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Different Seasons in Triathlon Training

Andrei Lozovik

Different Seasons in Triathlon Training

Triathlon training has seasons just like any other sport. Sports such as football, basketball, and baseball have a fixed series of months that their sport plays games and then there is an end of season championship. Triathlon does the same thing. Since triathlon is an individual sport there are multiple different events to enter and multiple different types of championships. The same is true for all of these, they all have seasons. Offseason or Out-of-Season  The first season is the offseason or some call the out season. This is the time to work on specific skills in your triathlon training....

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Ten Steps to Improving Your Triathlon Swim

Andrei Lozovik

Ten Steps to Improving Your Triathlon Swim

As technical as the sport of swimming can be, it is tough to narrow down the answer to the often-asked question, "what should I concentrate on?" So, I came up with a "top ten" list of steps to improving your swim for a triathlon. These aren't necessarily in any order but should go a long way in helping you achieve your goals, whether you are a beginner or trying to go pro. 1. Hand Entry. Slice your hand into the water right about at your goggle line, and drive it forward. Many swimmers attempt to get as much "air time"...

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Equipment for Your First Triathlon

Andrei Lozovik

Equipment for Your First Triathlon

How do you decide what equipment you need for your very first triathlon? The equipment required for a triathlon can be a daunting task for the beginner triathlete. It is not just what is required; it is the number of different options that are out there to choose from. If you flick through any triathlon magazine, there are a multitude of different items to choose from, and often you close the magazine more confused than when you opened it.The common questions regarding the type of triathlon equipment are:- What bike should I get?- Do I need a wetsuit?- What clothes...

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Rest in Triathlon Training

Andrei Lozovik

Rest in Triathlon Training

You need rest in your triathlon training to be successful and to achieve all of your goals. Even professional triathletes need rest in their training. I have even heard of triathletes attempting to maintain 10-12 hours of sleep per night. For most of us, this is not feasible with our family, work, and training schedules. I know that rest seems counter-intuitive for better results. It seems that you should push your body to its limits every day and see your gains come through this type of training. The issue is that you will burn out before you see your ultimate...

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The Quest in Triathlon Training

Andrei Lozovik

The Quest in Triathlon Training

Remember Don Quixote? He was this guy who imagined this mighty quest ahead of him. I think triathlon, especially amateur triathlon is like that. There is no one forcing you to get on this quest. There is no one pushing you to continue this quest. However, the quest is still there and is still looming out ahead. If you can grasp this quest in your life then it will especially be rewarding.Some triathletes are simply in it for a once a year thrill. Others are in it to resurrect some far gone athletic hope. For others, it is a quest...

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