Training

How hot weather affects your body and your ability to train and race

Hot weather can cause physiological challenges for athletes when training and racing. Sports scientist and Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow explains its impact
25 July 2018 at 13:56

How does swimming with a snorkel help your front crawl?

Wondering just how beneficial snorkels are for improving your front crawl, and what the advantages and disadvantages of using them are? John Wood explains all
25 July 2018 at 09:39

Are you training too hard?

Worried you're overtraining? You're not alone. Triathletes often tread a fine line between peak performance and deep-rooted fatigue. Thankfully, we’re here to help you train smart and avoid the pitfalls of overtraining
20 July 2018 at 09:18

Free 8-week open water swimming training plan

In just two months, coach Dermott Hayes will have you swimming with confidence and skill with this open water swimming training plan
19 July 2018 at 14:05

Cycling saddle sores: how to prevent them

Always getting saddle sores when cycling and fed up of them impacting your bike training? Former head physiotherapist for British Cycling Phil Burt explains how to prevent them
18 July 2018 at 15:59

Fallen arches: what are they?

We explain what causes flat feet and the problems they can cause people, and what can be done to help alleviate the discomfort/pain
18 July 2018 at 11:36  (1)

Why do I sweat a lot?

Sweat a lot when working out? It doesn't mean you're not fit says Andy Blow. Here he explains why fitter people can sweat more than the unfit...
18 July 2018 at 10:11

Sciatica: how to relieve the pain for training

Suffer from sciatica? Nick Beer explains a 'nerve flossing' exercise that can help alleviate the pain sciatica causes
17 July 2018 at 12:40

220 Triathlon Woburner race tips

Piers Vallance, 2017’s Woburner winner, offers up his race-beating tips to tackle the 220-sponsored middle-distance event this September
17 July 2018 at 10:28

The Ironman bike leg: how to stay focussed for 180km

Racing your first Ironman soon and wondering how the heck you stay focused for the 180km? Here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers...
16 July 2018 at 11:08

How much bike training do you need to do for an Ironman?

Worried about whether you have done enough training on the bike for your upcoming Ironman? Mark Kleanthous explains how to tell if you're ready...
13 July 2018 at 10:18

Front crawl: how can I stop swallowing lots of water when I swim?

Do you take in lots of water via your mouth when you swim front crawl? John Wood explains what could be going wrong in your stroke to cause this and how you can prevent it.
13 July 2018 at 09:45

What is a physiotherapist and what do they do?

Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach Uzo Ehiogu explains the role of a physiotherapist
10 July 2018 at 11:17

12 things I learnt from my first Ironman-distance triathlon

After a decade spent stinking out shorter-distance triathlons, 220’s features ed Matt Baird finally made his Iron debut at the UK Ultimate Triathlon last month. Following punctures, a spot of vomit and blisters the size of golf balls, he survived to tell the tale in 15 and a half hours. Here’s what he learnt…
06 July 2018 at 10:52

The ultimate guide to your first triathlon...38 tips

Your first triathlon may almost be here, but how do you make sure everything goes smoothly and conquer the nerves? Here’s 38 tips to see you through your first of many triathlons...
06 July 2018 at 08:00

Threshold boosting run session: how to race faster for longer

Learn how to push past your run limits with this 60min threshold-boosting session
05 July 2018 at 13:12

Ironman race day plan: 35 tips for success

You’ve logged the countless hours of swim, bike and run training in preparation for your Ironman race. But how do you put all the pieces together to complete the 226km course? Fear not, here’s your ultimate Ironman race-day guide
04 July 2018 at 12:44

How to prepare for a non-wetsuit Ironman swim leg

With the hot summer we are all experiencing there is a higher chance that the race you have entered could actually be declared a ‘non wetsuit swim’. For some athletes this possibility can send shivers down the spine! But it shouldn’t says coach Matt Sanderson of TriathlonCoaching.uk.com. Here he explains how to prepare
02 July 2018 at 14:24

Open water swimming: how to develop your OW swim skills in the pool

Optimise your pool time and accelerate your performance development in the open water with these simple pool-based swim drills
27 June 2018 at 11:23

What is base fitness?

Wondering what is meant by your base fitness level and why it is so important for endurance athletes? Dermott Hayes explains all
25 June 2018 at 11:55