Beginners

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)

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
14 November 2014 at 15:03

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)

220's race tips for this weekend’s London Triathlon

From deep-water starts to lengthy transitions, the world's largest triathlon has challenges aplenty. We look at how to make sure you have the best race possible
31 July 2014 at 10:14  (1)

How triathletes can get the most out of Strava, Garmin Connect and other online services

With online training analysis services becoming increasingly popular for triathlon training, we take a look at how to get the most benefit from them without becoming obsessed by stats
22 July 2014 at 15:43

How to overcome plateaus in your race performance

Are you getting frustrated with this season’s race results, despite training hard over winter? Read on…
02 July 2014 at 14:45

Gallery: Ironkids

Check out these photos from the Ironkids event which preceded this year’s Ironman 70.3 UK
16 June 2014 at 12:40

Play our triathlon jargon quiz!

Think you know the difference between lactic acid and hypnotraemia? How about what the term 'bonking' means? Take on our quiz and find out!
22 May 2014 at 16:44  (1)

Jargon buster for beginners

From aerobars to zones, DOMS to HIIT, here's your essential starter guide to decoding some of the terms you'll come across in multisport…
22 May 2014 at 14:53

Learn how to transition like a pro

Perfect this drill and you could become as fast as the Brownlees, if only in T1 and T2
15 May 2014 at 13:33