the cost of getting set up with a road bike. Early this Summer after seeing how my Wife's swimming had improved after she took adult improver swim lessons I also signed up to do the same, as soon as i could swim a proper front crawl then triathlons became a
that focusing on cycling can provide the biggest improvement in your race times.Although a triathlon involves three sports, the greatest proportion of time during a race is spent on the bike section. During a sprint- or Olympic-distance race you may spend around
Five years ago I was excitedly planning my first middle-distance triathlon. Training was going well but then an incident in a deep lake left me in such a state that I was unable to race. The event involved a sea swim at Weymouth, Dorset
to make those sessions not only bearable but enjoyable - time trialling.Time trials will not only improve your cardiovascular fitness, leg strength and speed endurance, they also replicate the bike leg of a triathlon so you can become used
-bars.Triathletes took note of Lemond's extraordinary average speed of 54.5kph on that final stage and were soon running, cycling and swimming to their local bike shop to buy a pair of aero-bars. The use of these new bars became so common in triathlon that they even
effort during hard runs was lower - they found it easier to run quickly - and, on average, they improved their 5K times by 30 seconds. Joe Beer - the man behind our triathlon schedule and a coach to top cyclists including Graeme Obree, the former One Hour
, no gain' philosophy. Relax, enjoy your running and focus on technique and strength. You will notice a difference in the summer race season. Looking to fix your form? Try these four simple drills now.
," she says. Her running and swimming have improved thanks to the structured training sessions: "I am really looking forward to the summer season when I can put everything I've learnt into practice." Benefits of belongingTriathlon is essentially
Triathletes are a driven bunch, always setting goals, generating plans and setting new challenges. The summer race season is the culmination of enormous effort and determination. Then, sooner than you thought possible, the main races are over - you
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