• Ensuring long-term freestyle improvement
  • How to train between “A” races
  • Fuel your race like a pro
  • 3 rules for better speed workouts


Your fastest swimming, biking and running should occur during training, not in the race.

You need high intensity sessions in your program and, in this article, coach Matt Fitzgerald outlines the right way to do them in his 3 rules of speed training for triathlon

When executed properly, small doses of increased intensity enhance overall fitness and improve your fatigue resistance at faster speeds.


Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when trying to improve your freestyle.

That’s why we like this approach by Andrew Sheaff, where he presents 3 aspects of freestyle critical for sustained long term improvement.

You’re probably already familiar with the importance of body position, pulling technique and body rotation.  Sheaff explains why each area is so critical and offers drills and cues that will result in immediate improvement.


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In this informative video, South African pro Leon Chevalier shares his winning IRONMAN fueling plan.

Chevalier is a heavy sweater and has trained himself to consume over 100 gm of carbohydrates per hour, so fueling precision is critical.

He describes how he schedules and audits his consumption of calories, electrolytes and hydration throughout the event. He explains where he carries his nutrition to be almost entirely self-sufficient throughout the ride, while remaining streamlined and aero.  He also reveals how he begins the run well-fueled.

One thing’s clear, Leon knows his numbers!  Follow Chevalier’s lead and repeatedly validate your own fueling plan during training.  It’ll build confidence, eliminate guesswork and result in a great day at the race!


Most of us diligently follow a training plan during the last 12 to 18 weeks before a major race.

But what about during the periods between these event training cycles?

It turns out that many athletes simply noodle along with unstructured “maintenance training.”  Unfortunately doing so prevents breaking through plateaus and inhibits the continual accrual of fitness and speed.

In this article coach Jeff Gaudette discusses how to avoid this mistake by dialing down the intensity of your training while intentionally addressing your weaknesses.  This type of smart and specific program ensures continued improvement between race training cycles.


  • Fizzy Logic
    More and more endurance athletes are experimenting with topical and ingestable bicarbonate formulations, hoping to decrease the accumulation of lactate in muscles.  Tadej Pogačar’s coach, Dr. Iñigo San Millán, is not buying it.  Check out why he says the science just doesn’t support the products’ claims.  Buyer beware.
  • Highest Bidder
    If you’re having difficulty qualifying for a world championship but are determined to experience the top events in our sport, then IRONMAN Foundation’s annual charity bib auction might be for you.   Five entries are available to the highest bidders for each of 2023’s three World Championship races. Loosen up your paddle arms and wallets… all proceeds go to deserving organizations in the local host communities.
  • Science Between the Cheat
    Doping is cheating. Regarding the illegal use of EPO, it provides massive performance benefits and an unfair advantage.  Respected sports scientist and coach Dr. Dan Plews explains how and why EPO is such a powerful PED, reminding us why triathlon needs more drug testing and vigilance than ever before.