Long distance

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 2014 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’ slow run pace at iron-distance with our advice
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

We explain how and why you should be easing off in the last weeks before your 70.3
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  (1)

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? 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