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220 Beginners Guide to Triathlon220 Beginners Guide to Triathlon

220 Beginners Guide to Triathlon 220 Beginners Guide to Triathlon

220 Triathlon's Beginner's Guide to Triathlon will make your entry to triathlon a successful and enjoyable one. This 132-page special edition gives you all the training, gear and nutrition advice you need to become a triathlete in 2019. INSIDE YOU'LL DISCOVER… - How to choose your first triathlon - Step-by-step drills to make front-crawl swimming easy and fast - Sub-£500 road bikes that are comfortable and swift - Simple techniques to increase bike confidence – and speed - Delicious recipes to boost energy and lose weight - How to run fast off the bike - Essential race-day tips - And much, much more

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from the editor...

Congratulations – by buying The Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon, brought to you by 220 Triathlon magazine, you’re that bit closer to completing your first swim, bike and run event. And without blowing our multisport trumpet too loudly, we’re confident we can guide you from dreams to reality as our monthly offering has been helping triathletes achieve their goals for nearly 30 years. In that time, Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee has regularly offered his training advice, while Ironman Hawaii winner Chrissie Wellington has been our exclusive columnist. There’s more about 220 to your left but, for now, enjoy this beginner’s guide… and taking those first steps toward the finish line. THREE STEPS TO REACHING YOUR GOALS GEAR ESSENTIALS Triathletes love their gear but, while a certain amount of kit’s necessary, it doesn’t need to…

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10 TO TRY HEVER CASTLE TRIATHLON 22-23 Sept 2018 Range of distances including starter sprint (200m swim / 13km bike / 2km run) and super-sprint (400m swim / 20km bike / 4km run) Since 2009, the Hever Castle Triathlon has established itself as an essential fixture on the UK multisport circuit. The race is the UK’s second-largest triathlon and is also the biggest children’s triathlon in the world thanks to 2,000 junior racers. The location has plenty of quirks for athletes and supporters, from searching for the ghost of Anne Boleyn to spotting filming locations used in the fantasy classic," The Princess Bride. castletriathlonseries.co.uk AJ BELL LONDON TRIATHLON 4-5 August Range of distances including super-sprint (400m swim / 10km bike / 2.5km run) and sprint (750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run) The London Triathlon is a biggy…

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which distance should you race?

SUPERSPRINT TO TRY Blenheim Triathlon, 1-3 June 2018, has a super-sprint option in stunning surroundings that you’ll remember long after race day SUPERSPRINT SWIM 400m BIKE 10km RUN 2.5km A great entry point to tri, giving you the chance to experience the three disciplines together without having to put in hours of training. Finish one and you’ll be a triathlete! What’s a good time? Anything under 1hr and you’re flying. Plenty of beginners just aim to have fun and complete rather than compete, so enjoy! SPRINT SWIM 750m BIKE 20km RUN 5km Often the shortest option at many events, but long enough to give you the chance to really experience triathlon, so you’ll need to incorporate tri- specific skills such as brick sessions into your training. What’s a good time? Come in under 90mins and you…

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triathlon terminology

“Bonking refers to a rapid depletion of energy” At some point on your journey to becoming a triathlete, you’ll have a conversation with a fellow athlete and have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. Don’t worry. It’s all part of the learning curve, and before long you’ll be throwing terms together that’ll make newbies’ eyes water. To help you on your way, here’s a list of some of the key terms to help ease your transition into tri… AEROBARS Also known as tri-bars, these are the special aerodynamic handlebars used in racing. AEROBIC The use of oxygen in the body’s energy-generating process. Aerobic exercise involves or improves oxygen consumption by the body. Exercise intensity is usually moderate. ANAEROBIC When your body produces energy without utilising oxygen, stimulated by exercise that’s at high intensity. BASE TRAINING Low-intensity training that…

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“i just pretend i’m a kid again. it’s pure joy”

“I’ve never had a coach – my coach is the man upstairs” SISTER MADONNA BUDER Sister Madonna Buder is the world’s oldest Ironman finisher (Canada, 2012, aged 82), and has competed in 45 Ironman-distance races since picking up the sport in 1982. I didn’t choose triathlon – it chose me. I was introduced to running by a priest in 1977. It made no sense to me until he told me that running harmonises mind, body and soul. That caught my attention, so I went out and tried it. He told me to keep at it and after a few weeks I’d feel the runner’s high. To this day I’m not sure if I know what the runner’s high is, but I know what the low is for sure. I found out about triathlon from…

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“having a target has helped me recover”

DAVE FLETCHER Dave Fletcher, 39, is a HGV driver from Hull, where he lives with his fiancée Angela and their 11-yearold son Lee. “I can’t be doing with people telling me what to do” I was first diagnosed with cancer when I was 21. I had an egg-shaped lump on the side of my neck. Turns out it was Hodgkin Lymphoma. I’ve since been diagnosed a further four times – an 11cm tumour wrapped around my right kidney, skin cancer on my cheek, testicular cancer and, just last year, germ cell cancer. It doesn’t run in my family, just me! I’ve always loved running, but my brother was really into triathlon and said ‘you’ve got to give it a go’. I was like, ‘I can’t swim, Rob!’ But I gave it a bash and…