bike ride or run. And for most…

  • Ironman Running

    31st August 2010

    Finishing an Ironman is all about getting through that tough 26.2 mile run, and half the battle is in the mind. Here’s how to prepare mentally… The hardest part of any long distance triathlon is the marathon. Coming on the…

  • Over-training: Avoid Burnout

    31st August 2010

    We’ve all heard the saying ‘No pain, no gain’, but is this really the best advice? Triathlon training is sometimes a tricky balance. Most of us know that in order to improve at triathlon, you need to train hard and…

  • Swimming Aids: Six Of The Best

    31st August 2010

    Hone your swim with the tricks and equipment used by the pros… The swim leg of a triathlon is the shortest part of a race although training for it can sometimes feel like the longest part. You need to do…

  • Sculling Drills

    31st August 2010

    The best way to improve your feel for the water is with sculling – simple hand movements to move yourself forward… One of the reasons some people manage to make swimming look so effortless is that they have a great…

  • Triathlon Superfoods

    31st August 2010

    To get the best out of your body, you have to put the best in, so make sure you include these simple staples in your diet… PORRIDGE When you start high intensity training it is essential that you begin training…

  • Does A Caffeine Hit Really Help?

    31st August 2010

    The fact is, caffeine works. Although not all studies have shown the effects of caffeine on endurance performance, most well-conducted studies have shown an improved endurance capacity after ingesting caffeine at a dose of 3mg/kg to 9mg/kg, says leading sports…