Speed Training

The role of the arms is to stabilize the torso so that power can continue to be efficiently transferred through the hips. It is this ability to transfer power effectively through the center of mass that not only improves rate of acceleration, but also facilitates reaching maximum velocity, maintaining those top speeds and reducing the rate of deceleration.

So, as you can see, the arms both directly and indirectly influence the ability to run fast.

Now let’s get into the specifics of improving our arm action.

When running, it’s very important to keep your hands relaxed. Think about holding a potato chip in each hand. No matter how hard yourun, no matter how tired you get, you can’t clench your hands so that the potato chip breaks. This is a good way of thinking about howloose your hands should be at all times when running. When you start to clench … Read the rest

Plan Winter Triathlon Training

Low profile Training

In the winters your body is going to be losing a lot of heat and in order to maintain your body temperature your body would be using a lot of energy – hence, you would naturally feel exerted. Therefore, when exercising during this season you should make sure that you don’t exercise too much. If possible try to keep a tab on your heart beat using a monitor.

Become a perfectionist

This isn’t exactly the best time to try and improve on a new skill or technique. Instead you should try and improve on the skills that you’ve already spent the entire summer training on. No one’s telling you not to try something new – go ahead! But, focus on what you already know.

Running

All Triathlon events feature running as an event and hence you should train yourself during the winter. This would surely build up … Read the rest