Early-Season Triathlon Training

Get ready for the season with these workouts, drills, training programs and tips on planning for a successful year.

8 Tri-Training Tips to Help Plan Your Season

8 Tri-Training Tips to Help Plan Your Season

Whether you're gearing up for your first tri or aiming to improve last year's PR, apply these training principles to make sure your season is a success.

4 Weeks to Increased Power in the Water

4 Weeks to Increased Power in the Water

Want to come charging out of the gate at your first race of the season? Get the speed you need in the water by adding this workout to your training.

Spring Cleaning: 4 Key Run Workouts to Clear Winter Cobwebs

Spring Cleaning: 4 Key Run Workouts to Clear Winter Cobwebs

It's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, and so is the upcoming triathlon season. You've put in your miles over the winter, and your first race is creeping up. It's time to fine-tune your running workouts to prepare for race day.

Become a Springtime Speed Freak on the Bike

Become a Springtime Speed Freak on the Bike

After building your aerobic engine all winter, it's time to go fast. Inject a bit of early-season power into your training with this cycling set.

Swim Sets to Jump-start Your Season

Swim Sets to Jump-start Your Season

You've taken some time off after the end of the season and you're feeling rested, refreshed and ready to get in the water again. The only problem is you feel slow and sloppy. Here are several workouts to jump-start you toward blazing swim splits.

Planning for Perfection: Nail Your Early-Season Peak

Planning for Perfection: Nail Your Early-Season Peak

Ever rip it up in a training race only to fall flat when you were supposed to be peaking? Avoid the trap of mistiming your training and sabotaging what should be your best performance.

Focus on Form: Early-Season Swim Training

Focus on Form: Early-Season Swim Training

Ah, a new year. If you begin logging long hours now, doing the same workouts that you'll be doing in May, I'm guessing your enthusiasm will be worn thin by the time the summer racing season arrives.

Dave Scott's 12-Week Early-Season Run Training Program

Dave Scott's 12-Week Early-Season Run Training Program

The long run can make or break your season. Incorporating it properly into a training plan can be tricky, but doing so will put you on course for success.

Dipping Your Toes: Resuming Swimming After a Winter Break

Dipping Your Toes: Resuming Swimming After a Winter Break

Forgot to swim this past winter? No problem. While dry-docking isn't exactly going to help, it won't necessarily ruin your chances of swimming well this summer, either. Here, I'll boil my approach down to four basic tips.

Half-Ironman Spring Triathlon Training Program

Half-Ironman Spring Triathlon Training Program

Successful performance in a challenging event like a half-Ironman requires months of preparation off a substantial fitness base. Following is an overview of a program to prepare you for race day.

3 Supercharged Early-Season Cycling Workouts

3 Supercharged Early-Season Cycling Workouts

Now is the time to make crucial gains to boost your triathlon performance. Use these early-season cycling drills to improve your cadence and develop strength.

Tri-Training Investment Principles for the Upcoming Season

Tri-Training Investment Principles for the Upcoming Season

Find out how to create high-yield, low-risk training to carry you through a successful year.

When it Comes to Winter Base Training, Think Big Picture

When it Comes to Winter Base Training, Think Big Picture

If you're going to do an Ironman this year, you should be building a solid aerobic base right about now. But if it's going to be your first Ironman, don't try and build a pro-style base. It takes time.

The Myth of Long Slow Distance (LSD)

The Myth of Long Slow Distance (LSD)

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.

How to Maximize the Benefits of Training Races

How to Maximize the Benefits of Training Races

Don't just train through an early-season event. Use this opportunity to hone race-day skills and gauge fitness. Here's how.

Aerobic Threshold Training

Aerobic Threshold Training

The optimal way to train any physiological system is to create and frequently repeat a stress that precisely targets the system. When it comes to the aerobic system that target is the aerobic threshold (AeT).

The Country Mile: Take Your Base Training Off-Road

The Country Mile: Take Your Base Training Off-Road

There's more to trail running than being just another training alternative. Here is why hitting the trail this winter will pay dividends next triathlon season.

10 Tips for the New Year

10 Tips for the New Year

Whether you're a beginner or podium seeker, everyone wants to start the season off on a good note. Here are 10 valuable tips for goal-setting, training and racing.

10 Reasons to Keep a Training Diary

10 Reasons to Keep a Training Diary

A training diary is one of the best tools you can use to aid improvement, catching performance trends and patterns that can't be observed day by day. Here are 10 reasons to keep one.

Cold Weather Training and Your Body

Cold Weather Training and Your Body

Whether there is snow on the ground or just a chill in the air, your training is affected by the temperature. Here are five physiological factors to consider during those cold-weather sessions.

Coping With Illness During Aerobic Training

Coping With Illness During Aerobic Training

Training through an illness is a risky decision. Learn to adjust your workouts when you're sick and you'll be back before you know it.

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