Open Water Swimming

3 Big Fear Factors in Open Water Swimming

It’s no surprise that survey after survey shows that open water swimming is the biggest challenge for triathlon participants. In fact, it’s also the biggest factor that prevents some people from trying the sport in the first place.We’re just not designed to be naturally comfortable...

triathlon training program

5 Triathlon Training mistakes beginners make

During your triathlon training program there is a lot to consider and implement. The last thing you need is a significant problem to arise from a minor and avoidable mistake. Enjoyable triathlon training and racing result from smart planning, target training and some simple advice...

training for a triathlon run leg

Training for a Triathlon Run leg

Training for a triathlon run leg can be arguably the most difficult component of training for a triathlete. This is commonly where most injuries and performance issues arise. So why are most of us poor and inefficient runners, possibly due to a lack of practise?...

Shoulder Injuries In Triathlon

How To Avoid Shoulder Injuries In Triathlon

Shoulder injuries in triathlon are common complaints in triathletes especially those that are new to the sport, or are trying to increase to a longer distance triathlon such as half Ironman or Ironman.Many shoulder injuries that I see as a sports medicine doctor are related...

foggy goggles

How do I stop my goggles from fogging?

I’m sure that most of us have used the spit trick to de-fog our swim goggles, but if you want a less bacteria laden, and loger lasting result there are alternatives. Scuba divers may be familiar with products such as Sea Drops, which are commercial...

Energy management in triathlon

Energy management in triathlon

One of the key performance factors in any endurance sport is the athlete's ability to manage the energy at his disposal to keep running, swimming or pedaling at a good pace from the start to the finish line. How do you get a good pace...

triathlon transition

Triathlon Transition introduction

As well as having to master the running, cycling, and swimming disciplines of a triathlon, there is another aspect of the race that is extremely important to learn. And that is the Triathlon transition. Known as T1 for the swimming to bike section and T2...