Training

How to taper for Ironman

Wondering what activities/fuelling you should do during your taper week, before an Ironman triathlon? We asked top Ironman pro Tim Don for his advice
23 August 2018 at 09:49

How much aerobic swimming should you include in your training programme?

220 swim coach John Wood explains how much aerobic swim training you should include in your training
14 August 2018 at 09:09

Hilly Ironmans: how should you pace the run?

Got a hilly Ironman coming up, and wondering how to cope with hills on the run leg and how you should pace it? Scott Findlay, triathlon coach for the Hartree Jets, has this advice.
13 August 2018 at 11:40

How do you tell the difference between a soft tissue injury and a stress fracture?

So how do you tell whether your injury is ‘just’ soft tissue or a more serious stress fracture? Physiotherapist Bryony Short, from Capital Physio, explains how to evaluate the symptoms
13 August 2018 at 10:54

How to cycle in a headwind

Nik Cook explains how to cycle into a headwind and what you should be doing with your head/body position?
10 August 2018 at 15:08

70.3 bike tips and sessions from David McNamee

Ironman pro and Kona top 3 podium finisher David McNamee shares his top tips for smashing the middle-distance bike leg
03 August 2018 at 14:16

70.3 run advice and sessions from Will Clarke

Ironman pro Will Clarke shares his top tips and sessions for conquering the middle-distance run leg
01 August 2018 at 10:51

70.3 swim advice and sessions from Lucy Charles

2017 Ironman world champion runner up and former top open water swimmer Lucy Charles passes on her top tips and swim sessions for mastering the middle-distance swim
30 July 2018 at 12:19

The ultimate race-prep swim session

Achieve the perfect swim start with these short, sharp race-ready workouts
26 July 2018 at 13:03

How hot weather affects your body and your ability to train and race

Hot weather can cause physiological challenges for athletes when training and racing. Sports scientist and Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow explains its impact
25 July 2018 at 13:56

How does swimming with a snorkel help your front crawl?

Wondering just how beneficial snorkels are for improving your front crawl, and what the advantages and disadvantages of using them are? John Wood explains all
25 July 2018 at 09:39

Are you training too hard?

Worried you're overtraining? You're not alone. Triathletes often tread a fine line between peak performance and deep-rooted fatigue. Thankfully, we’re here to help you train smart and avoid the pitfalls of overtraining
20 July 2018 at 09:18

Free 8-week open water swimming training plan

In just two months, coach Dermott Hayes will have you swimming with confidence and skill with this open water swimming training plan
19 July 2018 at 14:05

Cycling saddle sores: how to prevent them

Always getting saddle sores when cycling and fed up of them impacting your bike training? Former head physiotherapist for British Cycling Phil Burt explains how to prevent them
18 July 2018 at 15:59

Fallen arches: what are they?

We explain what causes flat feet and the problems they can cause people, and what can be done to help alleviate the discomfort/pain
18 July 2018 at 11:36  (1)

Why do I sweat a lot?

Sweat a lot when working out? It doesn't mean you're not fit says Andy Blow. Here he explains why fitter people can sweat more than the unfit...
18 July 2018 at 10:11

Sciatica: how to relieve the pain for training

Suffer from sciatica? Nick Beer explains a 'nerve flossing' exercise that can help alleviate the pain sciatica causes
17 July 2018 at 12:40

220 Triathlon Woburner race tips

Piers Vallance, 2017’s Woburner winner, offers up his race-beating tips to tackle the 220-sponsored middle-distance event this September
17 July 2018 at 10:28

The Ironman bike leg: how to stay focussed for 180km

Racing your first Ironman soon and wondering how the heck you stay focused for the 180km? Here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers...
16 July 2018 at 11:08

How much bike training do you need to do for an Ironman?

Worried about whether you have done enough training on the bike for your upcoming Ironman? Mark Kleanthous explains how to tell if you're ready...
13 July 2018 at 10:18