You’ve put in months of swim training, biked every road in your town, left no running trail untouched. You are ready for race day. But now you are lined up at the start of your big event staring at waves crashing and breaking over the beach, foaming like a mad animal. Sure, body surfing these waves on a weekend trip to the ocean can bring the kid out in you, but knifing through them at the swim start can prove challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing.
There are a few tricks of the trade when it comes to getting past the swelling waves. Like last week’s tip that covered running through water, the best and fastest way to cut through the waves may feel counter intuitive. Check out this week’s video with expert triathlon coaches, including demonstrations on how to make the waves work for you.
Without the help of pious powers, us mortal folk have to learn how to run in water for those land swim starts. But with these handy tricks, you'll be through the water faster than greased lightning.
Buoys not only guide the swim course, but also give us a marker to sight. Check out this video to get an insight into how the elites sight the best possible swim routes.
Racing in heat can make or break an athlete on race day, but if you prepare properly it doesn't have to slow you down. Check out this week's training tip with Jan Frodeno to learn how to keep your cool with things heat up.
This week, we take a look back at some essential triathlon training tips from the past. In this video, Olympian and 2011 ITU World Champion Helen Jenkins helps you out with some tips on swim exit.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to a close. Today we bring you the last part of this video training tip series with advice on the finish itself.
Whether you are a veteran triathlete or just revving up for your first sprint, here are a few tips from everyone can benefit from even if you aren't heading to San Diego.
With just a few videos left in this training tip series, this week we take a look at foot positioning, rhythm, and the efficient use of muscles on the run.
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 and staving off old injuries, especially on the run.