Training

Georgia Taylor-Brown's top speed tips for the sprint-distance triathlon

Last year Georgia Taylor-Brown took three podium finishes to end 2018 third overall in the World Triathlon Series, her debut year, and so knows what it takes to smash out short-course triathlon. Here’s GT-B’s top advice…
09 May 2019 at 10:46

Bike session: Get your gears right to race faster

Nail your pedalling efficiency with this session from Matt Bottrill to improve race-day performance
02 May 2019 at 13:49

How to reduce the chances of getting a strain and other injuries when swimming

Want to know how to stay afloat when injury is threatening to sink your swim? Dr Catherine Laraman gives you the prevention prescription you need
02 May 2019 at 10:00

Swim session: How to build race endurance in the pool

Here's how to introduce longer interval sets in your swim training to build race endurance for every distance
01 May 2019 at 16:33

2019 Race Guide

Sponsored: Pick your races and plan your season with the help of 220's 2019 race guide
01 May 2019 at 16:21

What is runner's knee?

Runner’s knee is an umbrella term for repetitive stress injuries that commonly occur at the knee. Here physiotherapist James Bainbridge explains those injuries and details their causes and prevention
01 May 2019 at 11:00

12-week Ironman peak-phase training plan

Smash out this final three-month block of training to ensure Ironman race-day success…
30 April 2019 at 10:13

50 expert race-day tactics

With a little thought and practice, there are many things you can do with very little effort to ensure a faster, happier and much more comfortable race experience. So from old flip-flops to befriending fishermen, brightly-coloured towels to ice cubes in your pants, here’s what the best in tri do to come out on top…
29 April 2019 at 10:02

David McNamee top speed tips for Ironman

With two Ironman World Championship podium finishes under his belt David McNamee has established himself as the greatest British male Ironman in history and is aiming for more Kona podium success in 2019. But what advice does the former ITU racer have for increasing your Ironman speed? Over to you David...
26 April 2019 at 14:31

Alistair & Jonny Brownlee's top speed tips for Olympic-distance triathlon

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee are the fastest and most successful siblings in sporting history, with four Olympic medals between them. Here's how they train for speed...
26 April 2019 at 11:39

80/20 training: What it is, and how it works

The 80/20 triathlon training method, which leaves you less fatigued and performing better, is gaining popularity. Discover how to reach your performance peak with this train slow, race fast formula
25 April 2019 at 10:35

Swim sighting: What are the most common mistakes people make?

John Wood explains the most common open water swim sighting mistakes triathletes make and how to put them right
23 April 2019 at 10:47

HIIT workouts found to increase injury risk

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study has found.
11 April 2019 at 10:37

Will increasing my lung power improve my performance?

Can increasing your lung power help improve your athletic performance? Andy Blow looks at the evidence
10 April 2019 at 09:49

Kinesiology Tape: What it is, and how it works and helps recovery from injury

Kinesiology tape has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years but do you know how it actually works and how it will benefit your performance and recovery? Physiotherapist Shelly Chakraborty explains
10 April 2019 at 09:46

Cycling speed versus wattage calculator: how much power do you need to reach your target speed?

Got a certain time in mind for your A-race bike leg and want to know if it's possible to calculate how many watts you need to produce to maintain the speed? Nik Cook explains all you need to know
08 April 2019 at 11:35

How to build a more powerful front crawl swim stroke

Practise these rotation drills to improve both your stroke efficiency and power
08 April 2019 at 10:50

How does swimming tone the body?

Scan the poolside line-up at any pro swim race and you’ll see the effects swimming can have on the human physique. In short, it tones and strengthens almost every single muscle in the body. Here’s the where and how…
04 April 2019 at 14:38

What are the benefits of swimming?

It’s simply fact that swimming is a great sport for all levels of fitness and experience, with myriad physical and mental benefits to be had from time in the pool or open water. Here are just a few reasons why swimming is really good for you…
04 April 2019 at 14:18

Diagnostic imaging: What’s the difference between X-ray, ultrasound and MRI?

X-rays, ultrasound and MRIs are all types of diagnostic imaging tools that help members of the medical profession see what's going on in the inside, but how they work and what each one tells us is very different. Here we explain more...
04 April 2019 at 10:27