Training

What is Fat Pad Syndrome?

Fat Pad Syndrome is a common ailment among athletes. Physiotherapist Omkar Sawant explains all you need to know about Fat Pad Syndrome (also known as Fat Pad Impingement and Hoffa's Syndrome) and how to treat and prevent it.
07 August 2019 at 10:00

Can you race both a 70.3 and an Ironman triathlon in 6 weeks?

Entered both a half and a full Ironman just six weeks apart, and wondering how to recover from the first while training for the second? Don't fret, here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers
06 August 2019 at 13:00

Backstroke: What are its benefits and will it improve my front crawl?

Should you swim backstroke? Wondering if it is worth including some backstroke in your swimming sessions? Yes says John Wood, here's why...
05 August 2019 at 15:12

Why do I get sore shins when I run?

Get sore shins when you run, and do they stay sore for the rest of the week? Wondering how you can prevent/ treat this? Sports science graduate and top tri coach Scott Findlay has this advice
01 August 2019 at 12:26

8-week off-season strength training plan

It’s that time of year when you can take a break from intensive tri training. But don’t pack away your gear just yet! This plan will give you structure to build base strength over the next two months…
31 July 2019 at 14:40

Patrick Lange talks success, his training regime and his Iron mindset

From nearly quitting the sport to becoming the fastest man in Hawaii history, Patrick Lange’s path to Ironman greatness has been far from conventional. In an exclusive interview, the German superstar opens up on his astronomic rise and offers his winning advice for Iron success
31 July 2019 at 13:47

Swim leg: How to start and finish strongly

Get your tri challenge off to a flyer by developing fast swim starts and exits into T1
29 July 2019 at 16:04

Free 8-week HIIT training plan for triathletes

Think high-intensity training isn’t for us triathletes? Well think again, and get ready to smash your race PB with this 8-week HIIT training plan
24 July 2019 at 15:46

Is ice or heat best for treating injuries?

Hot and cold compresses have long been used to treat injuries, but which is best? Nick Beer weighs them up.
22 July 2019 at 14:31

Did you know…? 7 quirky facts about Challenge Roth

This weekend one of the most famous triathlons in the world takes place, Challenge Roth. And to celebrate, here are 7 quirky facts about Roth that you perhaps didn’t know...
04 July 2019 at 13:26

Swim cadence: Is there a perfect stroke rate?

Mark Allen gives his world-beating advice on swim cadence
28 June 2019 at 10:00  (2)

How to pace your first Ironman

Got your first Ironman coming up and, and worried you're going to mess it up from the off? Tim Don explains how to pace it so you avoid a DNF disaster
24 June 2019 at 11:11

Open-water swimming: How to get faster from the pros

Wondering how to get faster in open water? Pros Jack Rex Burnell and Jess Learmonth have this advice…
20 June 2019 at 09:21

Free 8-week run strength training plan

If running is your weakest link, this run strength training plan will help improve your running fitness and speed in just eight weeks
19 June 2019 at 09:48

What to do if you mess up your sighting race-day

Struggle to sight race-day? We show you the basic steps necessary if you start to go off-piste
19 June 2019 at 05:00

Can you swim breaststroke in an Ironman?

Yes, you can swim breast stroke in an Ironman, says John Wood, and here are a few tips for a more efficient stroke
17 June 2019 at 14:12

Are you more prone to injuries if you run early in the morning?

Like to run first thing in the morning but heard that it makes you more prone to injuries? Scott Findlay explains whether it's true
17 June 2019 at 13:01

Why do my muscles ache when I’m ill?

Wondering why your muscles ache when you're coming down with something, and whether it's okay to train like this? Nick Beer has this advice
17 June 2019 at 11:37

How to use the pool to prepare for open water swimming

Have limited access to open water? Ironman pro Tim Don explains how to adapt your pool training so you can prepare effectively for open water. He also includes one of his favourite open water group sessions for when you do get out there!
05 June 2019 at 10:28

Which muscles does breaststroke use and tone?

Breaststroke is a great workout for the whole body. Here we explain the main muscles it uses, and how swimming breaststroke tones the body
29 May 2019 at 10:00