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A selection of the latest triathlon news and blog posts.

Jen Annett Has Eyes Set On Kona And IRONMAN Win After clocking several bike-course records then getting a disappointing mechanical on the bike in Hawaii in October, Canadian pro Jen Annett is raring to go after her season goals.

Upgraded Your Gear? Consider Upgrading Your Airline Ticket Too Scoring an airline upgrade-be it through credit card points, status, or cold hard cash-may mean arriving rested and ready at your goal race. The good news is that airlines are trying to "out amenity" each other.

70.3 Training Plan: A 20 Weeks to Your First Half-Ironman – Triathlete This 70.3 training plan is designed for first-time half Ironman participants who want to do just enough training for a successful finish. This 70.3 training plan is designed for first-time half Ironman participants who want to do just enough training for a successful finish.

Swim Workout for Triathletes: Think Fast! – Triathlete Changing up speeds and effort during workouts will help keep you from hitting a plateau in the water-both mentally and physically.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK Are Calling On People To 'Keep 'Em Peeled For Perry'. Fencing, life rings, throw lines, signage - these are just some of the public rescue equipment and safety features regularly seen next to bodies of water and waterways right across the UK. The Royal Life Saving Society UK want to know… whatever the equipment might be, wherever it might be, what state is it in and is it fit for purpose?

High altitude training with the world’s best triathletes - Triathlon.org As the 2019 season launches, we focus the lens on the high performance teams, all around the world, who are training in volume and strength to prepare. All teams and athletes with unique schedules and aims for the year ahead.

These 4 Isometric Exercises Will Make You a Better Athlete– Triathlete These static exercises target key muscles and prepare you safely for dynamic, explosive moves, and better running. Isometric exercises, also known as static strength training, are contractions of a particular muscle for an extended period of time. You get into a fixed position and hold it for as long as you can.

Triathlon Transition Rules Everyone Should Know– Triathlete Put your dry clothes and backpacks off to the side too, out of the lane of traffic, or give them to a friend. Use your Type A personality here. Rule #3: Headphones and chatting are fine before a race, but not during. Rule #4: Share information. Know when your wave starts, where the bathrooms are, or if it's a no-wetsuit swim.

Zone 2 Training in Triathlon: Why Is It Important?– Triathlete Zone 2 training might not feel as gratifying as a tough interval session, but it's vital to your success in triathlon. In the sport of triathlon, there's a big emphasis on going fast, dropping the hammer, and feeling the burn.

New film follows five Kenyan athletes breaking the ceiling to reach Pontevedra - Triathlon.org A new documentary highlighting both the determination of, and obstacles faced by, a group of athletes from a poor neighbourhood in Nairobi tells the inspirational story of the five young Keyan's journeys to this year's Pontevedra Multisport World Championships.

IRONMAN Announces Four Finalist Cities For New 2020 Race The new event, expected to take place in late-Spring / early-Summer of 2020, will be the first brand-new full-distance IRONMAN triathlon introduced in the United States since 2014, expanding the series in the Central United States. IRONMAN officials will be visiting these four cities during the next month as the selection process continues.

If you never try, you'll never know Going from middle of the pack to Kona qualifier is an attainable goal for most triathletes. Five tips on how to make the Ironman World Championship dream a reality.

Wrochna raves again! The Triathlon World Podcast The Triathlon World Podcast is back and sounding downright classy. Kevin Mackinnon and Phil Wrochna chat all things triathlon as they discuss Craig Alexander's big win, Challenge Melbourne, another positive test in cycling and all kinds of craziness in the new "Did you see?" feature.

TrainerRoad Opens Up New Outside Workouts Feature, Outlines Bike Computer Integration Last week TrainerRoad semi-quietly announced outside workouts for some of their structured workouts. I say 'semi-quietly' as they announced it on their popular forums. It's there that they detailed how it works, as well as allowed anyone to join the beta program.

5 Nutrition Tips for Triathletes– Triathlete You know how to swim, bike, and run, but when it comes to nutrition you're struggling to get it right. Here are some top nutrition tips for triathletes. All too often I see hard-working and dedicated triathletes come into my nutrition practice office suffering needlessly due to inadequate hydrating.

The "Why" Behind SRAM's PowerTap Acquisition SRAM already has a fleet of power meter options with its Quarq brand, so why purchase PowerTap? The answer lies in its pedal-based power meter technology. In among the flurry of news coming out of Sea Otter Classic last week was the tidbit that SRAM had purchased PowerTap from Saris.

Gardening for Athletes: The Benefits of Growing Your Food – Triathlete Take locally sourced food to the next level by growing your own. As triathletes, we love control-and that can extend into the foods we put into our bodies. Sure, buying organic at the grocery store is great-the produce has obviously met certain standards that control the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Alexander and Jerzyk tops in Liuzhou Craig Alexander proved that age is just a number with a nice win that looked eerily similar to the way we used to see him dominate half-distance racing, while Agnieszka Jerzyk was untouchable in the women's race at Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou.

Swim Cord Exercises You Can Do Anywhere – Triathlete Five-time world champion Lesley Paterson introduces us to swim strength exercises you can do anywhere using a cord. Doing these exercises will not only help you become stronger, but they'll also help you to break down phases of your stroke and have a stronger overall technique.

Sea Otter Sports Tech Update: 4iiii, Acer/Xplova, Barfly, Bryton, K-Edge, Stages, Wahoo Last week was the annual Sea Otter Classic cycling festival. It's part trade show, part consumer show, and part bike racing scene. Also, there's free beer at sunset at the CLIF bar booth…and you get a free metal cup for drinking said beer. Just sayin'.

Polar OH1+, Swimming Heart Rate Monitor Review – Triathlete The new Polar OH1+ is designed to be a swimming heart rate monitor that will accurately track heart rate while swimming, and it performs well under strenuous training conditions. Directions are simple and easy to get started right out of the box.

Sanders suffers sacral fracture Lionel Sanders will be off running for nine to 12 weeks because of a sacral fracture.

Carbs, Calories, or Keto? What's the best way to lose weight? A look at the current diet controversy regarding high fat diets.

Epic Images From Spain's Challenge Salou Triathlon Challenge Salou is the main triathlon event of the Costa Daurada area, in Catalonia, Spain, with more than 1,500 people competing across seven different races. Catalan triathlete Judith Corachán defended her title in the women's half-iron distance race with a finishing time of 04:16:58.

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