What's a brick session?

A brick session is a training set that involves more than one discipline/sport back-to-back, says Matt Baird. Here he explains why they are an important part of a triathlete's training programme
19 March 2019 at 14:30

3 common freestyle swim technique faults explained

Incorporating drills into your swim sessions is key to correcting all manner of ‘mistakes’ made in the freestyle stroke. Here are our top three common technique problems and their solutions…
19 March 2019 at 11:11

What is turbo training?

Matt Baird explains what turbo training is and its advantages and disadvantages
18 March 2019 at 11:00

15 of the best triathlon and multisport challenges to try

Stuck in a tri rut and longing for your next challenge, or teetering on the tri edge needing a helpful push? Then help is at hand! Pick from our list of ultimate racing experiences to get your adrenaline surging and endorphins flowing in 2019. Just don’t forget your tri-suit...
14 March 2019 at 11:45

Triathlon race-day: How to do a course recce

Knowing the course can mean the difference between success and failure. James Pryke, coach and co-founder of TCUK, explains how to do a course recce to give you the best possible chance come race day...
14 March 2019 at 10:58

How to push yourself beyond your physical limits

Swathes of research and real-world accounts have proved that the mind has an inbuilt safety net to stop the body exercising well before its physiological limit. But rather than take this lying down, studies are also showing that it might be possible to mentally override the heavy breathing, burning muscles and onset of fatigue. If so, then how can we hack our own grey matter, and is it wise – or indeed – safe, to do so?
13 March 2019 at 10:38

Overseas triathlon training destinations: 5 of the best

Whether you want some winter sun, a pre-season pick up or a mid-season boost, heading abroad to train can elevate your tri performance to the next level. But where’s best for triathlon training? We weigh up the Azores, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Mallorca and Tenerife
11 March 2019 at 16:27

Free 8-week pre-season base training plan

Whatever your experience, working on your base fitness pre-season is crucial for a successful race season. Coach Dermott Hayes has a cunning plan…
11 March 2019 at 14:32

Ironman: Are you ready for your long-distance triathlon?

Are you really ready for the Ironman and have you done enough? Fear not says, James Pryke of Triathlon Coaching UK, these doubts are perfectly normal...
11 March 2019 at 10:55

Turbo training: How to get the most out of every session

Endurance cyclist and 24hr time triallist Chris Hall shares his top five tips for getting the most out of your turbo training sessions, including what stats to measure, and the best kit to wear.
07 March 2019 at 09:32

20 of the latest triathlon training hacks for extra speed

Applying innovative science and a few proven ideas will provide the catalyst for tri improvements and enjoyment this season. Here are 20 ways to break through every barrier and supercharge your tri in 2019
05 March 2019 at 09:33

What's anaerobic training?

We explain how anaerobic training differs to aerobic training, and why it's beneficial to include some in your workouts
04 March 2019 at 10:09

What's the shortest triathlon?

If you want to give triathlon a go, but worried about your fitness, the super-sprint or 'starter' triathlon is the shortest recognised distance, but there are other options as well says Matt Baird.
01 March 2019 at 09:28

How to train for your first sprint-distance triathlon

Entered your first sprint-distance triathlon but nervous about what you've taken on? Tim Don shares his top tips for beginners aiming for tri glory
27 February 2019 at 09:58

Ross Edgley: Training Tips for Red Bull Neptune Steps

Thinking of taking on the Red Bull Neptune Steps race? We spent a day with Ross Edgley, fresh from the Great British Swim, to find out how to beat this monster event…
27 February 2019 at 08:34

Do I need to adapt my front crawl swim stroke for Ironman?

Aiming for your first long-distance triathlon after a few seasons of short, and wondering if you need to change some aspects of your front crawl swim stroke to help you cope with the 3.8km swim? John Wood has this advice...
25 February 2019 at 11:20

Cycling hot foot: Why do the balls of my feet get hot when cycling?

Do the balls of your feet get hot when cycling, particularly on long rides and when climbing? You are probably suffering from 'hot foot' says Nik Cook. Here he explains what it is, and possible causes
25 February 2019 at 09:58

How to prevent motion sickness and nausea when swimming

Do you feel seasick while swimming? Suffering from motion sickness and nausea can be fairly common for swimmers. Here, John Wood explores the causes and remedies…
22 February 2019 at 10:00

Calf muscle tear: What it is and how to treat it

Physiotherapist James Ticehurst explains all you need to know about one of running's most common injuries – a torn calf muscle
21 February 2019 at 10:55

Should you pedal at a high cadence?

A new study suggests spinning (cycling with a high cadence) is only beneficial for elites
19 February 2019 at 16:00