5 Incredibly Useful Time Management Tips For Busy Triathletes
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by Carly Guggemos
2w ago
As a triathlete, you know that time management is a critical skill for getting the most out of your training. We all want more hours in the day for training, recovery, or spending time with family. But life often gets in the way, forcing us to skip a training session or do something that impairs recovery. If you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed, it can be difficult to find a way to get back on track. The post 5 Incredibly Useful Time Management Tips For Busy Triathletes appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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6 Fundamental Swim Drills for Beginner Triathletes
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by Allison Leather
1M ago
Whether you are a coached or self-taught swimmer, it’s important to “go back to the basics”  and focus on proper technique in training. Giving extra attention to proper form will help correct stroke errors, improve efficiency in the water, and minimize injury in training.  The post 6 Fundamental Swim Drills for Beginner Triathletes appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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10 Habits of Injury-Proof Triathletes
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by Karen Parnell
1M ago
With such intense physical exertion comes the risk of injury. To mitigate this risk and ensure your peak performance, you must adopt a comprehensive approach to training and recovery. In this article, we delve into the essential habits that injury-proof triathletes swear by. The post 10 Habits of Injury-Proof Triathletes appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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How to Build Endurance on the Bike
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by Ryan Taylor
1M ago
Triathlon is an endurance sport, and of the three triathlon disciplines, the longest leg of the race is cycling. It can seem daunting – how does anyone ride for that long, much less go fast over that distance? If you’re looking to step up to a longer race distance, or just to make it to T2 with your legs still intact, read on. Let’s explore a couple of ways to improve your endurance on the bike! The post How to Build Endurance on the Bike appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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Build Your 6-Month Ironman Training Plan: A Comprehensive Guide
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by Lindsay Leigh
1M ago
Whether you're a seasoned triathlete or a newcomer to the sport, the key to success lies in crafting a well-structured training plan tailored to your individual goals, fitness level and experience, and lifestyle. Delve into the intricacies of designing a 6-month Ironman training plan, breaking down each phase from base to peak to help you achieve peak performance on race day. The post Build Your 6-Month Ironman Training Plan: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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How to Go the Distance: Building Run Endurance
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by Jeff Lukich
1M ago
As an experienced run coach, I've seen countless runners set ambitious goals, from completing their first 5k to racing marathons and ultra-distance events. Building endurance is not just about running more; it's an intentional blend of training, recovery, nutrition, and mental strength. And as my first endurance coach said, “There are no shortcuts to building endurance, and the process will not be rushed.” The post How to Go the Distance: Building Run Endurance appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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Nutrition & Daily Habits to Prevent Injury as a Triathlete
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by Becky Arturo
1M ago
The final major component of injury prevention in endurance training requires us to look at what we are doing while not training.  Your daily habits can have a large impact on your recovery and performance. Adequate fueling, sleep, and stress management will be explored in this article. The post Nutrition & Daily Habits to Prevent Injury as a Triathlete appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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Prevent Injury as a Triathlete with Proper Form and Technique
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by Becky Arturo
1M ago
Another piece to the puzzle of decreasing injury risk in athletes requires us to take a look at your form and mechanics. Swimming, biking, and running all require your body to go through highly repetitive movement patterns thousands of times in every training session. Making sure that you are moving safely and efficiently will help decrease the risk of tissue damage. The post Prevent Injury as a Triathlete with Proper Form and Technique appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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How to Use Strength & Mobility Training to Prevent Injury
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by Becky Arturo
1M ago
Strength training and mobility work are extremely important pieces of the puzzle. Not only should it be included in your training plan, but it should be done so efficiently and effectively. You only have so many matches to burn, so make sure you are using them wisely. While the training plan discussed in part 1 of this article is my bread and butter as an endurance coach, strength and mobility training is my bread and butter as a physical therapist and strength coach. The post How to Use Strength & Mobility Training to Prevent Injury appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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Optimizing Your Training Plan to Avoid Injury
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by Becky Arturo
1M ago
The training plan is where decreasing injury risk really starts. Even if you are doing everything else right, you are still likely to get injured if you are overtraining, progressing inappropriately, spending too much time at intensity, lacking recovery, training the same way year-round, or starting a program that you just aren’t ready for. The post Optimizing Your Training Plan to Avoid Injury appeared first on Better Triathlete ..read more
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