For many triathletes, swimming is an ongoing frustration. Just when you think you’ve ‘got it’, it vanishes. But, sometimes ‘bad’ swimming is good! If you are struggling with the ups and downs of the pool (most of you…), this is well worth a read to gain some perspective.
Nutrition can be a difficult subject for athletes. Sure, we all know you need to ‘eat properly’ for optimal performance, but it can all seem a little too scientific and complicated with so much advice around, and so many different drinks, bars and gels all claiming to be your ‘perfect’ run session partner.
With the open water racing and training season now well and truly over, Swim for Tri’s Dan Bullock has some thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and a video to help get you back to the swimming pool and off to the right start in your Autumn/Winter training.
This time Steve Trew presents a complete seven stage turbo plan. Which may seem odd, given that the season is just starting, but remember — not everyone has their main race for months yet, some of the big long distance races are in the Autumn! Turbos are not just for Winter training…
Steve Trew, as well as being our official link with triathlon’s Golden Years, is also a fine coach and we asked him to dust off some of his notes about turbo trainers and useful sessions. Prepare to suffer because, on a turbo, there’s no place to hide…
After Steve Trew’s fairly gentle introduction to turbo training sessions in part 1, we’re going to step up the level a bit with four key workouts which you can use at any point in a training programme when you’re not able to get out on the road but need to do some quality training.