triathlon run workouts

5 Triathlon Running Workouts to Make the Most of Your Training

There is a general misconception that triathletes need a high volume of running miles to become efficient. By contrast, your triathlon running program should lean more on the site of quality over quantity of runs. You can get the most out of your run training by adapting triathlon running workouts to be more challenging, drill-oriented, and structured. These training sessions can dramatically improve your running economy by making you feel stronger, allowing you to maintain faster paces for longer. Here are five of our favorite triathlon running workouts to help mix up your training. Let’s go!   1. Hill Sprints… Read More »

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Why Runners Lift Weights and Weightlifters Run

Running and weightlifting might appear to be on completely different sides of the sports spectrum. But that doesn’t mean they can’t form a symbiotic relationship.  In fact, an increasing number of athletes are discovering the performance potential in this unique partnership. Runners who lift and weight lifters who run can improve their all-round performance—if the balance is right. Together, these two very different exercise disciplines can make you a much more rounded and effective athlete.  So, why exactly do runners lift weights and weightlifters run? Well, there’s an abundance of reasons. Below, we’ll look at each one of them.  How… Read More »

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Jogger’s Nipple? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Learn to prevent one of the most common issues among runners: “jogger’s nipple.” From toe blisters to cracked lips, runners encounter a host of bodily issues. These problems come in all sizes and often require adequate care and attention, especially among long-distance runners. Jogger’s nipple is one of those issues that frequently crops up. Also known as runner’s nipple, or by symptoms like nipple chafing or nipple bleeding, this abrasive skin irritation can become a serious problem that shouldn’t go ignored. Jump to: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment | Prevention What is Jogger’s Nipple? ca Jogger’s nipple is a term… Read More »

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Best Triathlon Running Shoes for 2022

Take these 7 triathlete-centric running shoes for a test run. With all the gear that goes into multisport, triathlon running shoes are one of the most important investments. Feeling confident on your feet in the last leg of the race is crucial to performing your best, not to mention feeling good logging all those training miles. Next to having a properly fit bike and wetsuit, quality running shoes are key. But when it comes to footwear, everyone has unique feet and shoe preferences – from zero-drop and cushy soles to wide toe boxes and weightless feel. Finding your best triathlon running… Read More »

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7 Plantar Fasciitis Stretches and Exercises to Help Get You Back to Running

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries. However, with the right plantar fasciitis exercises, you can overcome the debilitating pain this issue can have on training and performance. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results from inflammation of the tissue band under the foot, causing significant discomfort and even debilitating injury. The good news is that it’s relatively easy to treat by doing specific plantar fasciitis stretches and exercises, as well as getting ample rest. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis can sometimes ease while exercising, so it may be tempting for some runners and triathletes to… Read More »

Most Common Running Overuse Injuries

6 Common Running Overuse Injuries and How to Treat Them

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 »

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Hip Mobility Exercises for Cyclists, Runners, and Triathletes

While it should go without saying – hip mobility exercises are essential for high-level cyclists, runners, and triathletes. Restricted hip range-of-motion is the plague. Not only is it one of the most neglected and difficult areas to address, but hip dysfunctions can be a mysterious proponent of injury.  Here we share some of our favorite movements to free-up tight hips. By dedicating 15 minutes a day practicing some of these hip mobility exercises, you can experience wider hip range-of-motion, better glue activation, and greater efficiency in both your pedal stroke and your running stride. Even if you’re not injured, dabbling… Read More »

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The Science Behind The Bike to Run Transition

This article was written by and originally published at 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 »

Foundation Training

Foundation Training: The Art of the Injury-Proof Athlete

At one of his meetups in San Francisco, I was able to chat with Kona veteran and fitness guru Ben Greenfield about combating injuries. Immediately he brought-up the book Foundation Training, in which he advocates as a solid tool to become a more resilient and injury-free athlete. Coupled with a forward written by Lance Armstrong, I was compelled to give Foundation Training a try. I was sold on its potential after experimenting with a couple exercises.   “Foundation Training enabled me feel more grounded, poised, and confident to train.” More than just the next fitness fad, Foundation Training is quickly becoming a proliferated movement practice, and… Read More »

Strength Training for Triathlete Triathlon

Strength Training for Triathletes:
Rules of Resistance & Weight Training for Triathlon

Most triathlon coaches will agree, strength training for triathletes requires a unique approach compared to athletes who rely on explosive strength and fast-twitch power. In this post, we cover fundamental best practices to help you get the most from endurance-specific strength training. Do Triathletes Need to Lift Weights & Strength Train? Like most endurance events, triathlon is an incredibly repetitive sport. For many triathletes, constant training and racing can often lead to muscle weaknesses and imbalances over time. A fourth discipline to achieving longevity and success in triathlon is strength training. When properly executed for a targeted distance event(1), strength… Read More »

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