The Art of Triathlon

Monthly Archives: July 2012

Nutrition: How to Fuel Your Triathlon

July 20, 2012 No Comments

One often overlooked part of triathlon training is diet. This is like trying to a run a race car and ignoring the engine. Diet plays an important roll in triathlon, including what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat.


Triathlon Gear: What do You Really Need ?

July 19, 2012 No Comments

Here’s our list of the bare essential equipment you need to complete a triathlon, and what we recommend.


The Day of Your First Triathlon: What to Expect

July 18, 2012 No Comments

You’ve spent months preparing for it, and those endless hours of swimming, biking and running have probably helped you achieve your fittest body ever. Your first triathlon is a few days or weeks away.


Triathlon Distances: Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and Ironman

July 18, 2012 No Comments

When choosing a triathlon race there are four different races to choose from; sprint distance, Olympic distance, Half Ironman, and Ironman. Although the distances can vary in small degrees, these are the most common distances for each race.


Training Principles for Long Distance Running

July 11, 2012 No Comments

Training to increase run distance requires a progressive program allowing the body to adjust to longer distances.


Road Bike vs Aero Bike for Triathlon

July 11, 2012 No Comments

Bikes and cycling equipment are the largest financial outlay a beginning triathlete will face. Which kind of bike do I need to do a triathlon?


Swimming Fitness: Train to Swim Long Distances

July 11, 2012 No Comments

For most first-time triathletes the open water swim can be the most daunting component of a triathlon. With endurance, an understanding of hydrodynamics, and good technique the open water swim can be completed with ease.


Introduction to Triathlon

July 10, 2012 No Comments

Triathlon is the fastest growing participatory sport in the US. The reason for this is that with numerous different lengths, this seemingly difficult race can be achieved by just about anyone with some dedication.