Long distance

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

How to predict your Ironman time

How long will your first Ironman take? Andrew Hamilton offers a formula for determining when you'll hit the tape
29 December 2014 at 11:01  (8)

Fitting Ironman training around shift work

Want to improve your long-distance PB but struggling to find training time? We can help…
28 December 2014 at 11:00

The coping mechanisms of ultra triathletes

Clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Tatum reveals the coping mechanisms involved in racing an ultra triathlon
27 December 2014 at 11:01

Improve your winter strength (1)

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

Chrissie Wellington on... Mental strength

Without discipline, minor mental speed bumps turn into monsters. Beat them with these sage words from a four-time Kona queen
22 December 2014 at 11:00

Challenge Poznan to host 2016 European Long Distance Champs

Fast, flat course offers hearty spectator support ‘rivalled only by Roth’, say organisers
07 November 2014 at 09:41

Tom Lowe grabs silver in high winds at Ironman Florida

British athlete overcomes heavy gusts to place second behind Lionel Sanders, with swim canceled due to severe conditions
03 November 2014 at 10:26

Blog: Overcoming a severe bonk to post a new Ironman PB

Age-grouper John Walsh has a day to remember at Ironman Mallorca
29 October 2014 at 12:13

Top ITU women confess to nerves ahead of Challenge Bahrain

Jodie Stimpson “extremely nervous” ahead of her long course debut this December
23 October 2014 at 11:02