Reduce Your Drag at Your Next Open Water Swim There are two forces you want to conquer in order to get faster in the water: 1. Reduce drag and 2. Increase propulsion (forward movement). In this article I am going to talk to you about the kinds of drag triathletes experience in the water and what you can do to significantly reduce it. Anything that impedes forward motion in the water is drag. There are 3 kinds of drag a swimmer can experience when in a pool or open water: 1.
Bike handling skills are learned by spending time on the road. They must be reinforced and practiced each week to make them become a habit. For you athletes that love to ride indoors on the trainer, handling skills are one tactic you will definitely need to practice outside on the road, and I highly recommend you do your long ride outside each week whenever possible for this very reason. Don’t get me wrong, I love the trainer or Spinner bike for shorter efforts and mid-week r
Mary Timoney, Ironman University Certified Coach Congratulations on deciding to complete an Ironman triathlon! This is a super exciting time for you and in the months ahead you will watch your body transform into a fit, strong, vessel capable of great things! Now that you’ve decided, where do you begin? I am going to answer that question and many others for you. By the end of this article, you will know exactly what to expect from your customized Ironman training plan. Coach,
As coaches we are taught that a swim workout should include a warm up, drills, a main set, and a cool down. I'm here to talk to you briefly about swim drills, why I think they are important, and what they can do for your triathlon swim. According to myswimpro.com, a swim drill is an exercise done specifically to help your swimming technique. It's usually a modified version of one of the four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, or freestyle). A drill is d
How to Train for Triathlon While Traveling Sometimes your Iron distance training will be slightly interrupted over the course of the macrocycle due to travel for work or vacation. I often have athletes tell me that they don’t want to miss their scheduled workouts, and some actually freak out about this. There is no need to worry. In the big picture, one week of an irregular schedule over the course of 6 months of training is not going to hurt your performance. Promise. In thi