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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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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.


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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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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 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.


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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The Benefits of No Drinking For Better Performance

  

Whether it be giving up sugar, alcohol, or gluten, there's something to be said for trying it first. A physician and IRONMAN Certified Coach reports on his most recent group experiment: abstaining from alcohol in the pursuit of better performance.


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