Training Articles

The Enigma Experience

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I have had my “it’s all about the bike” experience. While I cannot possibly do justice to it in the way that Robert Penn did in his excellent book, I can stumble through my own version. It is about my experience at Engima Bicycle Works. ...

Chamois cream explained

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Ever wondered exactly what chamois cream is, why you should want it and what you would do with it? If your answer to any of the above is yes then you need look no further as cycling weekly have addressed all these long harboured questions. ...

Alcohol and Triathlon

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A lot of triathletes have a love-hate relationship with alcohol. We love to drink it, but hate what it does to both our bodies and training potential. But what is the truth about alcohol and should you be wary of it? ...

Bike tips & Etiquette

Five Peaks Riders 2011
You could fill a library with all the rules in the unwritten book of cycling etiquette so below is just a little bit. If you would like to find out more follow the links at the end of the article. ...

Nutrition

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The most important energy source, carbohydrate is essential to get you to the finish of either a race or training session. But how much do you need? ...

How long is a long run?

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It is generally accepted that when training for a marathon you need to incorporate a few long runs. But how long is long, and what sort of frequency should you do them with? ...

Transition & Brick workouts

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In triathlon, there's no choice: You have to run (or at least walk) after riding your bike to reach the finish line. No run, no finisher's medal. ...

Swim drills for triathletes

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Of the three disciplines in triathlon, swimming is the most difficult and critical to master. Swimming has many degrees of freedom, as compared to running and cycling, because of a lack of sturdy connections to firm ground. As an activity's degrees of freedom increase, so too does the difficulty to master its mechanics. ...

Swim etiquette and tips

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Experienced drivers know that roads are safer and more efficient when everyone observes a few common courtesies and basic rules. Such things are even more important in water when there are no explicit signs or signals to tell everyone what to do. ...