Archive for July, 2010
World Number 3 Raf Baugh is using the Australian Duathlon Championships to Launch his Bid for the 2010 ITU Duathlon Crown
Elite athlete Raf Baugh has earmarked the Australian Duathlon Championships, to be held in South Australia’s beautiful Barossa Valley on August 15, as the perfect platform to launch his bid to become a world champion. Ranked number three in the world for the run-bike-run discipline of duathlon, Baugh, from Perth, is using the national championships as a final hit-out before venturing to Scotland for the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh on September 5.
We all now know that adequate protein consumption is vital for your health, in this article from Endura we explore why adequate protein consumption is especially important for Triathletes, and how best to consume the protein your body needs.
Challenge Wanaka have announced a weekend training camp with former ITU World Champion Samantha Warriner.
Sam Warriner is one of New Zealand’s most successful triathletes. She was ITU World Champion in 2008 and has won numerous Olympic and half iron distance titles in her highly respected career.
Power meters have long been a key tool in cyclists training arsenals, providing more reliable feedback on the effort being put in by a cyclist than heart rate, speed, or perceived effort, all of which are influenced by variable factors (such as climate, road conditions, athletes well being etc.).
Conducting training intervals sets using power zones is probably the most effective way of producing improved performance within the cyclist yet to date few Triathletes have picked up on this technique due to a combination of ignorance of the practice, the cost of power meters and fear of data and analysis.
De Soto are claiming a time saving of 2:40min over a 4km swim using their USAT approved and WTC legal Liftfoil Speed Trisuit. The pad is a thin version of their 400-Mile Pad used in their bike shorts. This speedsuit is designed to be worn for the entire race.
The benefits of strength training cannot be denied – reduced risk of injury, enhanced force application, higher economy and efficiency, speedier metabolism, and greater power. (Video)
What do you get when you cross a triathlon obsessed husband with a graphic designer wife? Marriage met
on middle ground and some pretty inspired tri lifestyle t-shirts. Frustrated by lack of fashion friendly tri inspired
t-shirts during their seven plus years participating and spectating the team takes on the need and launches their
online store September ‘09.
Javier Gomez Spoils the Brownlee’s Party in London Round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series 2010
Gomez Scores Back to Back World Championship Series Wins in London. Jonathan Brownlee finishes a surprising second, as older brother Alistair appeared on the brink of passing out at the end, en route to finishing tenth. Brad Kahlefeldt, 6th Dan Wilson 24th, Brendan Sexton 33rd, James Seear 49th and Courtney Atkinson 50th. (Australian results)
Emma Moffatt Maintains Lead Despite a Sixth at the London Round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championships Series
Twenty-one-year-old Canadian Paula Findlay stunned the women’s field at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship London, running away with the win in 1:51:48. Annabel Luxford finished 21st, Felicity Abram 23rd, and Emma Jackson 34th, while Felicity Sheedy-Ryan joined Emma Snowsill and Erin Densham on the sideline before the race had finished. Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig was 2nd and Brit Helen Jenkins finished 3rd.
A new qualifying policy has been developed to account for the growth in Ironman events worldwide. The new policy is based on qualifying points rather than spots. Pro rankings will be regularly updated and made available to athletes and supporters.