Category: Running Training
As many of us approach our key race date or event, we are already doing some reasonably long and hard k’s to prepare for the big day. Here is a quick introduction to a type of workout that I personally love to have in the week (either regularly, or just on occasion) that has both mental and physical benefits.
There in nothing more exhilarating than feeling strong during a triathlon run leg. You are passing people and there is nothing they can do about it. Passing competitors on the run is usually final. There is not another leg where they can pass you. On the other hand there is no worse feeling in this sport than having a bad run. It hurts more than any of the other legs and we begin to question why we do triathlons. In this article I am going to give you some tips that you can use in training and in racing to become a better triathlon runner.
Mother Nature has outpaced science once again: the bare human foot is better for running than one cushioned by sneakers. What about those $125 high-tech running shoes with 648 custom combinations?
We all want to improve our run splits, but how do you achieve this? Careful planning of your run training sessions will reap benefits on race day. In this article Grant Giles, professional Triathlon coach and Director of Aeromax coaching looks at the importance of pacing in your training.
When you look at the build of some of the worlds great endurance runners the benefits of building “strength” and muscle mass for the run leg of the Triathlon may not appear immediately obvious. In this article Bruce Thomas, level 3 Triathlon coach argues that specific resistance training for the run leg will reap it’s rewards on race day.
Most runners will record significantly faster times when they take walk breaks because they don’t slow down at the end of a long run. Thousands of time-goal-oriented veterans have improved by 10, 20, 30 minutes and more in marathons by taking walk breaks early and often in their goal races.
In our sport there are three key areas of fitness that you will be developing. These are speed, strength and endurance. Endurance is THE most important piece of a triathlete’s fitness. Why is it tough to develop?