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Free triathlon winter training guide

ITU Triathlon World Champion Helen Jenkins has teamed up with specialist anti-perspirant Triple Dry to create your essential winter training guide

2011 has been a massive year for Helen Jenkins. For the second time she has won the ITU Triathlon World Championships and has been nominated to represent Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics. Years of training, some setbacks through injury, a lot of hard work, and above all passion for the sport has paid off in a big way.

Now, Helen has teamed up with Triple Dry (specialist, triple-action anti-perspirant) to develop a training guide to help you get to grips with the sport she loves. Winter is actually the perfect time to start training for a triathlon because the race season has officially finished for the year.

You get the biggest head-start on building a decent level of fitness and honing your performance in all three disciplines – swimming, cycling and running – before competition starts again in the spring. The guide will help you achieve the basics in building core strength, developing stamina and mastering the different techniques needed across the three disciplines.

In addition, essential training aids like your diet, what you should wear (your kit) and keeping safe, along with Helen’s top tips and secrets (including some from her husband and coach Marc, 2004 GB Olympian) should help to keep you on the straight and narrow.

Nothing worth achieving comes easily, so hopefully this training guide will help you stay motivated when it’s pouring rain and freezing cold. You might even get the triathlon bug, falling in love with the sport that has taken Marc and Helen around the world and into the Olympics. Click here to download your free copy of the guide.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.