Get ready for the season with these workouts, drills, training programs and tips on planning for a successful year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to create high-yield, low-risk training to carry you through a successful year.
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.
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.
Don't just train through an early-season event. Use this opportunity to hone race-day skills and gauge fitness. Here's how.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.