There’s no doubt about it – training is key to a successful triathlon race. After all, if you don’t have the endurance to back up a two-hour event, that hill on the bike course will suddenly feel like you’re climbing Kilimanjaro.
However, an equally important yet often overlooked area of preparation for triathlons is mastering bike mechanics. Logging hours on the bike with poor technique is not only counterproductive to your endurance, it can actually leave you injured and frustrated at the end of the season.
Watch this video for tips on getting the perfect pedal stroke and best bike position. When you’ve mastered that, put your skills to the test at a World Triathlon Series event. Join the world’s largest triathlon in Hamburg or ride along the sandy beaches in San Diego. Click here for more information on WTS races.
In this week's video tip of the week, we explore the relationship between music, high cadence and stellar bike speeds. Check out this video to learn about optimal RPMs and measuring your cadence.
Improving your core strength is just a small way to vastly increase your capacity to crush the bike course. Check out this training tip video to learn how to decrease your energy output while increasing your speed.
Creating your optimal race plan takes time and practice. Check out this video for tips on conserving energy on the bike while maintaining an optimal velocity with drills to perfect your cornering and bike control.