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Triathlon Bike Posts

Clipless Pedals & Cleats: SPD vs SPD-SL vs Look vs Speedplay

how do clipless pedals work

For performance-minded cyclists and triathletes, clipless pedals are a no-brainer. The real decision making comes in choosing between the different types of clipless bike pedals, such as SPD pedals, LOOK pedals, and Speedplay pedals. Just as prices vary for different pedal options, so does performance and reliability. Common styles like SPD cleats and pedals have become a household name for their dependable and universal clipless design. But when considering all factors like weight, aerodynamics, and functionality, styles like SPD-SL and Speedplay Zero Aero are standout choices for triathlon and road cycling. Use this article as a guide into the best… Read More »

The Science Behind The Bike to Run Transition

t2 bike to run triathlon transition

This article was written by and originally published at MiddaughCoaching.com. As every triathlete knows, the bike to run transition can be a son of a motherless goat. A seasoned runner can be humbled to a shuffle as muscles recalibrate to different movement patterns. In this article, we are going to explore some reasons for this and some practical applications for your training to help improve T2.   Physiological Changes Triathlon running is known to be much harder than stand-alone running at the same speed. Oxygen consumption (V̇O2), respiratory frequency, ventilation rate, and heart rate are all increased especially during the… Read More »


Recent Recovery Posts


6 Common Running Overuse Injuries and How to Treat Them

Most Common Running Overuse Injuries

Running is a vital aspect of many athletes’ training and livelihood. But running can also take a heavy toll on one’s body. Runners are used to having minor body aches and pains from time to time, but a running injury is an entirely different story. More than 80 percent of running injuries1 are caused by repetitive stress on certain parts of the body. And believe it or not, even pro runners and athletes still succumb to these overuse injuries. Below are six of the most common overuse injuries in runners and how to deal with them.   1. IT Band… Read More »


7 Most Common Sports Injuries That Triathletes Encounter

Common Triathlon Injuries Triathlete Injury

Triathlon is a great sport to keep active, but it is also one of the most physically exerting sports out there. The combination of running, cycling, and swimming can really push your body to the limit, and sometimes past its breaking point. Injuries are commonplace in triathlon. Triathletes expose themselves to the full spectrum of sports injuries, particularly those that involve muscle overuse and overtraining.   7 Common Triathlon Injuries Let’s take a look at some of the common sports injuries triathletes have to deal with. 1. Knee Injuries A large percentage of sports injuries involve the lower body, and… Read More »


Featured Product Reviews

Clipless Pedals & Cleats: SPD vs SPD-SL vs Look vs Speedplay

how do clipless pedals work

For performance-minded cyclists and triathletes, clipless pedals are a no-brainer. The real decision making comes in choosing between the different types of clipless bike pedals, such as SPD pedals, LOOK pedals, and Speedplay pedals. Just as prices vary for different pedal options, so does performance and reliability. Common styles like SPD cleats and pedals have become a household name for their dependable and universal clipless design. But when considering all factors like weight, aerodynamics, and functionality, styles like SPD-SL and Speedplay Zero Aero are standout choices for triathlon and road cycling. Use this article as a guide into the best… Read More »

12 Best Triathlon Watches for Multisport Athletes

best triathlon watches multisport gps

Choosing the best triathlon watch depends on a number of multisport features and personal preferences. Watch design, user interface, heart rate, GPS, water resistance, and device connectivity are some of the most important benchmarks when researching triathlete-friendly multisport watches. But let’s be real. The triathlon watches are not cheap. Beyond GPS, multisport compatibility, and design, price is one of the biggest variables when shopping for the best triathlon watch to meet your needs. To help you narrow your search for the right triathlon watch to match your needs and budget, we’ve assembled a list of the best multisport watches organized… Read More »


Triathlon Inspiration Posts

What’s a Quadrathlon?
Events, Distances, and Race Formats

quadrathlon events races distances swimming kayaking running cycling

Under-recognized as a genre-defying level-up from triathlon, quadrathlon is a unique multisport event comprised of four disciplines in the order of swimming, kayaking, cycling, and running. Quadrathlon is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for several decades and even has a few governing bodies, mostly across Europe. But for most endurance and multisport athletes, the concept of a 4-discipline quadrathlon event is entirely novel and highly enticing. It’s becoming more and more common to see unconventional triathlon events that include alternative disciplines, like paddling, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. These multisport events typically take the shape of the surrounding terrain… Read More »

Helen Murray’s “Inside Tri Show” Makes Waves in the Triathlon Podcasting World

Inside Tri Show Triathlon Podcast

The Inside Tri Show, one of the newest and most prolific triathlon podcasts, celebrates one year by logging its 53rd episode this November. “This is just the start,” says Helen Murray, host of the UK-based Inside Tri Show podcast which is a year old this month.  Murray Goes Full-Steam With Her Own Podcast Murray, who is a keen age group triathlete herself, launched her weekly triathlon show in November 2019, after 5 years as a co-host on another podcast.   “It’s always scary to make a change and you’re never too sure how things will turn out, or if people will… Read More »


Master the Triathlon Swim

7 Tips for Improving Your Open Water Swimming Breathing

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Perhaps you’ve ever gulped a mouthful of water whilst open water swimming. If so, then you’ve experienced first-hand how different breathing mechanics can be in open water. Sure, you may have mastered breathing in the controlled environment of a pool, but add howling winds, bobbing waves, freezing water, and a swarm of competitors into the mix, and you’ll quickly realize that open water breathing is a different ball game altogether. One of the key aspects of improving your open water swimming could actually come down to weight management. Because this post focuses on breathing tips, take a look at this… Read More »

What is Scapular Winging? See Exercises to Fix Scapular Dyskinesis/Winging

what is scapular winging swimming

Summarized in simple terms, scapular winging is a movement dysfunction of the shoulder blade. A normally functioning scapula rests on the rib cage during all movements. Yet, with scapular dyskinesis, the shoulder blade comes off the rib cage. Perhaps, you or a friend, has once shown the other what crazy stuff they can do with their shoulder blade. As things go, some people can force their scapula to wing. I remember a soccer teammate in my youth who got some serious fame for it. There are two types of scapular winging: Medial Scapular Winging: the inside of the scapula lifts… Read More »


Strength & Injury Prevention

6 Common Running Overuse Injuries and How to Treat Them

Most Common Running Overuse Injuries

Running is a vital aspect of many athletes’ training and livelihood. But running can also take a heavy toll on one’s body. Runners are used to having minor body aches and pains from time to time, but a running injury is an entirely different story. More than 80 percent of running injuries1 are caused by repetitive stress on certain parts of the body. And believe it or not, even pro runners and athletes still succumb to these overuse injuries. Below are six of the most common overuse injuries in runners and how to deal with them.   1. IT Band… Read More »

7 Most Common Sports Injuries That Triathletes Encounter

Common Triathlon Injuries Triathlete Injury

Triathlon is a great sport to keep active, but it is also one of the most physically exerting sports out there. The combination of running, cycling, and swimming can really push your body to the limit, and sometimes past its breaking point. Injuries are commonplace in triathlon. Triathletes expose themselves to the full spectrum of sports injuries, particularly those that involve muscle overuse and overtraining.   7 Common Triathlon Injuries Let’s take a look at some of the common sports injuries triathletes have to deal with. 1. Knee Injuries A large percentage of sports injuries involve the lower body, and… Read More »


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