Triathlon


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GTN Presents: How to Taper For a Triathlon

  

Global Triathlon Network’s latest Triathlon Training Explained offers up all you need to know to nail your next taper so you arrive on the starting line fit, refreshed and ready to perform.


A Firsthand Account of Rotator Cuff Injury and Prevention

  

Find out what happens after a rotator cuff injury, and how to prevent it happening to you. Spoiler: shoulder strength and mobility are key.


VIDEO: GTN Presents- How to Do a Post-Race Analysis

  

In the latest episode of Triathlon Training Explained, they discuss how to do a proper post-race analysis, and why doing them after both good and bad races is vital to performance success.


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GTN Presents: Sweat Testing and Hydration

  

In this episode of GTN’s “Triathlon Training Explained,” they look at hydration and show how sweat tests work and how helpful they can be for delivering actionable insights about your race day hydration strategy.


Critical Swim Speed

GTN Presents: What is Your Critical Swim Speed? (And How to Increase It)

  

In this week’s episode of Global Triathlon Network’s “Triathlon Training Explained,” they define what critical swim speed or (lactate threshold swim pace) is, why it matters and how to tailor your workouts so you can increase your threshold and improve your times.


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Managing Risk During The Swim Leg of A Triathlon

  

After a death during the swim leg of a Master's triathlon in Reston, VA, this athlete and coach asks what we all might do differently.


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Training for an IRONMAN using TrainingPeaks and an Apple Watch

  

Is it possible to train for an IRONMAN triathlon using only an apple watch? One age-grouper put his apple watch through its paces to find out.


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A Beginner’s Guide to Swim Training

  

If you're new to swimming or training for your first triathlon, you might be wondering how to gauge your efforts and optimize your results. This step-by-step guide will help you set your swim zones, and give you tips on using TrainingPeaks to track your progress.


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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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5 Steps to Running Faster in a Triathlon

  

If you dread T2 and know you’ll be watching your time slip through your whole run, it’s time to take a look at this part of the triathlon. Luckily you don’t have to be a professional runner to make the most of this leg—here are some tips to get fitter, run more efficiently, and stop fearing your finish time.


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