IN THIS EDITION…
- Fine-tune your 70.3 fueling
- Master freestyle arm movement
- 2-part cycling intervals
- 5 days of swim drills
- How to integrate speed work
NEED FOR SPEED
You need speed work in your training. It familiarizes you with intensities you’ll experience while racing and enhances your fitness.
Coach Matt Fitzgerald believes that you can safely incorporate speed work by following 3 simple rules.
The good news is a little goes a long way, and more is probably not better.
Speed work is a vital component of triathlon training, but Fitzgerald spells out exactly how to make it work for you.
HIGH TORQUE HILLS
As a long distance triathlete, your goal is to ride for hours at a consistent intensity just below your aerobic threshold.
To do so, you must engage as much muscle as possible for this challenging and sustained effort. You even want to recruit some of your fast twitch muscle fibers and train them to perform aerobically, too.
For optimal adaptation, Chris Case recommends this killer 2-part cycling hill workout. His prep set fatigues your slow twitch fibers by depleting their glycogen. Then the main set forces the fast twitch fibers to contribute.
What’s the secret to this session? Seated, low cadence climbing. Learn how to integrate this bike workout into your training, and watch your stamina and speed improve.
UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES
Use this elegant and concise video to unlock the mysteries of one of the most challenging concepts of freestyle swimming: arm movement.
Renato Machelett breaks down freestyle arm movement into its 6 critical components, and provides actionable tips you can immediately apply to improve your stroke.
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World renowned sports nutritionist Asker Jeukendrup reveals how to build a personalized fueling plan for your next IRONMAN 70.3.
He addresses how to deal with the 3 key nutrition issues faced by triathletes: fueling, hydration and GI problems.
Jeukendrup also outlines the most common race day mistakes athletes make with their nutrition, and explains how to avoid them.
Use his science-based approach as a starting point to construct your bulletproof race day nutrition plan.
5 DAYS, 5 DRILLS
Add some variety to your swim training while improving your technique with these 5 drills by the coaches from Arena.
This series offers a different drill set for each of 5 successive days, and is designed to help you make incremental progress on perfecting your stroke.
- What It Takes
2022 saw massive improvements in race performances across the board; not just in overall finish times, but also in each individual discipline. Read this fascinating analysis by TriRating.com that reveals what it takes to compete at the highest level.
- Qualified for Worlds
After being tested and proven at 4 major triathlons, the RaceRanger drafting detection system will be used at the Long Distance World Championships on May 7, 2023 in Ibiza, Spain. As its adoption continues, we hope the RaceRanger will help improve the fairness of officiating in non-drafting triathlons worldwide.
Take a moment to ponder this Tweet by Mr. Slow Easy Comfortable. Is picking up the pace what your body needs right now, or is it just for vanity metrics on Strava? Slow running is undefeated; no one ever regretted training too slowly.