Inside our May 2010 issue

May 2010

Here's what you'll find in this month's issue.

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Are too many carbs slowing you down?

Triathlete's love a big plate of pasta before a race but a high-carb diet could actually be slowing you down

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Open Questions

For many triathletes, especially those who are new to the sport, the swim is the most daunting part of the race, all the more so when it takes place in open water. But you can develop the skills you need out there

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Train Less, Race Faster

Triathletes come in all shapes and sizes, though it's probably fair to say that the ideal triathlete physique is that of a strong runner, with added upper-body strength to tackle the swim. But what we often neglect in training is developing the explosive power that could see major improvements in performance.

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Kit Zone

  • Tested: Helmets It's vital to keep a tight lid on things - get the heads-up on nine fine examples
  • Tested: Aerobars Not the chocolate kind - these six will make you go faster on the bike
  • Tested: Wetsuits The right wetsuit will keep you high (in the water, at least) and mostly dry. Here are seven entry-level wetsuits - all you have to do is swim.

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Look After Your Bike

Routine maintenance and timely replacement will make your bike sessions faster, smoother, safer and more fun

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