Training Tips for an Ironman Triathlon
Anyone who has completed an Ironman will tell you: the training is as much a part of the journey as the race. Improve your workouts, nutrition, fitness and life outside triathlon with these tips.
Triathletes training for a 70.3 or 140.6-mile race often avoid short races. Here's why adding a sprint tri to your calendar can help you go long.
You've decided to make the leap from Olympic-distance to long-course triathlon racing. Now how do you fit the training into your busy schedule?
Training for an Ironman is time consuming, especially with work, family and friends. But fitting in an extra bike session is possible with a little schedule adjustment.
Stop trying to predict race performance based on training volume. Speed in your workouts equals speed in your racing. Here's why.
Overwhelmed by the training volume for a long-course race? Take a step back and examine why traditional training methods need not ruin your life outside triathlon.
It can be enlightening to read how a real athlete trains. The following is by Justin Daerr, an age-group triathlete. In the 2004 Hawaii Ironman he was the first American amateur in only his third Ironman-distance race.
Brick workouts tend to be bike heavy. When training for long-distance triathlons, however, this doesn't address specific race-day demands. It's time to reconsider the run-dominant brick.
Have your long runs lost their purpose? Whatever your race distance, these workouts will build endurance while keeping you focused on your goals.
Gauge how well you're improving with a benchmark time trial. Test your Olympic- to long-distance tri swimming ability with this workout.
The bike leg is the best time to load up on calories. Build the right cycling nutrition plan with these helpful tips.
Triathletes are particularly vulnerable to physical overload. Ironman legend Dave Scott explains why too much training can work against you.
If your legs aren't getting enough oxygen, no amount of training can prevent fatigue. Take a look at the reasons behind respiratory-muscle training.
Years ago we were taught that running slow would make us faster and I didn't believe it. What I've learned over the years is that long, slow, distance workouts (LSD), or "running slow", is relative to each person.
Research proves it in the laboratory, and Ironman champions prove it in the proverbial pudding: Strength training is truly and rightfully triathlon's fourth event.
Training and nutrition? Check. Now don't derail your goal of completing an Ironman with negative thoughts. Use these three simple mental-training tips to keep your edge.
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