Training


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Five New Moves to Relieve Tight Hips

  

Between training and sitting at a desk, many athletes suffer from hip tightness. This can manifest in many ways, from low back pain to decreased power and performance. These simple moves will help address the surrounding musculature of your hips, increasing strength and mobility for the long run.


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Essential Swimming Technique for Triathletes

  

You can train all you want, but swimming faster (and having energy for the other legs of your triathlon) often comes down to technique. Here are some important things to consider when working on your swimming technique, to help you optimize your time in the water.


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TrainingPeaks Success Story: When A Coach Needs a Coach

  

Even knowing the importance of structure, these two coaches know how difficult it can be to make objective decisions about their own training and racing—not least because such decisions are often emotional as well as physical. Here's why these coaches hire coaches, and how they help each other succeed as athletes.


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Does Peeing Clear Really Mean You’re Hydrated?

  

Many athletes and teams consider urine color to be an accurate indicator of overall hydration. But studies show that the relationship between hydration and the color of your pee might not be that simple. Here's the story of how we came to use urine as a metric, and what it could mean for your performance.


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Training For IRONMAN Kona with Type 1 Diabetes

  

Training for an IRONMAN is complex without having to deal with Type 1 Diabetes. But that hasn't slowed down Patrick Devlin, who will be competing this year at IRONMAN world championships in Kona. Find out how he and his team are showing the world that Type 1 Diabetes doesn't have to limit any athlete.


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Do These Workouts To Surge-Proof Your Swim Start

  

Even the most meticulous pacing plan can go out the window when you’re nervous or excited at the start of a swim. Fortunately, it’s possible to work with these nerves, rather than against them, with these workouts designed to help you take advantage of the the surge at the start of a race.


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Inside A Pro Cyclist’s Recovery After Training Camp

  

Ever wonder how professional cyclists manage to log such big miles so often? Gavin Mannion of United Healthcare Pro Cycling walks us through the weeks after an intense training block to show how he recovers and transitions back into consistent riding.


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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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