Training Plans

  • Fundamentals


    10th December 2015

    Striking a training balance is the key to continued improvement, says Tim George.

  • How to optimise your race pace

    18th November 2015

    Swim coaches Rachel Perry and Graeme Cox reveal how to get the best from tempo trainers One of the directions we are taking in our pool sessions is using tempo trainers. At first many of our swimmers were esceptical and as coaches we were unsure how best…

  • Prepare for 2016 Part 2: Five things to think about

    6th November 2015

    Now that you don’t need to train so much, you’ll hopefully have more time on your hands. Here are a few things to mull over while you have your feet up Weight Management Wouldn’t it be great if you could eat as…

  • Prepare for 2016 Part 1: Off season training advice

    5th November 2015

    As your race calendar starts to thin out, coaching editor Phil Mosley explains how to utilise the off season to make sure you’re in the best possible shape for next year. Words: Phil Mosley Images: CastleTriathlonSeries Well, here we are already. It’s the end of…

  • Fundamentals – Join the gang

    19th October 2015

    Being part of a training group will provide more than just performance benefits, there’s a wealth of knowledge and support too, says Berkshire Tri Squad coach Ed Nunn In my experience one of the best things about joining a club is getting to…

  • Step up to a 70.3: Part 2

    9th October 2015

    Part two of our guide to getting up to the standard of a 70.3 Strategies for success Planning is an essential component of Ironman 70.3. This is especially true for your nutrition and also your training. Here’s how best to prepare…

  • Crank up your pool training

    29th September 2015

    Sprint swimming is the key to improvement, says Bath Amphibians coach Ben Matthews When training for a fast swimming time, it’s important to train with high-intensity elements in every session. Even longer, slower sets should have a solid volume of increased resistance training using fins or hand paddles, or be…

  • Vo2’s beginner’s guide to triathlon

    18th September 2015

    Tailored especially for women, Vo2 has published an in-depth guide to training for your first triathlon , incorporating tips from Leah Peploe, International GB Junior Triathlete and Director at Vo2 Sportswear, Matt Tomkin. Where to start Due to the different distances, anyone…

  • Pick up your running pace

    8th September 2015

    Incorporate plyometric moves into your warm ups and they will allow you to run faster and reduce risk of injury, says Bath Amphibians coach Ben Matthews 1) Skips: This is a relaxed double hop on each foot, bringing your knee level with your…

  • Triathlon training plan: boost fitness and confidence for your Ironman

    20th July 2015

    Go long but do it the right way with coach Phil Mosley’s six week Ironman plan in association with Healthspan Elite… Welcome to one of the most important training plans we’ll ever publish. If ever there was an event where you needed a plan, Ironman is it. It’s…