Tag Archives: triathlon

Taper Nutrition for Ironman – by Nicola Drabble.

Iron Man is just around the corner.  Although I’m not doing it, I will be down in PE supporting my fiancé Jonathan.  I feel like we have been eating, sleeping and breathing Iron Man since September and I have no … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Taper Nutrition for Ironman – by Nicola Drabble.

Getting Aero: Notes for Triathletes.

So, you are about to do a triathlon, and because you are not allowed to draft behind another cyclist, you are looking for as much of an aerodynamic advantage as possible. The following should help give you an idea of … Continue reading

Posted in Triathlon | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Getting Aero: Notes for Triathletes.

My Top 10 Swimming Tips.

We have a saying in our swim squad, and it goes like this, “If you fight the water, you will lose”. Swimming is all about grace, efficiency and glide. Here are some tips to get you going: Stretch your leading … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming., Triathlon | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on My Top 10 Swimming Tips.

Cervelo 2015 Time Trial Bike Range.

The new 2015 Cervelo range is landing shortly. Here are some of the details with regard to their Time Trial bike range. P5 – Expect to pay  over R 100k for this for standard shifters, and over 125k for Di2. … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling & Bike Setup., Product Review, Triathlon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cervelo 2015 Time Trial Bike Range.

Training and racing in hot weather.

It’s summer time and to make matters more interesting, roughly 3000 athletes are getting ready to race Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City. Unless the weather is exceptionally kind, you will most probably find yourself running in the heat toward midday. … Continue reading

Posted in Injury File, Product Review, Triathlon | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Training and racing in hot weather.

Swimming Training.

I have been coaching swimmers for the last 9 years with great success. Swimmers have gone on to compete in open water events such the Midmar mile, Midmar 8 Mile club, Sabrina Love Swim, and all the various triathlon distance swims … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming. | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Racing with SupaPiet.

Pieter Du Preez’s story needs to be told. Ten years ago while riding his bike a motorist knocked him over, and in the accident he broke, amongst other things, his neck. He is a C6 quadriplegic and is paralysed from his nipples … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration. | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Racing with SupaPiet.

Open Water Swimming.

So, you are getting ready for your first open water swim. Your swim will either take place as a unique swim event, or as the first part of a triathlon. You are in for a few challenges. The good thing … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming., Triathlon | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Open Water Swimming.

Triathlon Questions.

Triathlon Questions. SWIM QUESTIONS. Should I wear a wetsuit? Generally for Sea Swims, Yes. A wet suit will also help keep you warm in cold water.   Do I have to wear the swim cap? Yes. The colour provided to each triathlete is … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration., Nutrition, Running, Triathlon | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Triathlon Questions.

What Equipment will I need for a Triathlon?

What equipment will I need in order to do a Triathlon? SWIM •Swimsuit – pref Tri Suit. •Goggles •Goggle anti-fog drops •Towels (sit on in transition area, dry off, wipe feet) •Wetsuit •Swim cap •Sunscreen •Petroleum jelly (crotch, nipples, underarms) … Continue reading

Posted in Triathlon | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on What Equipment will I need for a Triathlon?