Training

Did you know…? 7 quirky facts about Challenge Roth

This weekend one of the most famous triathlons in the world takes place, Challenge Roth. And to celebrate, here are 7 quirky facts about Roth that you perhaps didn’t know...
04 July 2019 at 13:26

Swim cadence: Is there a perfect stroke rate?

Mark Allen gives his world-beating advice on swim cadence
28 June 2019 at 10:00  (2)

How to pace your first Ironman

Got your first Ironman coming up and, and worried you're going to mess it up from the off? Tim Don explains how to pace it so you avoid a DNF disaster
24 June 2019 at 11:11

Open-water swimming: How to get faster from the pros

Wondering how to get faster in open water? Pros Jack Rex Burnell and Jess Learmonth have this advice…
20 June 2019 at 09:21

Free 8-week run strength training plan

If running is your weakest link, this run strength training plan will help improve your running fitness and speed in just eight weeks
19 June 2019 at 09:48

What to do if you mess up your sighting race-day

Struggle to sight race-day? We show you the basic steps necessary if you start to go off-piste
19 June 2019 at 05:00

Can you swim breaststroke in an Ironman?

Yes, you can swim breast stroke in an Ironman, says John Wood, and here are a few tips for a more efficient stroke
17 June 2019 at 14:12

Are you more prone to injuries if you run early in the morning?

Like to run first thing in the morning but heard that it makes you more prone to injuries? Scott Findlay explains whether it's true
17 June 2019 at 13:01

Why do my muscles ache when I’m ill?

Wondering why your muscles ache when you're coming down with something, and whether it's okay to train like this? Nick Beer has this advice
17 June 2019 at 11:37

How to use the pool to prepare for open water swimming

Have limited access to open water? Ironman pro Tim Don explains how to adapt your pool training so you can prepare effectively for open water. He also includes one of his favourite open water group sessions for when you do get out there!
05 June 2019 at 10:28

Which muscles does breaststroke use and tone?

Breaststroke is a great workout for the whole body. Here we explain the main muscles it uses, and how swimming breaststroke tones the body
29 May 2019 at 10:00

Does Ironman's new qualification system for pros work?

New system that was meant to simplify life for Ironman professionals has left them even more confused. Tim explains…
24 May 2019 at 12:10  (1)

Bike training: How to improve your acceleration

It’s time to get familiar with microbursts! They’ll boost key muscles and make you faster
22 May 2019 at 11:55

How to avoid injury while training and exercising

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned age-group triathlete, there are two common objectives all triathletes share: get faster and, in doing so, try and avoid injury. It’s been reported that 62% of triathletes incur at least one injury per season, so here are the only 25 tips you’ll ever need to stay race strong…
21 May 2019 at 10:51

What is a bike chain gang training session?

Heard a lot of the pros, including the Brownlees, talk about chain gang training, but don't know what it is and whether it can help you? Matt Baird explains how it works, the chain gang cycling technique, and how this type of session can help you improve your cycling skills
17 May 2019 at 10:03

How do elite runners run so fast?

Science suggests that it's the length of flight that separates elite runners from the rest...
16 May 2019 at 14:20

Bleep test: What is it and how useful is it?

Run coach Scott Findlay explains how the bleep test works, and its merits
15 May 2019 at 11:36

What's the perfect body position for front crawl?

220 swim coach John Wood explains the best body position for an efficient and effective front crawl
14 May 2019 at 09:43

What muscles do you use and tone when cycling?

Nick Beer explains the different muscles cycling uses and tones
13 May 2019 at 11:42

Ironman: What should you do once it's over?

Wondering what you should do once your Ironman is over, and when you should think about your next big adventure? Dermott Hayes has this post-Ironman advice
13 May 2019 at 10:28