Training

How to build swim strength and stay injury free

Work on your swim-specific strength through the winter and swim injury-free into the new season
10 November 2017 at 09:11

Can I continue training with foot osteoarthritis?

Been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your feet and worried you may no longer be able to run and train for, and compete in, triathlons? Chris Kay, a qualified sports rehabilitation specialist, explains how you can manage the condition and alleviate the symptoms, so you can still run.
09 November 2017 at 15:11

What is overspeed run training?

Run coach Paul Larkins explains the benefits of overspeed run training and how to do do it
09 November 2017 at 14:38

How to train for your first triathlon

Whatever the distance, from super sprint to Ironman, making the decision to compete in your first triathlon can feel quite daunting. Tri coach and co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK Matt Sanderson explains how to start, and plan, your training, whatever the level
08 November 2017 at 13:43

6 run drills that increase power

Top tri coach Joel Enoch of Hartree Jets shares 6 run drills that will help you develop more power per stride
07 November 2017 at 14:00

18 things a triathlon coach should really teach you

Inspired by a friend, our Brunty explains what he thinks a tri coach should teach their athletes…as well as the usual, run-of-the-mill, swim, bike and run stuff
07 November 2017 at 12:59

Indoor training: Dave Scott's favourite treadmill and turbo sessions

Dave Scott shares his two favourite indoor training sessions (one turbo and one treadmill) that increase in intensity every three weeks and elevate your economy at lactate threshold.
06 November 2017 at 09:48

What is VAM (Velocità Ascensionale Media) in cycling?

VAM is a term coined by controversial Italian coach Dr Michele Ferrari that’s used to compare cyclists’ climbing performances. It stands for Velocità Ascensionale Media, which translates to average ascent speed – or vertical ascent in metres per hour.
03 November 2017 at 11:24

How much should I reduce my training by during the triathlon off-season?

Andy Blow explains how much you should dial down your training during the winter, without losing your training ‘base’.
02 November 2017 at 15:39

Off-season swim schedule

How do you approach swim training when the summer race season is over? Coach John Wood shares his wealth of knowledge to keep you motivated…
02 November 2017 at 14:00

The run leg: how to build speed and stay fast

Build killer speed to blitz your races in style with coach Joel Enoch’s track-based session
02 November 2017 at 13:17

How to swim in open water for the first time and prepare for race day

Swimming in open water, never mind racing and coping with a pack, can be daunting. Six time Ironman world champion Dave Scott explains how to get used to the conditions, and not let the nerves get the better of you
02 November 2017 at 12:16

Lucy Charles on Kona, winter training... and swimming 100km a week

We chat to Lucy Charles about her amazing second place at the Ironman World Championships, and what the winter holds...
01 November 2017 at 12:00

How to train for an ultra triathlon

Is Ironman not enough and thinking about pushing yourself to the limit and doing an ultra triathlon? Here are 11 tips from ultra triathlete Graham Smedley, who was Enduroman 2016 Triple Champion and was one of just five who finished Deca UK
31 October 2017 at 15:32

Swim fin workouts: Dave Scott explains how they help your training, and key sessions

Wondering what the point of fins are when you're not allowed them in races? Ironman legend Dave Scott explains why, if used right, they can be a crucial bit of training kit.
31 October 2017 at 11:54

7 ways to train smarter and avoid injury

Think you’ve got your training nailed? Think again. There are a few common but catastrophic mistakes all triathletes are guilty of. Here’s what you need to do to avoid them – and perform better.
31 October 2017 at 10:31

How to get used to riding with tri bars (aerobars)

Started using tri-bars but not very confident on them, especially in wet conditions? Joe Beer explains how get more confidence
31 October 2017 at 09:40

Chrissie Wellington's 5 top tips for triathlon beginners

She’s the four-time Kona champ, holds the world’s fastest women’s iron time and is undefeated over long distance. So she’s pretty handy when it comes to advice…
30 October 2017 at 13:17

Key bike training sessions that simulate hills and climbing

Got a hilly Ironman scheduled but don't have any hills nearby to train on? Six time Ironman World Champ Dave Scott shares some key hill-free bike sessions to help you conquer the climbs
30 October 2017 at 09:51

How to get out of a run speed rut

Six times Ironman world champ Dave Scott advises a triathlete stuck in a speed rut and not getting any faster. The triathlete does 3x5km and 1x15km eaxh week
30 October 2017 at 09:00