Training

Lucy Charles-Barclay shares her Ironman training secrets

Ever wanted to tag along with a top pro triathlete for a day? To find out what really makes them so good at their day job? 220 sure did, so we jumped at the chance to join two-time Kona runner-up Lucy Charles-Barclay on her training camp in Lanzarote. Here’s what we discovered…
02 April 2019 at 10:12

18 triathlon swimming tips and sessions for beginners

Are you at the beginning of your triathlon adventure but fearful of that opening swim leg? But don’t worry! 220 swim coach John Wood shares his 18 top front crawl swim technique tips and sessions for beginners
01 April 2019 at 10:33

Improve your triathlon swim with these dry-land workouts

Even if you can’t get to the pool, you can still work on your swim strength. Here to help you build crucial swim endurance is Andy Blow
28 March 2019 at 15:00

Super League Triathlon: What it is, how it works and why it's taking over the tri world

Elites love it. Age-groupers rave about it. And the crowds can’t get enough of it. Welcome to the world of Super League Triathlon, which is slowly transforming the way we race and watch triathlon. Elizabeth Barrett explains all you need to know
26 March 2019 at 09:44

How can I prevent my toenails falling off from running?

Toenails dropping off is a common complaint for runners. Run coach Scott Findlay explains how running damages the toenail, leading them to come off, and what you can do to prevent it
25 March 2019 at 14:16

Swimming-induced pulmonary edema: what it is and what to do if it occurs

Cardiac surgeon Lawrence Creswell explains what swimming-induced pulmonary edema/oedema (SIPE) is, and what you can do if you're prone to attacks when swimming
25 March 2019 at 11:49

Mountain biking versus road cycling: Which is best for developing bike speed and strength?

Nik Cook explains the benefits of mountain biking versus road cycling for those looking to develop speed and strength
25 March 2019 at 10:01

What's a brick session?

A brick session is a training set that involves more than one discipline/sport back-to-back, says Matt Baird. Here he explains why they are an important part of a triathlete's training programme
19 March 2019 at 14:30

3 common freestyle swim technique faults explained

Incorporating drills into your swim sessions is key to correcting all manner of ‘mistakes’ made in the freestyle stroke. Here are our top three common technique problems and their solutions…
19 March 2019 at 11:11

What is turbo training?

Matt Baird explains what turbo training is and its advantages and disadvantages
18 March 2019 at 11:00

15 of the best triathlon and multisport challenges to try

Stuck in a tri rut and longing for your next challenge, or teetering on the tri edge needing a helpful push? Then help is at hand! Pick from our list of ultimate racing experiences to get your adrenaline surging and endorphins flowing in 2019. Just don’t forget your tri-suit...
14 March 2019 at 11:45

Triathlon race-day: How to do a course recce

Knowing the course can mean the difference between success and failure. Kirsten Howells of TCUK, explains how to do a course recce to give you the best possible chance come race day...
14 March 2019 at 10:58

How to push yourself beyond your physical limits

Swathes of research and real-world accounts have proved that the mind has an inbuilt safety net to stop the body exercising well before its physiological limit. But rather than take this lying down, studies are also showing that it might be possible to mentally override the heavy breathing, burning muscles and onset of fatigue. If so, then how can we hack our own grey matter, and is it wise – or indeed – safe, to do so?
13 March 2019 at 10:38

Overseas triathlon training destinations: 5 of the best

Whether you want some winter sun, a pre-season pick up or a mid-season boost, heading abroad to train can elevate your tri performance to the next level. But where’s best for triathlon training? We weigh up the Azores, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Mallorca and Tenerife
11 March 2019 at 16:27

Free 8-week pre-season base training plan

Whatever your experience, working on your base fitness pre-season is crucial for a successful race season. Coach Dermott Hayes has a cunning plan…
11 March 2019 at 14:32

Ironman: Are you ready for your long-distance triathlon?

Are you really ready for the Ironman and have you done enough? Fear not says, James Pryke of Triathlon Coaching UK, these doubts are perfectly normal...
11 March 2019 at 10:55

Turbo training: How to get the most out of every session

Endurance cyclist and 24hr time triallist Chris Hall shares his top five tips for getting the most out of your turbo training sessions, including what stats to measure, and the best kit to wear.
07 March 2019 at 09:32

20 of the latest triathlon training hacks for extra speed

Applying innovative science and a few proven ideas will provide the catalyst for tri improvements and enjoyment this season. Here are 20 ways to break through every barrier and supercharge your tri in 2019
05 March 2019 at 09:33

What's anaerobic training?

We explain how anaerobic training differs to aerobic training, and why it's beneficial to include some in your workouts
04 March 2019 at 10:09

What's the shortest triathlon?

If you want to give triathlon a go, but worried about your fitness, the super-sprint or 'starter' triathlon is the shortest recognised distance, but there are other options as well says Matt Baird.
01 March 2019 at 09:28