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Top age grouper and triathlon geek Matt ‘the Pumper‘ Palmer finally makes his debut for Trizone (after hounding us for more than two years) with a preliminary review of the new Wahoo Kickr. We dropped it off to him on the way home from Port Macquarie after Ironman Australia. We have heard school girls with [...]
Wahoo Kickr – Will this iPhone powered indoor trainer be the most sort after product for triathletes?
Possibly one of the most highly anticipated product in years. The new Wahoo Kickr brings training with power to the masses with the AUD$1299 indoor trainer. The unit is controlled by your iPhone/iPad and regulates the power delivered to your pedals. This means there is nowhere to hide. If you slack off the resistance increases, [...]
Following on from their successful first collaboration in London just after the Olympics, triathlon training camp specialists Tri Dynamic have teamed up once again with Elite ‘Dsquad’ Coach Darren Smith. This time they will be heading back to Darren Smith’s native Australia to organise another high quality, high attention triathlon camp open to age group [...]
As you swim, have you ever wondered how much of your arm stroke effort is wasted? What percentage really goes into pushing you forwards through the water and what is lost as water movement down, to the side and into eddies? The technical term for this is ‘propelling efficiency’ and it makes a direct contribution [...]
Winter is the one time of the year when you can really step up a level and focus on correcting technique, nutrition, strength and stability and aerobic fitness, without the interruptions of races, tapers and long post race recoveries. It is the time you can really target and attack your weaknesses. The things that have [...]
By Mick Maroney Triathlon is a sum of three component parts. The swim leg, generally speaking, comprises the least of the 3 time components that make up the sport. A swim leg can range from the 750 metres of a sprint distance race, to the 3.8 km Ironman event. Many variables come into play in [...]
Tri NSW is holding their very popular triathlon training camp for women again. To be held in August at Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast the camp will be run by some very popular leading coaches and athletes again. Feedback from some of last year’s attendees was that the camp was a huge success and a great skill and confidence building experience.
Nutritional training is basically conditioning our digestive system for what it will have to handle come race day. One key element of this to realise is that the gut is an extremely trainable organ. We can train it just like we do our muscles, lungs and heart to adapt to the stresses we place on it. During a triathlon, especially an ironman, there is a lot of stress on all of our body’s functional systems, especially our gut. Alex Price talks about how to incorporate this in to your race training program.
With the New Year here and the first part of the season behind us, there is a break with regards to long course and ironman racing. That means a lot of us will, and perhaps should look at this period as a mid season break and go back to developing our aerobic systems. This is especially important this year with Ironman Australia and Huskisson Long Course moving back a month and Cairns still six months away!
Your Chance to Train with Chris McCormack, Pete Jacobs, Mirinda Carfrae and Belinda and Justin Granger
Australian Summer Series Training Camps in 2011. Sunday 30th of January 2011 will see 2010 Ironman World Champion, Chris “Macca” McCormack co-host the Sydney edition of the training series with Pete Jacobs. On Australia Day, 26th of January 2011 13 times Ironman Champion Belinda Granger, her husband and coach Justin Granger, ITU athlete Annabel Luxford, America’s Tim O’Donnell and 2010 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae will be hosting the Noosa camp.