Perhaps the biggest challenge in tri is learning to swim, but taking those first steps made Elizabeth Hufton feel young again…
Move on from breast stroke by practising the basics of freestyle (otherwise known as front crawl) so you’ll be swimming faster by next season, says Elizabeth Hufton.
Take on 2015 armed with the seven best tri bike tricks we’ve learned in the last year…
Troubleshoot injury hotspots and build lower body power with this quick move…
Take your running up a level by adding these classic interval sessions to your weekly programme.
Stay hydrated (and avoid spilling liquid all over your feet) with these hydration techniques…
Warm up after training with this hearty, healthy, quick mixed bean minestrone soup. Shopping List 1tsp olive oil 1 clove of garlic 1 red onion 1 bay leaf ½ tin drained tin mixed beans 100g tomatoes, finely chopped 30g broken spaghetti or tagliatelle 2 broccoli florets 500ml chicken stock 1tbsp chopped fresh herbs 30g grated […]
Build your core strength and stabilise your body during swim/bike/running. 1. Get in line Start the Superman on all fours. The object of it is to perform the movement without shifting your weight to one side or the other so once you’re on all fours, make sure you’re lined up nicely with your knees hip-width […]
Head into 2015 armed with the very best tri training tips for body and mind we’ve learned in the last year.
Swim strong by combining swimming with resistance training to knock seconds off your 400m freestyle PB.
Use a break from running to run stronger with these five smart strategies. Whether you’re injured at the moment or just trying to stay indoors as much as you can, there’s plenty you can do to improve your running without pounding the pavements every day. Running itself is of course the best way to […]
Cook this turkey goulash up before a long, cold run for your return. Shopping List 2tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 350g potatoes, peeled and diced 450g diced British turkey 1tbsp paprika 2tbsp plain flour 450ml turkey or chicken stock 1tbsp tomato puree Salt and freshly […]
Use this focused, time-efficient New Year triathlon training plan to stay fit without eating into festive family time.
Flexibility can help you achieve more pedal power and better aerodynamics, says Morgan Lloyd. The optimal cycling position for triathlon is often described as a balance between sustainability and aerodynamics. Physiological components such as flexibility, strength and stability are vital, but are often overlooked in the search for a more aggressive riding position. Ignoring them […]
Knowing the difference between good and bad form makes all the difference, says Nadine Horn. Inefficient running technique Head chasing The head is leaning forward (known as head-chasing). Posture is also bent forwards, away from the centre of gravity. This increases the forces on the muscles and joints, causing energy waste, tension and […]
Use these plyometric exercises from coaching editor Phil Mosley for research-proven running benefits, adding power and functional strength to your run performance. 1. Walking Lunges This is the first part of your warm-up, so don’t do anything too vigorous. Step forwards and bend at your front knee, keeping it above (not beyond) your toes. Keep […]
Use coach Phil Mosley’s bike-focused training plan to up your lactate threshold and ride harder. This triathlon training plan is aimed at making you a faster cyclist in six weeks. There are three rides per week, three runs and two swims. Every third week is an active recovery period, which breaks the routine of training […]
Decide your goal and you’ll know how much carbohydrate you need, says Dr Kevin Currell.
Save vital seconds in transition by following these simple steps.
After a long season of racing, it’s an ideal time to re-focus on running speed with this triathlon training plan. Get ready to run your quickest 10K ever!
Own the winter duathlon season and blitz your off-road runs with a fearless trail running style.
Train effectively every time by working out your cycling lactate threshold, says coach Phil Mosley.
Short on time and energy? This five minute fuel is a perfect example of triathlon nutrition and tastes amazing. With a good balance of protein and carbohydrate, this hearty sarnie is perfect to kick-start your recovery after a tough session.
Choose the kick rate that works best with your experience level and style, says Paul Newsome.