Category Archives: Triathlon

Heart Rate Training – Part 1.

I want to spend time looking at the importance of heart rate training. Your heart rate is an insight as to what is happening in your body. A low resting heart rate indicates fitness, a higher than normal resting heart … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Understanding Heart Rate Zones.

I would encourage people training for a specific event to incorporate heart rate based training into their regime.  Without it, your training will tend to become one dimensional, you may train at a similar speed each run and never actually … Continue reading

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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

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Know your Muscles – Quadriceps.

Time to look at your Quadriceps. If you are seated, look down at your legs, and you will be looking at your quadriceps or quads. Your quads are responsible for extending your lower leg forward. Of the four quads, three … Continue reading

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How to prevent overtraining.

How to prevent overtraining. Read the previous article so that you are better able to recognise the symptoms involved. http://sbrsport.me/2014/05/04/signs-of-over-training/ Keep a training diary.  In your diary, you can record details such as your resting heart rate when you wake up … Continue reading

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The week before your big event.

With just one week before your big race, it is time to do a number of things that will enhance race day. You will now be scaling back on both distance and intensity of training. That means that your body … Continue reading

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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

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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

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