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Training for the bike ride section of a triathlon

How to Ride a Triathlon Bike

The bike segment of any triathlon race is the longest and most grueling of the three disciplines and is sandwiched between the swimming and running segments. It’s also the most critical of the three segments for winning the race, as this is the part where you can lose or make up for the most time.…

Best Swimming Goggles for Triathlons

While training plays the most vital role in determining a triathlete’s performance, the quality of their gear can also help boost it. Therefore, aside from building up strength and endurance through practice, triathletes are also particular about their choice of swimsuit, caps, and goggles.   Swimming goggles play an important role in keeping a swimmer on…

Everything You Need to Know About Triathlon Recovery

How to Recover After a Triathlon

Congratulations! You just finished your first triathlon and probably can’t feel your legs anymore. With broken muscles, a severe calorie/fluid deficit, and a weak immune system, it’s time for recovery. And no, a well-earned meal and rest only won’t cut it.  Triathlon recovery includes several methods, both nutritional and physical. So read on to learn how…

Everything You Need to Know About Fitting a Triathlon Bike

How to Fit a Triathlon Bike

An improper bike fit can cause you to develop pain in your body, especially in the lower back and knee. Your bike fit is one of the most important aspects of success in a triathlon. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cyclist, you must learn how to fit a triathlon bike.   A triathlon bike…

Triathletes Running

What Do You Wear for a Triathlon?

One of the biggest concerns for first-time triathletes is clothing – which clothing will minimize or eliminate transition times, and which clothes work best for each leg of the triathlon. So, what do you wear for a triathlon? The answer can vary depending on your individual needs and preferences. You can focus on each individual…

Best Triathlon Training Apps

Best Triathlon Training Apps

Participating in a triathlon – typically a swimming, biking, and long-distance running event – is no easy feat. After all, you have to train for tiring hours for several months in advance and start keeping your body properly nourished well before that.   Whether you’re preparing for your first triathlon and aren’t sure where to…

Guide to properly train for a triathlon

How Long Does It Take to Complete a Triathlon?

Only 15 athletes took part in the first Ironman triathlon held in 1978 in Hawaii, which is now considered the ultimate test of endurance for humans. These days, hundreds of thousands of people test their limits by competing in Ironman triathlon races all over the world. There is so much variety in the number of…

Triathlon training for the swim section

How Far Do You Have to Swim in a Triathlon?

One of the most common questions asked by triathletes when they sign up for a triathlon race is “how far do you have to swim in a triathlon?” You will swim at different lengths depending on which type of triathlon race you are competing in. In the Ironman triathlon race, you will swim for 2.4…

Best Triathlon Wheels

Best Triathlon Wheels

One of the reasons for buying triathlon bikes is to go fast. Good quality, aerodynamic wheels play a big role in that. In the last few years, we have seen bike manufacturers switch to carbon wheels as they are lighter, faster and more aero-dynamic.   Carbon wheels are also cheaper and more affordable for casual…

Find out what it takes to win a triathlon

How to Win a Triathlon

Triathlon is one of the most competitive sports, and even though the race events last for several hours, there are only fractions of a second that separate the winner from second place. The smallest differences count for a lot, and when you are in the middle of a race, you will need to take risks…

How to Choose the Right Triathlon Bike for You

What is a Triathlon Bike?

Choosing a bike is one of the most vital decisions any triathlete can make. After all, biking is the longest even of a triathlon, so you’ll be spending more time on your bike than in your swimsuit or running shoes. One of the most recurring questions newbie triathletes ask is “what is a triathlon bike?”…

How Long Does It Take to Train for a Triathlon?

Triathlon is a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity today due to its accessibility and versatility for all fitness levels and ages. Involving swimming, biking, and running, there is truly an event for everybody, and if doing a triathlon is on your bucket list, you must train hard for it. The springtime is fast…

What are the numerous events during a triathlon

How Long is a Triathlon?

Most athletes have a question when preparing for their first triathlon race is “how long is a triathlon?” You may have had the same query when training for a triathlon, and the good news is that we will answer your question emphatically right here. The first thing you need to know is that there are…

Cycling Equipment

What Do I Need for a Triathlon?

If you’re planning to take part in a triathlon, you will need some necessary equipment. The three different legs of the race will require everything from equipment like bikes to clothing like wetsuits and cycling gear. While preparing for a triathlon, all of this can get overwhelming. You no longer have to face the question,…

Cycling

What is a Triathlon?

What is a triathlon? The answer is pretty straightforward – a triathlon is a race that consists of three elements, namely swimming, cycling, and running. This continuous race tests athletes’ abilities and endurance. Although a triathlon officially has three disciplines, there is an unofficial “fourth discipline”, i.e., the transition between each element. During the transition,…