In a special 400th issue of 220 Triathlon, we have 50 pages of your burning triathlon questions answered. Reaching issue 400 from humble beginnings is quite the achievement, and something we think is worth celebrating. Here’s what you can expect to find inside.
Get to know the man, the myth, the legend that is Tim Don in our pro Q&A. Tim started his triathlon career all the way back in 1992 at the tender age of 13, just three years after 220 Triathlon was born. Here, he tells his favourite triathlon mag about those heady days, and some of his exciting plans for 2022.
Our top swim experts share advice on the most asked questions in swimming, including how to overcome open-water anxiety and build key skills, how to warm-up safely after a cold water dip, and how to cope with the most common swim ailments like pesky swimmer’s ear and cramp.
Jump on the bike as our coaches talk you through the best form of training for a variety of cycling goals, the most useful recovery hacks and bike maintenance tips for a safer, smoother and stronger bike leg.
On paper it’s the simplest discipline. In reality, it can be the most brutal. But not if you make the most of our off-season running tips, including how to deal and minimise fatigue, and how best to analyse your run data for maximum gains.
Get your race face on with our special training and race section, which takes you through how to best structure your training. It’s key to nail down your pre- and post-race rituals to keep your body fighting fit, inside this issue you’ll find expert advice on the best race strategies, including how to fuel and cope with different climates.
Finally, we’ve not forgotten one of the most important aspects of a triathlete’s lifestyle – health. We finish our 400th issue with a delve into physical and mental aspects of training, as well as offering up some handy nutrition tips, and looking at how best to improve sleep quality and the importance of rest.
A bumper issue needs a bumper prize, enter our ultimate Outlaw Triathlon race package. Worth a jaw-dropping £2,000, enter the competition for free here to be in with the chance of winning hundreds of pounds worth of High5 nutrition, a stash of Erdinger Alkoholfrei beer, Zone3 wetsuit, Oxygenaddict trisuit and membership plus coaching, and entry into the original Outlaw Nottingham in July 2022.