Category: Triathlon & Open Water

Triathlon & Open Water

Early season general training

July-August is holiday and physiological recovery time. Before beginning training for the new season, it is a good idea to follow a general physical training program (out of the water) …

Written by: arena coaches 24 August '16 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Why triathletes should not underestimate the swim leg

The most incredible thing I have noticed during my career first as a triathlete and then as an Ironman is that triathletes almost never consider themselves to be swimmers. On …

Written by: arena coaches 17 August '16 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Pullbuoy for open water swimming: a three-week plan to improve your forward propulsion (part 1)

We have already mentioned the importance of a Pullbuoy (A guide to making the best possible use of your pullbuoy) and how it can help improve both your position in the water …

Written by: arena coaches 12 March '16 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Open water racing: a survival handbook

If you are a reasonably experienced swimmer you will have raced in open water. Perhaps you were even well prepared for the race, you felt good and the race conditions …

Written by: arena coaches 5 March '16 0
Triathlon & Open Water

TRIATHLON: How to improve your running leg

The most tiring part of a triathlon race is the run, even though it seems to be the least feared by those without a competitive background in any of the …

Written by: arena coaches 15 January '16 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Bike, the 3 factors which can affect your speed!

Bike riding speed is influenced by three factors. Discover these factors and how they can affect your pedaling stroke. 1. Strength. Comparing your workout with that of a friend, you may be …

Written by: arena coaches 1 December '15 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Open water swimming: what you need to focus on if you are a pro

“Open water”  swimming  will show how good you are, how tough you are, your strength, your discipline and your bravery. But that is not enough, as you know. If you …

Written by: Nico Gil 21 November '15 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Ironman – On paper it sounds easy!

This is the inspirational story of Alessandro Trovati, a professional photographer, who recently completed his first ever Ironman – Ironman Nice (France), June 28th 2015.  Always a keen cyclist, Alessandro’s …

Written by: Arena 7 September '15 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Triathlon, the secret to finding the perfect balance

What I have learnt training for the triathlon is that the secret behind a great race lies in the quality of your weekly training. As we have already seen in …

Written by: arena coaches 29 May '15 0
Triathlon & Open Water

My TOP 10 tips for surviving your first triathlon!

I certainly cannot describe myself as an expert triathlete, but my love of the sport and my background as a swimming trainer have allowed me to draw up a list …

Written by: arena coaches 5 May '15 0