Triathlon Articles

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  • It Takes More Than Price In Choosing A Triathlon Bicycle
    by Low Jeremy
    Competitors believe that those with lighter and faster bikes have the most advantages. This can't be far from the truth but this does not tell it all.

  • Why Count Strokes?
    by Kevin Koskella
    As a coach of distance swimmers and triathletes, I believe stroke counting is a necessary part of most swimming workouts. If you stick with it and do it on a consistent basis, stroke counting in swimming is an excellent way to increase your DPS (Distance Per Stroke).

  • A Guide to Triathlon Wet Suits
    by Peter Emerson
    Triathlon wet suits are much more than the normal wet suit employed by divers simply to slow heat loss underwater and keep warm.

  • Interval Training for Swimming Distance
    by Kevin Koskella
    Interval training is used to describe the system of multiple repeat swims used in most swim training programs. An example is a set of 10 repeats of 100’s at 80% effort with 10-20 seconds rest between swims.

  • Tapering For A Triathlon
    by Kevin Koskella
    You may have been training for weeks or months already, but now it is 2 weeks before your race and it's time to think about resting.

  • Are Fins Useful in Training?
    by Kevin Koskella
    One of the most common questions I hear as a coach is, "Should I use fins?" The answer depends largely on your goals, your skill level and the type of fins.

  • Ironman Triathlon-Run Equipment Choices
    by Ray Fauteux
    There are several run-equipment choices I feel can help you quite a lot in your quest for your first Ironman Trathlon finisher medal.

  • Olympic Swimming vs. Triathlon Swimming 
    by Kevin Koskella
    The freestyle stroke is (or should be) different for Olympic sprinters and amateur triathletes

  • How Do You Transition from Swim to Bike?
    by Doug Wilson
    If you are wearing a triathlon wetsuit for the race, one of the first challenges is taking the wetsuit off quickly.

  • How to Master the Top 5 Challenges to Breathing in Freestyle by Kevin Koskella
    Here are the top 5 challenges in learning how to breathe in freestyle, along with the remedies on how to get over these.

  • Do You Have Runner’s Kick?
    by Kevin Koskella
    Can you point your toes and straighten out your feet? When you kick on your back, do you tend to go very slow, stay in one place, or even go backwards? Do you have a tough time with swimming drills

  • Surviving the Triathlon Start
    by Kevin Koskella
    The start of a triathlon can be nerve-wracking, tiring, intimidating, frustrating, and even discouraging (why do we do this sport?). Here are some tips to deal with what some consider being the toughest part of any triathlon.

  • Improving Your Triathlon Swim
    by Kevin Koskella
    As technical as the sport of swimming can be, it is tough to narrow down the answer to the often-asked question, "what should I concentrate on?" So, I came up with a "top ten" list of steps to improving your swim for a triathlon.

  • Over 45 And Considering Your First Ironman Triathlon?
    by Ray
    Just preparing for it by dieting properly and training could well put you in the best physical condition of your life...

  • Going The Distance In A Triathlon
    by Mike
    The competion in the sport of choice is much like completing in three separate - and gruelling - exhibitions of skill, endurance, and speed.

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