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?...

sports massage

Can Sports Massage Improve Your Fitness?

As I underwent several months of physical therapy for running injuries years ago, one of the techniques I benefitted the most from was sports massage. Of course, other treatments were prescribed too, from ultrasound to interferential current treatment to cluster acupuncture; but my problems were...

How To Increase Running Speed

How To Increase Running Speed

If you are looking at how to increase running speed, you need to be aware that two factors affect your speed more than anything else. Your strike rate and your stride rate. Your stride rate is the length of your stride (in other words the distance...

Should Runners Lift Weights?

Should Runners Lift Weights?

Whether you run to manage your weight, run competitive races or are just trying to healthy you might be surprised by the effect that weight training can have on your running. So, should runners lift weights? What you’ll learn in this article: ✓ Why runners should lift...

How much can you raise your FTP?

How much can I increase my FTP?

So you have been training a lot but you are wondering how much can I increase my FTP before you start to plateau. Maybe you are looking to bump up your FTP by 100 watts before the summer. While this is possible, it is a...

running on a treadmill

Calories Running on a Treadmill

A few minute's workout on a treadmill feels almost like an eternity. The feeling of fatigue makes you hope that you are seriously burning calories. The calories you burn will be determined by whether you run, walk, or jog. Your size is also a determining...

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...

cycling performance

Cycling Performance tests

If you don't measure, you don't learn, if you don't learn, you don't improve. It's that simple and that true. If we don't have measurable and comparable references of our performance we won't be able to know, with certainty and reliability, if our training is...