Training

Why do my ankles and legs swell up after racing an Ironman triathlon?

Wondering if it's normal for both legs and ankles to swell up after an Ironman, and how you can alleviate or prevent it? Kev James explains all
04 April 2018 at 13:00

Muscles, oxygen and energy: why FIH is the key

The levels of the enzyme FIH in our muscles determine how efficiently our muscles use oxygen to create energy, scientists have found
03 April 2018 at 14:48

Beginner 12-week training plan

Are you a beginner, training for your first sprint triathlon with 4-6hrs a week to spare? Then this free 12-week sprint-distance triathlon training plan might help
01 April 2018 at 14:26

Swimathon: 5 tips for success

Taking part in Swimathon 2018? Stay the course with these 5 tips from Olympic open-water swimmer Keri-anne Payne

Free 8-week strength building training plan

It’s simple really – add strength training to your sessions to get faster! Here’s the plan that will keep you race strong in 2018
28 March 2018 at 11:02

Ironman training: how to split your time

Have about 10 hours a week to train for your Ironman but unsure how to split your time and training? 6x Ironman World Champ Dave Scott has this advice so you race to the best of your ability in all three disciplines
19 March 2018 at 13:04

How triathletes can get the most out of Strava, Garmin Connect and other online services

With online training analysis services becoming increasingly popular for triathlon training, we take a look at how to get the most benefit from them without becoming obsessed by stats
16 March 2018 at 12:00  (3)

6 species of jellyfish to look out for when swimming in the sea

Worried about encountering jellyfish when swimming and getting stung? Here's a guide from Richard Harrington of the Marine Conservation Society to 6 of the most common
15 March 2018 at 12:17

Currents: how to spot them and stay safe when open water swimming

There are a wide range of factors that can cause different kinds of currents. These include wind, tidal movement, river and estuarine flow…and of course, the most commonly talked about, rip currents. Swim England has this advice
14 March 2018 at 12:13

34 must-do triathlon experiences

From standing on the Solarberg to doing a sprint relay and coaching a friend, triathlon is loaded with incredible experiences, whether you’re racing or not. Here we pick 34 of the most memorable multisport moments you’ll ever create…
12 March 2018 at 12:49

Air Relax recovery system review

Want to improve your recovery after hard training sessions? Helen Webster reviews this top-end recovery system used by professional triathletes
12 March 2018 at 11:38

How foam rolling aids muscle recovery

We all know foam rolling is widely recommended for helping a triathlete's muscles to recover, but do we know how it helps? It works by firing up the nervous system says scientist David Behm
09 March 2018 at 14:18

Regular exercise found to defy ageing

The key to keeping the body young and healthy is to regularly exercise, scientists from the University of Birmingham and King's College London have found.
09 March 2018 at 12:25

Short-course triathlons: the 11 toughest in the world?

Ironman racing may grab most of the ‘toughest triathlon’ headlines but short-course racing still throws up plenty of challenges to triathletes across the globe. Here are what we think are the toughest short-course triathlons (under 60km bike leg) in the world - do you agree?

How does doing strenuous exercise translates into better endurance?

Have you ever wondered how strenuous exercise translates into better endurance? The key, say scientists from the Salk Institute, is the protein ERRγ (ERR gamma).
07 March 2018 at 10:02

Muscle activation exercises: how they work and why they are important

Ever wondered why exactly activation exercises and drills are important and how they differ to static stretches? Dominic Richmond from CapitalPhysio.com explains what you need to know, and shares some good exercises for activating the glutes, a group of key muscles for running and cycling
05 March 2018 at 12:14

Invincible you: 4 ways to injury-proof your body

Sponsored: Fed up of injuries ruining your training? Spartan coach Patrick Harmer shares his 4 top tips for looking after your body to avoid injury striking
01 March 2018 at 06:00

How can I alleviate chilblains?

Suffer chilblains in your hands and feet during the winter, despite wearing gloves and thermal socks? Amy Baker from Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK) explains how to prevent and treat them
27 February 2018 at 11:49

What should your body position be when cycling uphill?

Nik Cook explain how your arms, legs, torso and head should be positioned when cycling up hills, both seated and standing
27 February 2018 at 11:17

What does ‘economy’ mean when triathlon training?

Andy Blow explains what coaches mean when they talk about economy, and why it is important.
13 February 2018 at 14:32