Articles

  • Running Technique: Look Good, Go Faster

    1st September 2010

    Sharpen your technique in five minutes by working on your running efficiency… What? Watch a triathlon or 10k road race and you’ll notice how smoothly the lead runners glide over the Tarmac, compared to the rest of the field. As…

  • Swimmer’s Ear – Symptoms And How To Stop It

    1st September 2010

    Stop otitis externa – commonly known as swimmer’s ear – to keep your ears safe in the water Swimmer’s Ear, also known as otitis externa, is inflammation of the outer ear and canal and, as the name suggests, is particularly common…

  • Nike Sports Band2 Review

    1st September 2010

    This speed-and-distance monitor from Nike is excellent value – but how precise is it? £40 www.nike.com This is the second generation of Nike’s popular user-friendly speed-and-distance monitor. A slim rubber bracelet holds the clear one-line display comfortably and keeps weight…

  • Tumble Turns: The Basics

    1st September 2010

    Make sure you’re first out of the water with our easy-to-follow guide to faster turns… Fast turns are important for all triathletes. Most of you will train in a pool, executing turns sometimes more than 100 times in each session.…

  • 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…

  • Sugars: The Truth

    31st August 2010

    Traditionally thought of as ‘the evil’ in the health and fitness world, sugars can actually be an athlete’s energy boosting best friend – provided they are taken properly… Sugars seem to have got a bad press in recent years. Yet…

  • 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…

  • 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…