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7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Triathlon Swim Start (Really!)

  

The swim start is the shortest portion of a Triathlon, yet for many it is the most difficult. Here's how to keep your wetsuit from giving you anxiety, get your gear dialed, pick the optimal start position, and power through your next swim.


8 Mobility and Stability Moves You Can Do Anywhere

  

It can be difficult to log a full run, bike, or swim workout between the demands of daily life. But you can still work on your mobility and stability, even if you have nothing but fifteen minutes and a little flat ground. The basis of all functional strength, these simple exercises are well worth your time and energy.


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GTN Presents: Swim Drafting 101

  

Drafting in the swim leg of a triathlon can be a great (and legal) way to shave some seconds, save energy and get an edge heading onto the bike. In this week’s episode of GTN’s Triathlon Training Explained, find out about optimal position for swim drafting—and how much extra energy you spend if you’re in front.


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Does ‘Drink to Thirst’ Hydration Work For Endurance Athletes?

  

Drinking only water, only when thirsty, has become a popular hydration strategy among coaches and athletes. Here's why it still might not be the best approach to hydration at your next endurance event.


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7 Things Successful IRONMAN Racers Do in the Week Before a Race

  

The week before an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 can be chaotic. There are race meetings and bike check-ins and of course all that last-minute training to cram in. Just kidding. Follow these seven must-do’s in the week leading up to your next long-distance triathlon to improve your chances of race-day success.


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8 Simple Tips for Calming Pre-Race Nerves

  

When you’ve done so much hard work for a single day, it’s easy to succumb to the stress and anxiety of performing. These simple tips for calming pre-race nerves will help you stay positive, calm, and in the moment in the lead up to race day.


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How to Best Calculate Swim Zones in TrainingPeaks

  

TrainingPeaks can be a valuable tool for any triathlete or swimmer looking to prepare for race day. Here is how to adapt TrainingPeaks’ Training Stress Score® and other important metrics for the specifics of swim training.


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How to Nail Your First 10K

  

If you’re looking for that next big challenge after doing a 5K, or you’re looking to get better results with your long run endurance, training for a 10K is a great option. Here are five tips for nailing your first 10K.


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How to Dial-in Your Race Specific Triathlon Training

  

A well-structured training plan will progress through multiple phases, each designed to elicit specific physiological adaptations, becoming increasingly more specific to the upcoming race. Here’s how to dial-in your race specific triathlon training so you or your athlete can be best prepared for the demands of race day.


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The 5 Factors For Improving Cycling Power and How to Address Them With Strength Training

  

While sport-specific strength training is an important part of any cyclist’s routine, for real increased power output you need to think big picture about the role of strength training in your training. Here’s an overview of how to do this correctly for maximum results.


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