Blog Archives

Progression Run – Learn to Finish Strong

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.

Winter Triathlon Training – Just Because the Sun Doesn’t Shine Bright Doesn’t Mean Your Training Can’t!

As we face less daylight, combined with very anti-social temperatures some mornings, it can be easy to lose sight of keeping our fitness in check through winter. Although it is important to have “easy” periods with our sport, and ensure we take physical and mental breaks when needed, it’s also key to make sure our technique, fitness and strength don’t go into hibernation for too long, or we can lose a good head-start going into the next season!

Running Barefoot is Better, Researchers Find

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?

Run Splits – Improving Your Short Course Times

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.

Running Strength 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.

Run Training – The Walk Break Method

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.

Use Your Heart Rate Monitor – By Mark Allen

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?