An introduction to Training Peaks for new users. From uploading and analysing workouts to monitoring your fitness and peaking for race day.
A guide to help you decide whether that second hand bike is a bargain or a moneypit
As road cyclists/triathletes we generally pride ourselves on being hard. Riding up a mountain for 90 minutes? No problem. Dropping down a hill at 50MPH? Hold my beer. 12 hours straight with no break? Walk in the park. However there comes a time when cycling is simply not very sensible and has a high margin … Continue reading Should You Ride in Extreme Conditions?
If you are looking at buying a new bike ahead of next season and have been visiting some bike shops in search of your new steed, you will have noticed that many bikes come in disc and non disc brake versions. Disc brakes use two brake pads to pinch a disc rotor that is affixed … Continue reading Should you run disc brakes?
A lot of people dislike lane swimming, and I can’t say I blame them, it’s a necessary evil to share the same piece of water with others pounding up and down the lane, which can be frustrating for all involved as fast swimmers get held up and slower swimmers feel mobbed. If you've been swimming … Continue reading How to Avoid Lane Rage
There are a multitude of swimming venues, ranging from council run pools to the open sea, which environment is right for triathletes to train in? Let’s look at the options. Local Authority Pool These are found all around the western world, normally run by the local council, they provide accessible swimming for all. Their … Continue reading Swim Training Options
Sports massage is a term that you may well have heard thrown around in magazines or at club training, which can initially conjure up images of candles and whale music while a beautiful masseur lightly releases the tension in your muscles. Unfortunately this is about as far from the truth as you can get, a … Continue reading The Importance of Sports Massage
The off season is the period between the last race of your season and the first structured training session of the next year, it is arguably the most important part of the year for athletes, as our body needs time to rest and recover from the season of hard racing and training. This is often … Continue reading The Importance of the Off Season
Running injuries are, unfortunately, part and parcel of running, with 65% of runners experiencing some kind of injury every year. However permanent damage and elongated time off of running are avoidable, let’s start looking at different types of running injury. Impact Injuries These are injuries which are as a result of getting it wrong … Continue reading Introduction to Running Injuries
The question rattling around in the back of many people’s minds, what does it take to complete an Ironman? What follows isn’t a comprehensive list of attributes and prerequisites to complete a race, but are worth considering before you take the leap and book yourself a race entry. Medical clearance to compete While you do … Continue reading Do You Have What it Takes to Complete an Ironman?