Beginners

Six common swimming struggles for beginners

From knowing what to focus on to getting daunted by the pool environment, coach Joe Beer offers help
29 January 2015 at 09:21  (5)

The triathlete's complete guide to heart rate zone training

We explain why using the rate of your pulse to fine-tune your training can help you reap big fitness rewards, and how to do it  (2)

One sport to multisport: an intro

Look no further if you're a single sport veteran looking to get into triathlon

Benchmark your off-season fitness

Now’s the time to start testing your swim, bike and run fitness to help gauge training adaptations
07 January 2015 at 15:16

Chrissie W on… preparing right to smash your ‘A’ goal

Four-time Kona queen on how to set goals, boost motivation and develop your training plan
31 December 2014 at 11:00

Improve your winter strength (2)

Four more exercises from Joe Beer to increase your overall strength for all three disciplines
26 December 2014 at 11:00

Off-season weight training

You may not like the idea but there’s a lot to be gained from resistance work come winter, says Joe Beer
25 December 2014 at 11:00

Winter training – the small print

If you're a triathlete then how do you juggle training, a full-time job and grim weather? British pro Susie Hignett shares her tips...
05 December 2014 at 09:50  (1)

Five ways to stop your legs cramping out of transition

Let our resident physio tackle the problem of calf cramp after T2
26 November 2014 at 17:36

What’s a good triathlon time?

We look at the different distances involved in tri, and what a good finish time looks like for each
21 November 2014 at 14:03  (11)

Chrissie Wellington’s six top tips for triathlon beginners

New to tri? Let four-time Kona queen Chrissie help you get started…
27 October 2014 at 12:08

How to recover from a hard triathlon season

Don’t just go by feel – follow a plan (and remember to enjoy your downtime!)
24 October 2014 at 16:54  (1)

A triathlete’s guide to warming up

We look at why a proficient warm-up prior to training and racing is so important
23 October 2014 at 16:41

Revealed – how HIIT workouts can help ‘activate’ genes

Study finds anaerobic high-intensity interval training provides aerobic endurance benefits
22 October 2014 at 17:15

Bin the swim – why you should try duathlons this autumn

We look at the benefits of entering some run-bike-run races when the tri season closes, and how to avoid some common mistakes
15 October 2014 at 14:55

High-risk, high-reward strategies to end your tri season on a high

It’s now or never for a 2014 personal best – our experts suggest ways to succeed before the race season draws to a close
29 September 2014 at 14:55

How to prepare mentally for the challenges of triathlon

Try using some of these psychological techniques to maximise your race performance
24 September 2014 at 10:25

Chrissie Wellington’s top ten lessons for triathletes

Four-time Ironman world champion tells 220 readers how to become better athletes by using equipment you trust, fuelling properly, visualising the course and more
22 September 2014 at 15:01

Explained – when to train low, when to train high

Wondering when to vary your workload intensity, and by how much? We reveal how you should split your time between building base endurance and top-end speed
11 September 2014 at 16:38

How to pace your first sprint distance triathlon

The key to getting a good result is gauging your effort. We tell you how to keep your foot on the gas from start to finish without blowing up
13 August 2014 at 16:47  (3)