Training

Bike cadence for triathletes: why it matters and how to find your optimum pedalling efficiency

Nik Cook explains how to find the perfect bike cadence for you that will allow you to pedal at optimum efficiency, and then do a strong run on the back of it

How to train for a sub-20min 5k

Want to run a sub-20min 5k? Hit your goal with these 4 weekly run sessions
17 February 2020 at 15:44  (2)

Chlorine allergy: symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention

Suffer with a chlorine allergy? John Wood explains how you can minimise the symptoms so you can enjoy your pool swim
17 February 2020 at 15:05

How hill running improves your fitness, strength and endurance

Hill running is a very useful method of training to build strength, power and top-end aerobic conditioning, says Andy Blow. Here he explains why it’s not just skiers who should be hitting the slopes
17 February 2020 at 11:00

Improve your sprint-distance swim

Sick of being last man Charlie out of the water? We’ve got the drills and tips you need to improve your sprint-distance swim and be ready for the bike leg
17 February 2020 at 09:00

Chrissie Wellington: how to increase swim speed and endurance for Ironman

Four-time Ironman world champ Chrissie Wellington offers six key tips on how to build up your swim to Ironman-distance

Running gait: are you a pronator, neutral or supinator?

Don't know whether you're a pronator, neutral or supinator when you run? Don't fear, former long-distance British runner Julian Goater is here to explain the differences between running gaits and how to assess yours
13 February 2020 at 11:45

Does mountain biking help your road cycling?

Tri and mountain biking coach Andy Wadsworth shows you why mountain biking offers invaluable training benefits for triathletes wanting to improve their bike leg. Just think about how it's helped Flora Duffy!
13 February 2020 at 10:00

How to beat speed wobbles on the bike

Are you getting into trouble going downhill? The good news is it's completely avoidable
12 February 2020 at 11:00

Free Olympic-distance triathlon training plans

Got some standard-distance triathlons this season and want to race at the best of your ability? Here are some free Olympic-distance triathlon training plans for every level of experience and training time available, from beginner to advanced, 6 months plan to 6 weeks plan  (4)

High foot arches: what they are and how to treat the problems they cause

Physiotherapist Alex Parford explains all you need to know about high foot arches, and how to manage the problems they could cause
07 February 2020 at 11:13

Bike session: How to build race-day strength

Maximise your training time this winter and work on that all-important race strength for the season ahead
04 February 2020 at 11:32

Swimming with paddles: a training session to develop power

How to use hand paddles correctly, to give your stroke an early-season power boost
04 February 2020 at 10:33

Frodeno and Haug's coach Dan Lorang on how to train for Ironman

He coached Frodeno and Haug to 2019 Kona glory, but what can we learn from Dan Lorang to power our own IM racing? Over to Dan, Jan and Anne
03 February 2020 at 11:38

How to get your triathlon training back on track

Ideally, you'll have trained hard in winter and will have big race-day plans. But what if that's not the reality?
31 January 2020 at 09:00

18 of the world's best triathlons - that you've probably never heard of

Missed out on Alcatraz, Roth and Tenby in 2020? Fear ye not triathletes, because here are 18 of the greatest under-the-radar multisport challenges for the season ahead
29 January 2020 at 15:15

Does heavy training lead to both brain and body fatigue, and bad decision making?

The answer’s a potential yes according to recent research into exercise-derived neural fatigue…
29 January 2020 at 12:05

How to use the winter to make maximum performance gains

The bitter cold, fewer daylight hours, increased chances of illness. the winter is a taxing time for triathletes. Thankfully, you’ll learn to love winter with our 20 steps to the perfect off-season
28 January 2020 at 10:02

What are the signs of hypothermia?

Hypothermia can be a an issue for open-water swimmers, particularly those who swim at lower temperatures. John Wood explains the signs and what to do if someone your swimming with starts to show symptoms
27 January 2020 at 10:12

How much does it cost to race Kona?

Got your eye on qualifying for the Ironman World Championships, but wondering how much it would actually cost to do the race? Matt Baird does the sums
24 January 2020 at 10:01