Long distance

Jan Frodeno’s 10 top tips for stepping up to iron distance

The new Ironman world champ gives his advice for stepping up to Ironman
15 October 2015 at 11:00

Taking on an ultra-distance triathlon in 2016

Conquered Ironman and looking to do the double? Here deca ultra world championship-winning triathlete Steve Harvey – fresh from cycling from Moscow to Siberia – gives you his essential advice for going long and longer in 2016…
02 October 2015 at 14:32

10 tips to develop a positive mental attitude and stay focused

‘To perform like Linford, you’ve got to think like Linford: PMA’
17 September 2015 at 15:37

Challenge Weymouth race advice

We ask 2014 winner Eleanor Haresign how to succeed in this long-distance race  (2)

Ironman Wales race tips

Previous winners Scott Neyedli and Lucy Gossage have eight tips to prepare you for one of the hardest Ironman races – and remind you to smile for the finisher's photo!
10 September 2015 at 15:26

How long will it take to complete your first Ironman?

Use our guidelines and a simple formula involving your PBs for Olympic distance and marathon to work out your predicted finishing time
06 August 2015 at 13:29  (5)

Dave Scott on how to build a long-distance training plan

In the second of our features with six-time Ironman champ Dave Scott, he discusses how to train for long-distance and why you need to include strength and conditioning work
22 July 2015 at 08:00

Dave Scott on how goal-setting can help you focus when going long

We ask the six-time world Ironman champ for his tips on how to break your first long-distance triathlon into maneagable chunks – and stay the distance
15 July 2015 at 08:00

Stop getting tired from triathlon training and plan more efficiently

Worried about overtraining? Our experts share their advice…
09 July 2015 at 16:27

Eight weeks to your first Ironman – get ready to go

First Ironman approaching and doubts over your readiness setting in? We’ll get you to the finish line…
03 July 2015 at 11:00

Mirinda Carfrae on coping with the heat in long-distance triathlons

We ask the reigning Ironman World Champion how she performs at the highest level in hot weather, and what happened at Kona 2012 when she didn't take on enough water

Get better at running long and slow for Ironman

Master the ‘Steady Eddie’ pace with our advice for stepping up in distance
24 June 2015 at 11:00

Ironman nutrition: plan for success and nail the fuelling

Make it memorable for the right reasons with our advice for the bike and run legs
10 June 2015 at 15:16

How to taper for middle-distance triathlons

With 70.3 Staffs coming up fast, we explain how you should be easing off in the last weeks
08 June 2015 at 12:05

How to master the Ironman run

Six tips to help ensure you train, fuel and pace properly and finish the 42.2km run strong

Ironman: How much run training do I need?

Do you want to go long but worry about niggling injuries? We take a look at how to prepare for the marathon
01 May 2015 at 12:17

Ironman: how many hours of training a week do you need?

Are you thinking of doing a long distance triathlon this year? We explain how many training hours you’ll need to commit
02 March 2015 at 15:26  (2)

Six questions to ask before going ultra-long

Are you thinking of entering an ultra endurance race? Ask yourself these questions first…
19 February 2015 at 16:14

Age vs Ironman: older, wiser, faster?

You may not be able to turn back the clock, but getting older doesn’t have to end your triathlon ambitions
09 January 2015 at 15:03

Six training tips for Ironman Wales

Targeting Tenby next season? Minimise injuries and build stamina over winter
30 December 2014 at 11:00