Triathlon Plus - - WELCOME - Debbi Marco, Editor

With the odds slashed on a white Christ­mas, the fore­cast means only one thing for triath­letes; grey slush mak­ing cy­cling out­side im­pos­si­ble, how­ever warm your gear.

But, we’re one step ahead of the book­ies and have rounded up 15 of the best turbo train­ers (p60) to see which will keep your bike fit­ness up to speed with­out you hav­ing to step foot out­side. While you’re think­ing about workingout in­doors, take some time to try com­plex train­ing (p38). Us­ing sets of con­trast­ing ex­er­cise, com­bin­ing ply­o­met­ric moves with more tra­di­tional strength ex­er­cises, com­plex train­ing has proven to in­crease power and per­for­mance in triath­letes.

If you’re han­ker­ing af­ter some win­ter sun, you’d be wise to en­ter our com­pe­ti­tion (p56) to win six nights in Mal­lorca with en­try to the Powerman Duathlon in Fe­bru­ary. Sun and warmth is al­most guar­an­teed. Plus it’s a great way to keep an eye on your fit­ness, which as our guest club, Clapham Chasers, point out, is im­por­tant. Fol­low their top coaches’ ad­vice on bench­mark­ing through the colder months to en­sure your PB tar­gets don’t slip off track, and pick up some nifty trail run­ning tips to max­imise your time out­side.

Keep up the good work and en­joy the is­sue.

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