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Maintaining a pristine, carefully executed stroke is usually not possible in the churning maelstrom of a triathlon swim!  Beautiful high elbows and a long glide – refined from hours in a calm pool – aren’t much good if you lack the power to get through the froth and chop of a race.

In fact a longer glide-oriented stroke is more susceptible to interruptions and repeated reaccelerations that quickly sap your strength.

Gaining proficiency in your open water swimming might require some stroke re-engineering.  Modifications to consider include a higher turnover and eliminating dead spots that can stall your speed and forward progress.

Check out this article on how to improve your open water technique and consider reframing your approach to triathlon swimming.  Be warned: much of the advice presented here is contrary to what you probably learned in the pool.


With just a bit of planning, you can transform your routine bike-run bricks into the most powerful workouts in your arsenal.

Coach Phil Mosely outlines his 8 favorite brick workouts and the benefits each provide.  Knowing why and when to vary your brick format is vital, and Mosely lays it all out.

Find the bricks that are right for your current fitness and race distance, then integrate them into your program once per week.  These will take your training to the next level.


Superstar Lionel Sanders is a huge proponent of training indoors and has literally built his career on Wahoo bike trainers and Woodway treadmills.

In this video Lionel explains the advantages of training predominantly (but not exclusively) indoors.  Convenience, control and efficiency are critical when executing his workouts, and Sanders is convinced that he gets higher quality training indoors.

Lionel shares one of his favorite bike trainer sessions to prepare for a flat 70.3 race: 10 x 8 min at 350 watts with 3 min recovery (Ouch!)  We love learning from the pros, and we know that you’ll pick up a handful of tips and insights from this interview.


We’ve just discovered a new post-workout recovery shake that’s been quietly building momentum within our athlete community. It’s called Total Recovery and it’s produced by the sports nutrition experts at Swiss Rx who are obsessed with meeting the nutritional demands of athletes.

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What makes Total Recovery different is that it’s like a laser beam that targets post-workout inflammation, and actually helps you recover faster.

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Did you know that pull-up mechanics directly correlate to swim speed?  Now, we’re not saying that you need to do dozens of pull-ups (who can do that?), but we are drawing attention to the importance of strength for faster swimming.

We also know that strength training corrects muscle imbalancesprevents injury and improves stability in the water… but where do we start?

Start here, with Olivier Poirier-Leroy’s 5 best strength exercises for swimmersBy building a stronger athlete, the speed will follow. That’s solid advice for all triathletes.


  • Very Smart
    Triathletes now have a new option for informed training thanks to the FINIS Smart Goggle. Displaying only the personalized data you need most in the periphery of your field-of-view, you can now spend more time focused on your workout.  Its innovative electronics module is removable and can be transferred to other goggles, as needed.  We look forward to putting it through its paces!
  • For Serious Runners Only
    Considered by many to be one of the best distance running books of all timeDaniels’ Running Formula by coach and exercise physiologist Jack Daniels will help you with all aspects of your running.  We especially like his method of demystifying how to find the appropriate training pace for your targeted race times.
  • Ticket to Tokyo
    With less than 3 months remaining to the Tokyo Games, athletes around the world are scrambling to earn one of the 110 bibs available for the Olympic triathlons.  Here’s how the process works (and why the introduction of the mixed relay event complicates the selection strategy).