Training

11 multisport races you can still do in 2017

Season finished? Think again. Here are 11 top triathlons and duathlons for you to end the season in style
26 September 2017 at 14:55

How to get to the swim buoy first

Swim at one pace in open water and get caught up at the start? Then here’s the speed session for you
26 September 2017 at 14:28

Training: the 3 most valuable metrics triathletes should measure

New to triathlon and finding yourself bombarded with information about training and what to measure: power, speed, distance, cadence, stroke count and so on. Joe Beer explains the three most important measurables.
26 September 2017 at 09:49

Are triathletes mad?

Using two recent events as evidence, Martyn considers whether he is, in fact, as mad as most non-triathletes seem to think
25 September 2017 at 15:33

What's the difference between average power and normalised power on the bike?

Rob Banino explains how average and normalised power differ and why it's normalised power you want to monitor
22 September 2017 at 10:00  (2)

How often should triathletes do bike threshold training?

Andy Blow explains how often you should train on the bike at threshold and why it is important to not overdo it
22 September 2017 at 10:00

Cycling: how to ride downhill fast and safely

No matter how strong you are at riding uphill, if you’re descending skills aren’t up to scratch, you’re giving away free speed. Here’s how to get down safely at speed
21 September 2017 at 09:27

Duathlon: 12 do's and don'ts

Moving to duathlon? International athlete Matt Barnes, winner of his age group in the 2017 Bala Tri, and duathlon world champ Claire Steels share their top tips on how to run and bike faster, and avoid commonly made mistakes
20 September 2017 at 11:43

How to become a triathlon coach

Thinking about becoming a triathlon coach but don't know where to start? The UK's governing body for triathlon, the British Triathlon Federation, explains all you need to know about becoming a qualified coach
20 September 2017 at 09:38

How to climb like a pro during the bike leg

When the road kicks uphill, the power you produce on your bike determines how fast you reach the top, but without good cycling technique you will struggle to climb efficiently. Here’s what you should do
18 September 2017 at 15:32

Tapering: why it's important and what you should do the week before your triathlon

We all know the best way to taper is to cut back the training and chow down on pasta, right? Well, some experts would disagree. We take a look at the ideal pre-race week
18 September 2017 at 12:14

Free 4 week duathlon training plan

Don’t want the multisport party to stop? Then it’s time to switch focus to duathlon and race strong to the end of the year. Here's a four week training plan to help you make the switchover from triathlon to duathlon.
18 September 2017 at 10:00

Freestyle swim technique: how to improve your rotation and position

You’ll improve your propulsion in the water by making your front crawl streamlined. Coach Robin Brew shows you why relaxing is key…
18 September 2017 at 09:23

10 things you should never, ever say to a triathlete...

Somehow us triathletes have acquired a reputation for being obsessive, fixated, neurotic and slightly uptight individuals and as a result you might want to be careful what you say to us, even in jest says Martyn Brunt...
15 September 2017 at 11:28

Why run speed work is important for endurance athletes

Speed work can give triathletes many tools to draw on on race day says international endurance runner and coach Shaun Dixon. Here he explains why all endurance athletes should include it in their training schedule
14 September 2017 at 15:00

How to do a rollover turn in the swim

The rollover turn is very fast and requires very little extra effort. Robin Brew explains how to do it
14 September 2017 at 12:32

How many brick sessions should I do?

Training for a triathlon and wondering how many brick sessions you should include in your training? Dermott Hayes explains all
12 September 2017 at 14:04

Riding aero: how to improve your aerodynamics on the bike leg

An aero cockpit is one of the best ways to improve your bike split but it’s not quite as simple as clipping on some aerobars one day and going faster the next. Here’s what you should be doing if you want to improve your aero riding
12 September 2017 at 09:54

Racing strategy: should you pedal or coast when cycling downhill?

Getting your pacing right for every element of long-distance is key. Joe Friel explains why pacing on the downhill sections of the bike leg shouldn’t be ignored.
11 September 2017 at 14:22

15 training tips for the beginner triathlete

Have you done your first tri and now hooked on the sport and want to improve? Here are 15 simple tips that could make all the difference to your performance
08 September 2017 at 09:57