Training


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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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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.


Q&A with Matt Hanson: 2018 IRONMAN Texas Champion and New IRONMAN World Record Holder

  

We sat down with 2018 IRONMAN Texas champion Matt Hanson to ask about his new world record, his thoughts on the controversial race and to get a look at that impressive 2:34 marathon run file.


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GTN Presents: Overtraining and Recovery

  

In the latest episode of Global Triathlon Network’s “Triathlon Training Explained,” they tackle the subject of overtraining and proper recovery.


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Using TrainingPeaks to Monitor Your Triathlon Training Progress

  

Here are a few key TrainingPeaks metrics that will help you make sure you are making the fitness and stamina gains specific to your triathlon racing goals.


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