Training for triathlon

Training for triathlon

There are so many different components which go into maximising your triathlon performance and in this section we bring together some of the most respected coaches and competitors around to help you take your swimming, cycling and running displays to the next level - as well as focussing on improving your transitions.

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Triathlon swim technique - propulsion

Triathlon swim technique - propulsion

by Martin Hill

Rounding off his instructive series on helping triathletes improve their technique, Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill now focusses on propulsion.

Triathlon swim technique - streamlining

Triathlon swim technique - streamlining

by Martin Hill

Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill explains how being streamlined is essential to maximise propulsion and improve your triathlon swimming times.

Triathlon swim technique - breathing

Triathlon swim technique - breathing

by Martin Hill

Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill explains how to develop a correct breathing technique, which will make a fundamental difference to your swimming.

Swim technique for triathletes

Swim technique for triathletes

by Martin Hill

Swimming is often the weakest discipline for triathletes but Swim Smooth coach Martin Hill believes a change in approach can have a huge impact.

Make a smooth transition to triathlon

Make a smooth transition to triathlon

by Lauren Bradshaw

If you're about to switch to triathlon then let Lauren Bradshaw, the youngest physio at the London Olympics and an elite athlete in her own right, show you how.

More effective triathlon training

More effective triathlon training

by Lauren Bradshaw

Lauren Bradshaw, the youngest physio at the London Olympics and an elite athlete in her own right, explains how to reduce the injury risk in triathlon training.

Triathlon do's and don'ts

Triathlon do's and don'ts

by timeoutdoors

There's a lot to think about when you take part in a triathlon for the first time - use our step-by-step guide to make sure you follow the official rules and have everything covered.

How to swim in open water

How to swim in open water

by Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE

Whether you're progressing from a pool-based triathlon or just keen to try open water swimming for the first time, follow these key tips from multiple world record holder Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE.

Improve your open water swimming

Improve your open water swimming

by Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE

Working on your technique - especially dealing with waves and sighting - will enhance both your enjoyment and triathlon times. World record-breaking swimmer Dr Julie Bradshaw shows you how...

Triathlon training nutrition tips

Triathlon training nutrition tips

by Caroline Livesey

Here are five great nutrition tips from professional triathlete Caroline Livesey to help you get the most out of your training this year.

Swimming technique training

Swimming technique training

by Fiona Smart

Fiona Smart explains why it's so important to work on your swimming technique and suggests a range of drills to help with that process.

Improving your triathlon transitions

Improving your triathlon transitions

by Mark Pearce

ITT's Mark Pearce has put together an invaluable resource which uses video footage to help you save time on every aspect of your triathlon transitions.

An inspirational work-life balance

An inspirational work-life balance

by Caroline Livesey

Ironman UK runner-up Caroline Livesey manages to compete at the highest level of the sport while also working full time as a Geotechnical Engineer.

Getting back on the bike

Getting back on the bike

by Fiona Smart

If you need inspiration - and expert advice - to aid your return to cycling, running or swimming after a long absence then this is the article for you as coach Fiona Smart helps you kick-start a new regime.

Strength training over winter

Strength training over winter

by Fiona Smart

Taking time this winter to strengthen your weaknesses will pay dividends in the new year, says Fiona Smart as she focusses on strength training and improved technique for triathletes.

The benefits of triathlon coaching

The benefits of triathlon coaching

by Mark Pearce

This two-part feature explains the major gains which can be made by having a triathlon coach - whatever level you're at - and then helps you identify the ideal fit depending on your own aims and ambitions.

Finding the right triathlon coach

Finding the right triathlon coach

by Mark Pearce

In the first part of this feature we looked at the multiple benefits of having a triathlon coach and now we focus on the different options available and how to find the right coach for you.

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