Triathlon Blog | Triathlon Training

  1. What is the Perfect Breakfast Before a Triathlon?

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    Mike Kirkman

    There is no one correct answer here, as individually we are all unique with differences in personal taste. Our digestive systems also work at different speeds, so the best advice is to find a simple dish that works for you. Something that is low fat and easy to digest generally works well.

  2. Hydration Techniques For a Ladies First Triathlon Training Program and Race

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    Francis Cole

    One of the main problems that less experienced women triathletes who are just starting to get into actual racing fall foul of is dehydration. How does a beginner know that they are taking on board enough liquid to prevent the huge problems that dehydration can cause for any triathlete?

  3. Easy Guide to Beginners Triathlon

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    Terry Stevennson

    For those people who are not familiar with the world of triathlon competition, this particular kind of sport may be difficult for them. There is much to be learned, so much to be done, so much to buy, but do not allow that stop you from becoming part of this wonderful way of life. Even for those reasons alone, you must not let anything hold you back from training for and competing in a triathlon.

  4. The Importance of Understanding Your Running Gait

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    Jono Rumbelow

    Understanding your running gait and your body’s biomechanics is difficult at the best of times. However, it is worth trying because it will help explain the cause of some of the little niggles you may experience during any one year of training and racing.

  5. Achieving Race Weight For Triathletes

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    Alun Woodward

    As race season approaches, we are preparing our bodies for the best possible performance. We do this first and foremost through our training. At the same time, most of us are also looking to drop a final few pounds to help generate an extra bit of speed. We all know that reducing body fat while maintaining muscle mass will help raise our power-to-weight ratio and therefore, performance. However, aiming to lose weight at this time of year when our training intensity is high is extremely dangerous – if we follow the standard approach – because it can compromise both our training and health through nutrient deficiencies.

  6. Weight Training – Is it Really Necessary?

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    Jono Rumbelow

    It’s amazing how many athletes–especially female athletes–I have come across that either think they should or have been advised to stay away from weight training. Unfortunately such athletes never received the correct information on the benefits of weight training, or strength & conditioning as I call it, and the mere mention of the words creates an image of a person with muscles of unbelievable proportions.
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  7. What to Expect From Your First Triathlon

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    Everett Woods

    Training for a triathlon is a great way to get in shape or maintain your motivation to stay in shape. For your first triathlon you should focus on the sprint distance.

  8. A Triathlete Nutrition Plan For the Lady Triathlete

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    Francis Cole

    Although we all have to train hard and would love to be able to devote more time to our triathlon endeavors, for the majority of lady triathletes the fact is that training is only a small part of a very busy day. Work, family obligations and trying to lead a normal home life are sometimes difficult to negotiate with the hard regular training schedule and nutrition plan needed to compete in a triathlon.

  9. Little Things Matter in Endurance Events Like Triathlon Races

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    Darren W Chow

    Ever wondered how the champions finish endurance events in record time? They make it look so easy.

  10. Endurance Sports Nutrition For the Woman Triathlete

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    Francis Cole

    It is absolutely essential to have a meal before a triathlon, no matter what distance you are competing at. Your stomach may feel like someone is doing the tango inside of it, but you still need to find the right nutrition for the race that you can take on-board without throwing the lot back up, to provide the fuel and prevent problems like cramps during the race. The right way to go is purely personal, you know your body and how it feels, but whether you consume liquids or solids, as long as it is quality nutrition, it will feed your muscles properly and they will not know what you ate or drank.

  11. The Ironwoman Triathlon Resting Workout

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    Francis Cole

    Train, train and train some more, swim, cycle, run or whatever it is you are doing, it never seems to end. Because running a triathlon is tough for anyone, and the training seems relentless because you have to train hard to get through those miles in a race, and this is sometimes the problem, when do we get to actually (dare I say it) rest properly? After the race maybe, in between workouts or when we are at work or doing stuff at home, is that really resting? Many of us are terrified of missing a training session for instance, and while that mentality is fantastic for a woman triathlete to have, you also need to adopt the same mentality when it comes to resting, and you need to learn how to become just as good at resting as you are at training.

  12. Five Half Ironman Training Secrets That Will Save Your Race

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    Ben Greenfield

    The Half Ironman, or 70.3, is a tough race. It is a combination of speed and endurance. Logistically, it can be tough to decide how fast to swim, how to fuel, how quickly to rush through transition, how to run, and when to make the final kick. In this article, you’re going to learn five half Ironman secrets that will keep you from making costly mistakes and save your race.

  13. Top Triathlon Clothing Tips For Triathletes

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    Mischa Weston-Green

    For everyone who has ever competed in a triathlon, understanding the importance of clothing has never been more crucial. Whether you are a first time competitor or a seasonal professional, what you wear can be a critical factor to how well you perform.

  14. Ironman Triathlon Training For the Busy Person

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    Chris O’Driscoll

    In an ideal world we would have 8 hours a day to train for Ironman just like the professionals. But truthfully, unless your in the top 1% of athletes who get lucrative sponsorship deals, you are self funded by a full time job. If you get 8 hours sleep a night and work 8-12 hour days including travel time, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for training. Let alone time for family and god forbid a social life!

  15. Triathlon Skills – Learn All the Skills For Your First Triathlon!

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    Paul D Whelan

    Preparing to do your first triathlon can be scary. Many people are scared off the sport after their first triathlon, that’s even if they are brave enough to take up the sport.

