The Need to Monitor Fitness Levels to Improve.

Being fit and healthy is a great way to spend free time – not just because it’s what the media is pushing on us, but it strengths you from the inside out and gives you a much better shot at a longer life compared to those who aren’t active and don’t do much moving around or […]

Triathlon Training – Swim Fast to Get Fast Part 2

By Gale Bernhardt

In an earlier column, I encouraged you to try some fast 25s to boost your swimming speed. People have been trying the workouts and, lo and behold, they are swimming faster. Excellent!

Now that you’ve mastered some of the shorter workouts, let’s bump the distance up some. Below […]

Triathlon Training – Swim Fast to Get Fast

By Gale Bernhardt

I completely agree that doing form drills to practice good swimming technique is critical to the process of becoming a faster swimmer. That written, you cannot expect that slow and purposeful drills will increase your sustained swimming speed if you never swim fast.

Certainly, a beginning swimmer […]

Triathlon Training – Strength training for distance runners

Can lifting weights help middle distance runners run faster or further with no corresponding improvements in aerobic fitness?

James Marshall looks at the evidence.

Resistance training (RT) takes many forms, including strength training, power training, plyometric training, muscular endurance and hypertrophy (increasing muscle size) work. Most of these forms, […]

Triathlon Races – ELEVEN names ironguides official coaches

September 21, 2010 – ironguides concluded a deal this past week to become the official coaching partner to the ELEVEN triathlon series.

ELEVEN represents 11global’s exciting long-term mission to provide an annual international Olympic-distance triathlon series that will culminate in age-group and relay team champions. 11global owner, Ryan Landy explains, “We strive to recalibrate the Olympic-distance experience […]