Mas­ter one pool trick to swim faster ON THE COVER

Triathlon Plus - - Contents - El­iz­a­beth Hufton Edi­tor

Speed up (and show off) with our sim­ple guide to tum­ble turns

one of the re­ally great things about triathlon is the huge va­ri­ety of people you meet at races. You’ve got people who take it up for a bet. People who haven’t trained at all. People rac­ing on shop­ping bikes. In­jured run­ners. Re­tired rugby play­ers... or people who’ve tried ev­ery fit­ness chal­lenge un­der the sun and want to add tri to that list.

So when we’re giv­ing ad­vice to new­com­ers to triathlon, where do we start? Be­fore my own first triathlon in 2008, I’d run sev­eral marathons and com­muted 12 miles by bike ev­ery day. I didn’t need to be told how to do in­ter­val train­ing – but I had plenty to learn about triathlon (and still do). You might be in a sim­i­lar po­si­tion, or you might never have pulled on a pair of train­ers in your life. Wher­ever you’re start­ing from, I hope that in this guide you’ll find a train­ing plan to suit: we’ve got three, each six weeks long, to get you go­ing. When you’re ready to move on to your next tri – which I re­ally hope you will – you’ll find plenty of ad­vice in Triathlon Plus each month, as well as free train­ing plans and tips on­line at triradar.com. Happy rac­ing!

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