Training Triathlon

The Ultimate Guide to Triathlon: A Beginner’s Journey to Finishing Strong

Congratulations on embarking on your triathlon journey! Triathlon is a challenging and rewarding sport that combines swimming, cycling, and running into a single event. With the right mindset, training plan, and precautions, you’ll be well on your way to completing your first triathlon. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the key steps to prepare […]

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Cycling Training

Complete Guide: Improve your cycling for short and long races with indoor training

In this article, we will explore the possibilities and benefits of indoor cycling training, which is a reality for many because of the convenience, security and lack of easily accessible locations in major cities for cycling workouts. Possibilities for indoor training and their characteristics Spinning: I had the opportunity to ride with the inventor of […]

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Nutrition Triathlon

Which Foods to Avoid at Aid Stations

During a triathlon, aid stations can look like a lunchtime buffet with a smorgasbord of options for weary athletes: bananas, orange slices, chips, pretzels, cookies, fig bars, peanut butter and jelly, pickle juice, and even chicken soup. If you’re competing in an Ironman event, expect to see sponsor products too, like Gatorade Endurance, Red Bull, […]

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Cycling Training

6 Main Injuries Likely Caused By Cycling And It’s Cures

Cycling, being one of the best stress relief sport is not expected to hurt you while you’re riding a bike. You might feel as if your leg muscles are being torn apart, which is quite common for every cyclists and it is in fact your muscles that are getting harder and tighter. You may not […]

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Running Yoga

Yoga for runners: what are the best stretches?

Yoga can help runners with both strength and flexibility in crucial areas. But which of the many types of yoga are best to keep your body in perfect shape for the road? Why should runners do yoga? Primarily to lengthen tight muscles but also to strengthen the core, feet and ankles; improve running posture; breathe […]

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Cycling Nutrition

NUTRITION: HOW TO FUEL FOR THE WHOLE DAY

Forgetting about nutrition will make you more likely to hit the wall and ultimately a not-so-fun day out. Instead, use these tips to guide your nutrition choices before, during and after your ride. BEFORE YOU RIDE: Preparation for a big day out starts much sooner than when you set out. Thinking about nutrition in the […]

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Cycling Nutrition

Can Cyclists Benefit from the Nutrition in Dates?

DATES’ NUTRITION OFTEN GETS OVERLOOKED BECAUSE THEY’RE SUCH A SWEET TREAT. BUT THEY’RE ACTUALLY PACKED WITH HEALTH-BOOSTING BENEFITS. You might have had dates mixed into energy bars. But have you considered their benefits? These small fruits often serve as a go-to to naturally sweeten foods, but they offer up more than a dessert-like taste—they’re also […]

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Cycling Self Endurance

Driving force: Maintenance techniques for your bikes

Even with the best technique in the world, if your bike lets you down you are going to lose speed and there is a danger it will have a knock on effect on your riding ability. The power transfer between you and the bike is perhaps the most important one when looking to tackle steep […]

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Cycling Triathlon

Cold weather riding gear & tips for triathletes & cyclists

You’ve been on your trainer all winter and you’re just dying to get out as the salt washes off the roads and the ice turns to mud.  There’s only so much Zwift an athlete can handle! Northern triathletes and cyclists ride four to eight weeks in the spring and fall in temps ranging from 30F […]

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Cycling Self Endurance

Cycling strength circuits: get strong for the saddle

Do these circuits at home or the gym to be faster and more injury-proof on the bike Nothing beats time in the saddle for improving your cycling, but with the NHS now advising two strength sessions a week for general fitness, and recent research highlighting the benefits for cyclists (see issue 108), there has never […]

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