Ironman Training: Don’t let hydration crisis derail your Ironman

By Chris Carmichael Coming into a major event like an Ironman triathlon, you have likely left very little to chance. Your hydration and nutrition strategy has been tested in training, your equipment has been scrutinized for optimal fit and comfort, and you’ve been focused on your training for many months. That level of preparation maximizes the chances that your race …

Perfecting Your Flip Turn: How to be smooth, graceful and avoid cracking your heals on the wall.

By Natalie Bojko, CTS Senior Coach Even the most experienced triathletes can benefit from flip turns. Learning to manage and balance your body in different positions as well as incorporating other strokes into your weekly workouts can benefit as much as wearing your wet suit. Learning to flip turn also requires breath control and will enhance the aerobic component of …

Using a 70.3 to Optimize Your Ironman, Part II: Training Between Your 70.3 and Ironman

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Completing a 70.3 Ironman race should be a positive and encouraging experience, one that helps provide confidence in your abilities as a triathlete. As I mentioned in Part I of this article, during a pre-Ironman 70.3 you can learn a great deal about how your body responds to competition, and particularly how your current …

Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit?

  I’m relatively new to triathlon and to serious training. Over the past several months I’ve been making steady progress, and recently I’ve noticed that I’ve started sweating more. The conditions (temp and humidity) are about the same as they’ve been, but I’m sweating a lot more. Does that mean I’m getting more fit?  – Jackie Gallagher, training for my …

Get it Together with Brick Training

By Chris Carmichael and CTS Premier Coach Nick White Brick workouts. Most triathletes are familiar with these multi-discipline workouts, but too often, athletes only utilize brick workouts in the final preparation for racing. That’s unfortunate because using them throughout the year can be very beneficial to your triathlon-specific fitness.    Why do “Bricks” need to be incorporated in a training program? …