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...

80/20 training triathlon

Is 80/20 training the new way forward?

Only recently, science has provided in-depth knowledge of the benefits of 80/20 triathlon training. Stephen Seiler, an American exercise physiologist, made the vital discovery of the 80/20 training principles for endurance sports. Seiler analyzed training methods used by world-class endurance athletes. The research found that 80%...

triathlon distance

Triathlon distance of all events

Since triathlon has grown from the days of non-drafting Olympic distance, there are now various triathlon distances available. Sprint distance races can vary in length, but most other triathlon distances are consistent. Events such as the half distance and full distance, are referred to as...