Triathlon Training

  • Muscle Strains – What They Are And How To Prevent Them

    1st September 2010

    Avoid muscle strains with our guide to one of sport’s most common injuries Muscle strains happen when muscle tissue is overstretched as a result of becoming overloaded, at which stage a breaking point is reached and it tears (or partially…

  • Beetroot: Can It Keep You Going Longer?

    1st September 2010

    A new theory has triathletes seeing red, but you’ll need a strong stomach to test it out… There have been recent reports in the press highlighting research into the effects of beetroot juice on endurance performance. Could this help you…

  • 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…

  • Cycling Jargon: Learn The Lingo

    1st September 2010

    Understand the language of cycling with our guide to some commonly used phrases… Turn up to any group ride this autumn and you may be left wondering what on earth people are talking about. Cycling has developed its own language…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…