How to Prepare for a Triathlon

A triathlon is undoubtedly one of the hardest sporting events to prepare for, especially if you have never competed in one before. The combination of swimming, biking, and running – all quite the workout on their own – is extremely challenging when done together, one after another. Yet competing – and finishing – a triathlon […]

How Can You Prevent Injury While Cycling: 5 Top Tips For Painfree Riding

With cycling seeing a real boom in popularity it’s an unfortunate side affect that injury rates are on the up. In this post, we answer the question of how can you prevent injury while cycling. More and more people are starting to get into cycling- and it’s easy to see why. Whether the reason behind […]

How to Become A Stronger Cyclist

It can be overwhelming when deciding where to begin on the road to becoming stronger, faster, and more fit than you have been before, especially with all the how-to’s out there. What we are going to do is give you a great list of tips and ideas on how you can get yourself to where […]

How To Do A Tempo Run

A simple definition of a Tempo Run is running at the brink for an extended period of time to be faster and strengthen muscles. Jack Daniels, Ph.D., popularized it about ten years ago. This is his rationale, from his Running Formula (Human Kinetics): A tempo run is nothing more than 20 minutes of steady running […]

Why Your Foot Goes Numb While Running

Running is a great way to lose some weight, gain some stamina, and even help you think. If you are a runner, you are probably all too aware of the effects that hard running can give like muscle soreness or even blisters. However, if you are your foot goes numb while running, similar to your […]

How To Warm Up For A Run

Once upon a time, the only warmup that runners did before a run was some static stretching… That’s a definite “no-no” today, though, as we now know that this type of stretching before a run can slow you down and also put you at risk for injury! A proper pre-run warmup will prep your muscles […]

How Long Does it Take to Get Fit Cycling?

For those athletes coming to triathlon with a good level of fitness from either a swimming or a running, the unique requirements of cycling may cause you to think that you’re not fit at all! If you’re new to triathlon and are coming into the sport with no fitness background at all, you may find […]

How to Use a Pull Buoy To Improve Your Swim

A Beginners Guide To Swimming With A Pull Buoy Okay, so while it may look like a bit of a strange object to use, a pull buoy is actually a pretty simple piece of kit to use but an important one to master. It’s long been a favourite piece of kit for swimmers as it […]

How To Become A Better Swimmer

If you watch the top swimmers in any race, they all seem to make it all seem so easy! They also share a lot of techniques that, with a little practice, can help you become a better swimmer. Drills They say that swimming is 80% technique and 20% fitness which is why the top swimmers […]

10 Open Water Swimming Tips You Need To Know

Below are some fantastic tips split into general training tips – giving you some useful drills to practice in training and some fantastic race day tips to help reduce anxiety and perform better in the big race. General Training Tips While it can seem daunting and even a little scary, open water swimming can be […]