weekly runs, you should focus on increasing the amount you can run at one time until you build to at least the race distance, or the equivalent amount of time spent running."I encourage runners, particularly beginners, to focus on time and effort, rather
offers in relation to your ability.Some clubs are better than others at breaking down perceptions, particularly in the way they market and organise their sessions. Many triathlon clubs put on beginner-specific sessions, or split groups to maintain even
-distance race. I don't agree that the treadmill does half of the work for you. If you stop running you willfall backward. You have to work your legs the same way as running outside. It's very common for beginners to run too near the front board and hit
Breathe deeplyMany triathletes just use the top part of their lungs, taking shallow, jagged breaths as they climb. This limits how quickly and efficiently you can move fresh oxygen to working muscles. Practise breathing deep into your belly, filling your lungs entirely. As a bonu...
Once you’ve worked out which lever on your bike shifts to a harder gear and which makes pedalling easier, you should know how to change gear, right? Perhaps, but it takes practice to avoid that grinding mis-shift, says mountain bike Olympian Andreas Hestler, who’s also raced on t...
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...
It’s unlikely you’ll win every race you enter but you can be a winner every time you race by setting a new PB (personal best time). The full version of this article contains nine tips that - put simply - work. They go from timing your race right to tweaking your training, to eat...
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 for the same effort. Forces of nature...
Getting through the second transition isn't just about changing your shoes. The bike ride often means a long time in an unnatural posture, putting you at risk of back pain as well as cramps in the shoulders, calves and thighs. Here's what you need to know about pacing, posture an...
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