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 [...]
This guide will answer your questions and help to make your triathlon a Great Experience! Enjoy your journey…
What should I expect in triathlon?
If your swims are in a Swimming Pool then have a look at below. We suggest this before you attempt an open water start. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What is triathlon?
Triathlon is the fastest-growing sport in the UK and consists, as the name would suggest, of three disciplines – swimming, cycling and running.
Who came up with the idea?
The origins of triathlon are attributed to a race in France in [...]
Most women triathletes know intellectually that the right diet will enhance their training and produce far better results. In practice though, this is often harder to implement. When the chocolate bar, cream cakes and coca cola are calling our name it is easy to justify to ourselves that we [...]
At first running can seem like the easiest discipline to master as all you need to do is slip on your trainers and go! No getting to the pool, fighting wet hair or agonising about which bike to buy, running is accessible everywhere- whether you are at home [...]
The world of bicycles is huge- there is so much choice that it can be overwhelming. Here are the basics you need to know so you know what you are looking for, you can use a few key phrases in the bike store so the shop guys know [...]
So you have done a season or two and you feel it is time to move up a level or you have entered a half or full Ironman event and are thinking there is no way I am going to do that on my current steed!!
So you have [...]
What do you need to know about buying a triathlon bike?
It is a mine field and can be very confusing. There are a few basics however which will help get you started.
This is a basic guide for any ladies thinking about trying out triathlon, if you are sitting at home wondering what you need to do to get going then this guide is for you.
Before starting on a triathlon training program, one should know the basics of triathlon and [...]
How to get through transition quickly Transition is also the name of the area where you set up your equipment, and to which you return after each leg of the race. The swim-bike transition is known as T1; the bike-run transition is called T2. Here’s how to shave precious [...]