Keeping training on plan and IRONMAN specific as well as conquering the open water are two big considerations for IRONMAN athletes in their final block of training. Maintaining focus in training and overcoming a huge barrier to IRONMAN events (the open water swim) can prove problematic for some athletes. In this blog we' will try to guide you through these two areas of your preparation.Read More
Once in a while with training, it is good to learn a new trick. This blog will help you get to grips with the benefits of learning to dive and also the basic coaching points associated!Read More
Having attempted Session 1 let's perhaps move on to three specific parts of open water to work out how to progress with your open water skills, confidence and performance.Read More
Here is a quick set to consider doing before you next open water session – This is more than just trying to get as many loops done as you can!
The purpose of this session is to have awareness of different speeds while you are swimming. Throughout the whole session you will have to be sighting and you may even get the opportunity to settle into some drafting if you find another swimmer who is swimming at the right pace for you.Read More
Here we break down what that formidable 1-hour IRONMAN swim looks like to help make the impossible become seemingly possible. For many people dipping below the hour is a fantastic accolade and will help you get out on the bike ahead of the madness that is the large group of athlete swimming just over one hour. Is it all to do with being a great swimmer, or is there more to it than that?Read More
Have you ever come back from the off season and had your trusty triathlon buddy come back better than you? You know the scenario, you were always neck and neck in training sessions, that one person you could gauge whether you were improving or not by being able to keep up with them....and then suddenly, come Spring time - it's like they have been secretly training all winter and have left you behind!Read More
We all know that to improve your swim performance one of the key things to do is swim more (sorry folks!), but there are a couple of other things that you can do as well as making that almost daily visit to the pool.
Here we show you three key exercises that will help your swimming.Read More
In swimming, we often hear about how important the catch phase is. It is as we understand critical to the success of our stroke. However by far the most common fault amongst our Holiday Guests in Portugal this year was a lack of a finish to their stroke. But why?Read More
Swimming is often referred to as the most technical of the triathlon disciplines. As much as I agree with that sentiment, I only agree with it if you are not already an accomplished swimmer. Many an athlete has come to triathlon off the back of a strong swimming background, only to be a bit challenged by running or biking. Swim like a fish, run or bike with some difficulties, so in the case of these athletes the original statement does not hold true.Read More
Our new coaches are currently being introduced to how a Tri Training Harder coach approaches coaching a group and our Swim Clinics are now under way with more dates to come over the coming weeks until Christmas.Read More