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Steve Trew on turbo training – part 3

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…

Mass turbo trainer session

Steve Trew on turbo training – part 1

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…

Mass turbo trainer session

Steve Trew on turbo training – part 2

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.

Performance Running

Performance Running: no two ways

James Beckinsale aims to clarify the science from the myths, and put forward his approach to performance running, where he suggests “there’s only one true way to run for performance.”

Naked runners

Running naked

Mike Trees, Tri247’s running guru, really isn’t suggesting that you all strip off and run around in your birthday suits! It’s more about stripping things back to their essentials – and that means ditching the technology and understanding how your body should feel.

Mike Trees

Beginner’s 10k run programme

Mike Trees looks at taking your 10k to a new level with this ground-up training programme for beginners, or anyone who wants to put a bit more structure into their existing training schedule.

Mike Trees

Bricks can build better duathlons

Mike Trees takes his running sessions even more seriously when they are part of his training for a duathlon. If your racing involves run/bike/run sessions then, Mike suggests, your training sessions really need to incorporate them as well.

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Done in an hour: running

The third in our series of “Done in an hour” articles, James Beckinsale gives us three running sessions specifically targeting skills and technique, technique and aerobic capacity and finally lactate tolerance and strength.

Mike Trees

Hop, sprint and sleep to go faster

Triathletes are renowned for over-training themselves so resident run guru, Mike Trees, turns his attention to making your running faster without having to fit in hours and hours of extra training.

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Done in an hour: cycling

Conventional wisdom has it that cycle training means long sessions in the saddle but, for the time constrained among us, James Beckinsale has three sessions to offer which can all be ‘Done in an Hour’.

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Swim Tech Video: torpedo drill

Dan Bullock, Head Coach at Swim for Tri takes us out of the water this week to look at someone else swimming the Torpedo Drill. Watch, learn and then go do it yourself! This is an excellent drill as it allows swimmers to focus on their full body rotation and kick without having to worry about the timing and execution of the pull and recovery phase of the arms.

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Done in an hour: swimming

James Beckinsale looks at three swim sessions that are designed to improve your technique, your race preparation and your open water swimming. All of these can be fitted into that magic hour as long as you focus on the task in hand.

Turbo trainer

Basic turbo trainer sessions

Just buying a turbo trainer won’t improve your bike training! Like going to a pool swim session without a plan, it a training aid that needs some structure to get the best out of – so here are a few simple but effective ones to start you off.

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