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Sports Physio for the NSWIS and VIS Triathlon Teams in Vitoria, Spain

Regular Trizone contributor Alex Price is in Vitoria, Spain with the NSWIS and VIS teams as their physiotherapist. At the end of his contract in Spain Alex moves to Aix Les Bains to take up a role as the Australian Team physiotherapist, in their lead up to the world champs in Beijing. In addition to being a qualified physiotherapist Alex is also a very handy open grade triathlete when he isn’t injured as he had been for the first few months of this year. Here we catch up with Alex and get an insight in to what the training camp is like.

Huskisson Australian Long Course Race Preview

The 2011 Jervis Bay Triathlon Festival is on this weekend and whilst the men’s open field is missing 2 or 3 bigger names we will still see Pete Jacobs, Ollie Whistler, Adam Holborrow and a handful of other potential podium finishers racing. The women’s open race has a strong field showcasing some of our top long course triathletes. Nicole Ward, Michelle Wu, newcomers Madeleine Oldfield and Matilda Raynolds, Jacinta Worland and Vickie Wilkinson sees a strong field. Last year’s female winner, Carrie Lester was a late entry but has since pulled out due to illness. We also take a look at two of triathlon’s past greats who are racing this weekend also.

Healthy & Fast – Why it is so Important to Keep your Immune System Strong

We’ve all heard it before – ‘eat more fruit and veg’, ‘sleep more’ etc. But as endurance athletes and mostly as age group athletes who work and have many other commitments other than training, it is often these points that are ignored for ‘more kms’ in the strive to get faster. In this article, and in following ones, Alex Price will explain to you why it is vital that you listen to these messages and why there is far more to getting ‘fit’ than just training.

Base & Aerobic Threshold Training

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!