climbers produce six to seven watts per kilogram, but if you can hit even five, that will be amazing. High-intensity training can raise your wattage by around five per cent over a season. Try this sure-fire strategy: climb for 10 to 30 minutes at or near
.Be kindIf the bike leg of your triathlon is a lapped course where you can walk back to transition if something goes wrong, you can be tough with your bike but the best way to finish is to be a bit more gentle. "I don't want to break something and throw
Sooner or later, all triathletes hit the deck, and the result, more often than not, is road rash. Thankfully, such abrasions usually require only basic care, but it must be the right care. Dr Helen Iams has worked as Medical Director for races such as the US Pro Criterium Champio...
On the bike the wind is a problem for everyone, from the toughest veterans to weekend warriors. Consider a cyclist pedalling along at a brisk 20mph pace in calm conditions. If a headwind of only 10mph develops, the rider's pace drops to 16mph
coaching career (physfarm.com) while engaged in postgraduate research in biomechanics at Loughborough University. David has coached squads and athletes ranging from beginner to elite and juniors to competitors aged 65. He has competed in various triathlons
as part of his training. "A good 10-mile time trial is close to the highest amount of pain I can deal with, so training at this intensity to build lactate endurance helps my bike-leg speed in triathlons," he says. "When it really starts to hurt it
triathletes, but before you join the bunch, here are a few skills to master. Pedal smoothlyFirst things first: you need to learn to ride steady on your own. Many beginners use too low a cadence, so the bike surges forward with every pedal stroke - this can
Q. What exactly is the difference between a triathlon bike and a road bike?A. There are several visible and important differences between a purpose-built tri bike and a road bike. These differences allow a triathlete to function in the most
're hopping on your bike to prepare for a triathlon or just to diversify your training, you can expect to become a better runner as a result.To reap all the benefits of cycling, however, you first need a bike. Will that old clunky machine in the back
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