Triathlon


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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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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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GTN Presents: Splitting Your Triathlon Training Week

  

In the latest episode of Global Triathlon Network’s Triathlon Training Explained, former pro triathletes discuss how to split up swimming, bike and running workouts throughout the week to meet your performance goals, even as an age-group athlete.


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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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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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