  16. Transitioning Fast and Flawlessly at Your Next Triathlon

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    D Carroll

    Many athletes overlook transitioning and leave it out of their training program. You’re not going to win the race on the transition but you can definitely lose it. If you’re looking to improve your time by minutes with very little effort then transitioning is where you’ll get the most bang for your buck.

  17. Using Brick Workouts in Lady Triathlon Training Programs

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    Francis Cole

    Starting out in a new or unfamiliar sport like triathlon usually means a learning curve to find the best ways to train, equipment to use and to learn the lingo of the sport and become a more informed and better athlete step by step. Let us face facts, ladies triathlon is a tough sport to pick, no matter what level of fitness you are currently at, and anything that will help you improve as quickly as possible is always welcome. For those new to the sport, and even some who are not, you will often hear the terms “brick”, “doing a brick workout” or something similar, but what are these people talking about, what is a “brick?”

  18. A Womens Triathlete Professional Cycling Core Training Workout

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    Francis Cole

    We often hear people talking about training the body’s core muscles for most sports, what they are referring to generally are the muscles that stabilize the lower back and pelvis front and back. Research has shown us that there is a distinct relationship between the mechanics of cycling and the stability of the core muscles. If your core is weak and your pelvis is not properly aligned and stabilized, therefore not maintaining your spine’s natural curvature, you will not be able to maximize the power you produce to the main muscles used for cycling.

  19. Top Five Dos and Don’ts For Your Triathlon Training Log

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    Ben Greenfield

    Most triathletes keep some kind of triathlon training log. Yours might be a scrappy old notebook in your gym bag. It could be a computer spreadsheet. It might be a slick online interface. Perhaps it’s even some special program on your mobile phone. Regardless of how you keep your triathlon training log, we have some tips on crucial do’s and don’ts for your triathlon training log.

  20. Triathlon Coaches Have the Keys to Success

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    Dr. Chris Segler

    Triathlon has seen exponential growth in the past 10 years. Ironman triathlon (swim 2.4 miles, ride 112 miles and run 26.2 miles) is described as the world’s most grueling single day endurance event. Incredibly, most Ironman triathlons in the United States sell out in only minutes.

  21. Ironman Training – Going From a Triathlete to an Ironman

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    Seth Anderson

    It’s a rare somebody that straps on a pair of running shoes and finishes an Ironman without any Ironman training. It takes time and effort for a person to be ready to complete an Ironman triathlon. A lot of wasted time and energy can be avoided if the correct plan is followed and maintained prior to the race. The inevitable question then, where to get started?

  22. A Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon Training

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    Abdullah Salim

    Triathlon is a physically demanding, highly rewarding sport that has gained popularity in recent years. For those who wish to complete a triathlon for the first time, it is important to understand the basics of the sport. The following is a basic beginner’s guide to preparing for one’s first triathlon.

  23. The Ladies Triathlon Training Camp For Faster Run Times

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    Francis Cole

    How can you make yourself run faster than you do now? You are already training as much as you can and putting in the miles after all. So what can you do to get over that “hump” and go to the next level?

  24. Triathlon Training For Beginners – The Top Ten Questions

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    Ben Greenfield

    There are some key answers to questions about triathlon training for beginners that you must know if you’re just getting into the sport or you’re trying to learn a few new tips to enhance your triathlon experience. We get questions every day from a wide range of beginner, intermediate and advanced triathletes, but these are some of the more popular triathlon training for beginners questions. Today’s article will keep the answers quick and easy-to-digest!

  25. Zipp 303 Wheels

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    Rick Fiedler

    The Zipp 303 tubulars and clinchers were redesigned in April 2009, the current 303 tubular is more than 5mm wider and 1mm deeper than its predecessor. Without adding a gram to their 1,171g weight, this improved impact resistance of Zipp’s Carbon Bridge technology making them more comfortable and a more forgiving radial stiffness.

  26. Triathlon Swimming Training Program For Ladies Without Getting in the Water

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    Francis Cole

    There are times when every woman triathlete cannot get to the pool for a swim workout, or wants to train specifically for swimming but in a gym rather than a pool. Of course there is nothing that can take the place of actually getting in the pool and doing it, but when that is not possible or you feel like changing things because you are getting stale with your old pool routine, then this workout covers just that.
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  27. Women Triathlete Nutrition Plan and Supplements For Enhanced Performance

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    Francis Cole

    Lady triathletes have benefited from the scientific and nutritional advances made in sports and athletics like most modern athletes. Age old sports problems like low energy, cramps and injuries have not been cured, but the answers to why they happen and how to try and prevent them are finally being answered.

  28. The Top 5 Free Triathlon Training Tips That You Should Probably Ignore If You’re Trying to Get Fast

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    Ben Greenfield

    With the growing popularity of the sport of triathlon, free triathlon training tips abound – both on the internet and in your local triathlon club, master’s swim, and group rides. But have caution!

  29. Increasing Arm Efficiency in Swimming For Your Next Triathlon

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    DS Carroll

    Swimming is said to be a technique sport, much like golf or tennis. Often times the biggest and strongest swimmer isn’t the one to win the race, it’s the person who has the best technique. With any stroke, but especially front crawl, if you can combine strength with proper form you’ll surely be a force to be reckoned with.

  30. How to Avoid Injuries and Burnout For the Woman Triathlete Beginner

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    Francis Cole

    In every triathlon event you obviously have to run, and your running training program is essential to achieve success. Your muscles, cardiovascular system, lungs and mind need to be kept in shape in order to endure a long and strenuous race. As you begin with your triathlon run training program, here are a few pointers to help the less experienced woman triathlete along the way to avoid injuries and discomfort.

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