Triathlon Success

Triathlon for beginners and beyond

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6 essential strategies revealed by the science of hot weather running

Beautiful weather this weekend in the South if you’re just enjoying a walk, but downright sweltering if you are trying to get a run in. Temperatures were much the same in the rest of the country: it seems we’ve vaulted from a mild winter into the heat of summer, and you’ve probably been feeling the

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Mix it up, why periodisation works

Expecting to get faster and stronger without changing up your training is pointless… Some might think that the hill repeats we encourage athletes to do are insane but we promise that, despite the burning legs and lungs, they help develop physical strength and mental fortitude, and they can take your fitness to the next level. Of course hill

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A review of our book

Here at TS we are very proud of our books and the way they have helped so many people lose the fear of doing a race and gaining enough confidence to understand what triathlon is all about. One of our readers very kindly sent us this review: Hello! My name is Jessica Morrison and I

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How to properly and effectively lay out your triathlon transition area

To start off, transition 1 (T1) is the transition from swim to bike and transition 2 (T2) is from bike to run. As with most things preparation and practice is essential. Lay out your transition area on your bed the night before to double-check and make sure that you have everything.  Once satisfied that you

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Top 10 Triathlon Myths- Debunked!

1)      It’s hard to get started! Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes there is a lot of information to know and understand if you want to go that deep. But actually getting started is pretty simple: grab a pair of shoes and go running, grab your swimming costume and goggles and go for

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Which fitness band is the best?

As every smart phone can now be part of your training regime and the amount of data you can get from each device is staggering, it is no wonder many people are buying activity monitors which track and measure your activity and results. For the uninitiated, activity trackers perform one basic function: They track how

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How to stop getting kicked in the face during an open water swim

The swim start in a triathlon is a nerve-racking time for most triathletes. It is a mesmerising moment for spectators, as it looks like a majestic monster thrashing away in a wave of white water, but if you’re a triathlete in the middle of the chaos, you should know how to take care of yourself.

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Ironman race week preparation

Your big day for your  Ironman is getting close, you’re putting the finishing touches on your preparation in training but I can guarantee you’ll blink and race week will be upon you like a tropical storm, blink again and you’ll be sipping coffee over breakfast, trading race day stories with your fellow competitors. You want

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Triathlon race day preparation

Here is the information which helps many through their first triathlon. I found it in lots of places, but a most of it came from stuff I found at BeginnerTriathlete.com RACE WEEK  Training  This isn’t the time to do long, hard runs and rides. Reduce your volume by about 30 percent. On Monday, Tuesday and

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Peaking for a triathlon

Peaking is simply being at your physical best at the same time as your goal (peak) race(s). It requires foresight and planning, as well as knowledge of what type of training should occur when. Although you may have several peaks in your season, you can really only be at your best once or twice per

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Triathlon for Beginners – useful hints and tips

This guide will answer your questions and help to make your triathlon a Great Experience! Enjoy your journey… What should I expect in triathlon? The Swim If your swims are in a Swimming Pool then have a look at below. We suggest this before you attempt an open water start. You will be given a

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Check this out – Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch

I have used this product and it is perfect for Triathlon as you can wear it throughout the whole race! Also it links to your power meter so you can set your power zones and maximums. You can buy it in lots of places but Amazon seem to be doing the best deal at the moment. Click

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Top 10 Coolest Gadgets for Triathlon

Triathlon has captured the imagination of the nation. It is one of Britain’s fastest growing sports. Triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. The demanding nature of the sport focuses on combination workouts and general strength conditioning to ensure the highest levels of endurance, strength,

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Calf Compression Sleeves work!

Runners are always seeking the next big thing, or the next thing that can give them a slight advantage to better their times. There is a growing number of people wearing Calf guards and compression topsin training and races and raving about them. We also see the elites wearing them like Paula Radcliffe. So are calf

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don’t be that triathlete

Dont Be That Triathlete with 2X XTERRA World Champion Lesley Paterson   Top 4 things NOT to do…. I am sure we all know someone like this….. Here are the top 4…. 1)      Do NOT keep talking about training and how little time you have.  Some people wear it like a badge and become a martyr

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Weight training for triathletes

Some triathletes swear by it, some dismiss it as unnecessary but the whole “should I do weights?” question keeps doing the rounds. One reason there is much debate on this issue is that the answer is complicated and usually starts with ”it depends”… How much strength does a triathlete need? What type of strength? What

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Eliminate Weakness in the Off Season

This year before Christmas make your goal to eliminate the weakest link. Every triathlete has strengths and weaknesses. The problem is we often spend more time on our strengths rather than addressing our weaknesses. If you look at the Brownlee brothers, they do not seem to have a weakness! Obviously they are highly trained and

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The Most Powerful Triathlon Tool Available! (And it is FREE!)

Many triathletes think that they should just train based on how they feel that day. They imagine that they remember last week’s sessions and even last month’s sessions. This is highly unlikely, and memory can be very wishy washy and the police know when they ask people to recall an event they saw 1 hour earlier…. there

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Talent Plus Team Equals “Success!”

Many triathletes think of triathlon as a lonely sport. And it can be if you let it! However you will get a whole load more enjoyment from the sport if you make an effort to find some like minded friends to join you in the journey to fitness, competition and success. You will also need

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Peaking for a triathlon

Sport, competing, training and racing is partly art and partly science. We try to read and learn as much as we can about training, nutrition, the best kit, dedicate ourselves to our training plan rain, hail or shine. Sometimes on race day it all works, sometimes even though we had prepared as best we can