Mastering the Triathlon T1: Part 2 - Transition Area
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When you’re out of the water and surrounded by hundreds of slippery, slightly disoriented, emotionally-heightened athletes in various stages of control and orientation, your “go to” stabilizer will be your T1 plan.

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The two transition phases, T1 and T2, have been called the “fourth and fifth legs” of triathlon.

How to Legally Draft on the Bike in a Triathlon
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To those most intimate with the sport, drafting on the bike in triathlon is language to be feared.

Draft-legal races – meaning the ability to draft behind others on the bike leg without penalty – are few and far between in the triathlon world, especially in the United States.

Top 10 Checklist for a Smooth Triathlon Race Day
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It’s Race Day! (Finally). You’ve trained for months in preparation for this event so you want everything to go smoothly.

Use this checklist for race morning to ensure your race execution is flawless:

1. Check the Weather

How to Find Your Best Triathlon Pace
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In every facet of the endurance athletic world, pace is an athlete’s bread and butter. In triathlon, it is the sword the triathlete will live and die by.

The Top 3 Triathlon Metrics Most Triathletes Ignore But Shouldn’t – Part III
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Previously in this series, we’ve discussed the top three triathlon metrics most triathletes are ignoring but really shouldn’t.  So far we’ve covered Functional Threshold and Bike-to-Run Factor.

The Top 3 Triathlon Metrics Most Triathletes Ignore But Shouldn’t – Part II
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Yesterday I introduced the first of three triathlon metrics many triathletes are ignoring but shouldn’t: Functional Threshold. This is a key data metric athletes need to know to improve power capabilities in order to optimize their training and performance.

The Top 3 Triathlon Metrics Most Triathletes Ignore But Shouldn’t – Part I
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Swimming, biking, and running without the use of metrics may produce some improvements for the triathlete in training, but only to a moderate extent. If there’s one thing that’s been proven in the sport of triathlon, it’s that aimless training is substantially inefficient.

Fast before Far
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Traditional training principles and workouts in distance events often preach the theory that one must first conquer the desired distance and then work toward increasing speed and strength.

This may at first sound good and seem to make sense. But it can be short-sighted, self-defeating, and possibly even injury-inducing.

Why Triathlon Training Should be Fast Before Far and Strong Before Long – Part 2
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In this morning’s blog, we discussed two key reasons why “fast before far and strong before long” is a wiser, more productive training strategy: It emphasizes stamina over endurance and recovery over merely logging miles.

Here are two more crucial benefits:

1. Fast Before Far and Strong Before Long emphasizes proper form