Tag Archives: triathlon

How to Deal with the Unexpected on Race Day

Despite all your best efforts, very few races go 100% to plan. Training may be interrupted by work and family life, illness may take you out for a few days, but a good training plan should be flexible and it’s important that you plan around existing factors in your life. Being flexible and adaptable with […]

Considerations for Winter Run Training

Of all disciplines in triathlon, running is arguably the easies to maintain over the winter. And while heading out into the cold can be a little difficult to motivate yourself at times, it’s a lot easier to fit into your day. On-season sessions tend to be more focused on building speedwork and getting up to […]

When should we be using a pull buoy?

Seeing underwater video of swimmers, comparing the use of wetsuits, pull buys and regular swim suits makes for interesting viewing of what they do to our body position and stroke rate. Here’s a great example of just this from Swim Smooth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufBGPASHxak Obviously, we know that a wetsuit gives much more buoyancy in the water, […]

Should we Train the Day after a Race?

Earlier this year after completing Ironman 70.3 Mallorca we were sat having breakfast the next day, stiff and tired and enjoying a well earned rest day, before flying home. Throughout that day we saw several people, who’d raced the previous day (wearing athlete wristbands) out and about running, biking and taking a dip in the […]

Why Pacing is Important & How to Work on It

Learning to pace yourself is a key skill in any endurance event and while technology is now making it easier for us to monitor our effort using power output, speed and heart rate, it’s no replacement for being able to judge your own effort. Limitations of technology As much as it allows us to quantify […]

The importance of controlling lateral movement for sport

In our previous strength based blog we looked at how you can structure your workout to incorporate flexibility, strength and skill work. A strong athlete isn’t one who just has strong muscles, but also the skill to use them efficiently to do whatever movements their sport requires. The more specialist the movement or sport, the […]

Basic mobility assessment and how you can use it to plan your training

Strength and conditioning sessions are a vital part of any complete training routine. They allow an athlete to improve core strength, work on better movement skill and add to muscular strength and endurance. However, exercises should always be planned around your own ability. One factor affecting exercise ability is mobility, in short how much controlled […]

What Are the Benefits of Warming Up?

When we’re trying to juggle training with everything else in our lives, it can often feel like we have to squeeze as much out of the time we have. As a result, it’s easy to forgo a proper warm up. Some of you might not even do a warm up anyway, regardless of time. Firstly, […]

How to take on the AJ Bell London Triathlon

The London Triathlon is of the most iconic triathlons in the world and the largest in the country with over 13,000 participants each year. Large events like this attract athletes of all abilities from beginners right up to professionals, it’s very popular with first timers, with nearly 50 % of the field made up from […]

Considerations when choosing a trisuit

Triathlon apparel has come a long way since the 80’s with people sporting speedos and crop-tops (and that was just the men). With the growth of triathlon as a more mainstream sport, an increasing number of manufactures are getting into the multisport market bringing innovation and pushing the technology of kit design. This now means […]