220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon September 2017

220 Triathlon is the UK’s No.1 selling Triathlon magazine and brings together all the finest elements of the world’s fastest growing sport in a visually stunning and practical format.

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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor...

Technique. Surely the best way to get faster, yet often the most frustrating thing to spend time on. After all, who doesn’t love smashing a training session, getting the endorphins going and seeing the results rack up on Garmin Connect or Strava? Spending time unpicking your swim, bike or run technique and then painstakingly correcting it though... Yep, that’s hard. Believe me, it’s definitely worth it though when it all comes together. In this issue we have a focus on bike technique (p40) but after spending my summer hols on a Swimquest training camp, my focus is now on improving my swim, namely my insanely droppy elbows. Whatever you’re working on, good luck – and stick with it!…

1 min.
things you shouldn’t miss this month

ESSENTIAL BIKE SKILLS Having powerful legs is no good if you freak every time you see a corner or freeze up on descents. Master all these skills with our guide on p40. 20-MINUTE POWER MEALS There’s no excuse for troughing a sugar and additive-laden ready meal when we have these quick and satisfying recipes for you on p99. BEAT STOMACH TROUBLE Nothing kills a PB faster than ending up doubled over with tummy cramps. Dave Scott shares his tips for avoiding race-day gastric distress on p102. Subscriber update: From the 16/08/2017 we will be moving our customer service operations. This will not affect your magazine subscription and you don’t need to take any action. From this date your personal data together with any other data relating to your subscription will be held and processed by our…

3 min.
the best triathlon kit reviews

We take gear testing seriously – you need to know that the kit you buy will help you reach your goals in all three disciplines and work as hard as you on race day. Our test team is made up of experienced triathletes, cyclists and runners who test each product that appears in 220 to the max during training and racing, rating it honestly for performance and value. ROB BANINO Former 220 deped Rob has been riding and racing bikes on and off-road for over 20 years. September goals Scheduling in plenty of off-road sportives for the upcoming off-season. JACK SEXTY A serious triathlete since blowing his student loan on a bike, sub-2hr Olympic athlete Jack moved to Ironman last year in Lanza. September goals To qualify for the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Worlds at 70.3 Weymouth. HELEN…

1 min.
the big pic

1 min.
should you ditch the pre-training coffee?

Strategic use of caffeine has long been associated with boosting fat burning, improving focus, lowering perception of fatigue and generating greater power. So all good. Well maybe not according to recent research out of Brazil, which showed that caffeine prevents positive changes in muscle associated with high-intensity training. Rodents were split into groups that ranged from no activity and sipping water to intense running on 8mg caffeine per kilogramme bodyweight. Professor Nelson Viera and his team observed that caffeine blunted the activity of two key enzymes involved in muscular contraction. They also analysed the rats’ cardiac muscle, which revealed caffeine prevented positive growth. Both of these are clearly detrimental to performance, though the researchers highlight that chronic caffeine use elicits a worse effect than acute use, i.e. solely for racing or tough…

3 min.
the sour grapes of roth

“You don’t see Roger Federer soaking up the pre-match atmosphere” TIM HEMING Cutting through the spin of tri to address the issues that matter, Tim is also a sports journalist for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. Daniela Ryf is the most dominant woman in Ironman since Chrissie Wellington. If she stays healthy and motivated, the two-time world champion and course record holder in Hawaii looks capable of far surpassing the Brit’s four Kona titles. Another legend of the island, six-time winner Dave Scott, believes she earns around $2million a year. And with men’s long-distance tri in rude health thanks to Jan Frodeno, and the anticipation of Javier Gomez and Alistair Brownlee going long, the Swiss is the women’s torchbearer. Yet having triumphed at Challenge Roth in Germany in July, Ryf’s modus operandi…