If we have said it before, we’ll say it again. A strong core is key to having a strong triathlon. It’s also important for preventing injuries, as well as staving off old ones, especially on the run.
As mentioned in last week’s training tip, the jarring effect of running and its impact on your joints can cause injuries if proper technique and preparation is not carried out. But long runs don’t have to equate to pain. One way to minimize the chance of injury is to focus on core work. Simply put, a stronger core equates to less chance of injury.
Your core also plays an important part in proper run technique, which means running with an elongated torso that’s tilted forward. Check out this week’s video to see examples of an ideal body position on the run. Then find a World Triathlon Series race near you where you can but your run skills to the test.
This week, we transition from the bike to the run in the last chapter of the Essential Triathlon Training Tips. This week's video is loaded with helpful tips on remaining injury free and staying safe while running.
An often overlooked area of preparation for triathlons is mastering bike mechanics. Watch this week's essential triathlon training tips for help getting the perfect pedal stroke and best bike position.
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.