and bike to run. We asked some of triathlon's leading elites, coaches and mentors for their tips to ensure speedy transitions.1. Get in the habitStart learning how to save precious seconds in the weeks and months leading up to your race. By setting aside
When you're starting out in triathlon, one of the most important bits of kit you'll buy is your wetsuit. For those lacking a little confidence in the water, making the right choice is crucial, but even if you're comfortable ploughing through chilly
It's the time of year when you take to the open water. You know you need a wetsuit, but have you considered a change of goggles? The small, clear goggles you've been using in the pool won't stand up to the demands of the open water.When it comes to swimming in the outdoors, you c...
Man Triathlon and her local Southwater Relay. "I ride the route beforehand if I can," she says. "I've driven courses before, just to get an idea of what I'm in for. It helps me to know what's around the next corner. I swim regularly in the lake I'll be racing
their arms without warning. Try carrying keys in your pocket; the jingling sound will let them know you're approaching.Richard Melik, a runner and triathlete with Serpentine Triathlon Club, has noted a clear difference between town and country runners: "When
, 10x100m) at a controlled effort of around 85 per cent of your max. As well as timing the 100s, count the number of strokes you take (one arm pull). Maintain this pace, or even reduce it.5. The Mistake: Inconsistent Pacing"In a triathlon, adrenalin
Regular checksTrain all you like, but if you have a problem with your bike in a race it's going to put a serious dent in your time. All bikes pick up wear and tear - so all triathletes need to be aware of how to make repairs quickly. Follow this simple guide to DIY bike maintenan...
It's no use just ploughing up and down the pool in a bid to become a more efficient swimmer. And you're probably going to need more than just a swimsuit, hat and goggles, too.Smart swimming certainly involves the element of raw determination, but a select set of training aids, al...
Keri-Anne Payne's name is synonymous with open-water swimming. She won silver in the gruelling 10km marathon swim at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, when open-water made its Olympic debut.With London 2012 quickly approaching, Keri-Anne is predicted to dazzle once again. In July sh...
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