Triathlon Articles

Learn about proper training, form, pace, and more in these running articles.

An Expert's Guide on How to Train for Your First Triathlon
By Christina Scannapiego, active.com
Ready to tackle a triathlon? Here are the most important tips to keep in mind when you're training.
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How to Stay Motivated Through the Fall
By Fara Rosenzweig, active.com
As the seasons change, so does our motivation to keep our fitness on track. Embrace the fall weather and keep moving with these motivators.
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9 Common Triathlon Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
By Marty Munson, active.com
Everybody makes mistakes on race day, but this checklist can help you avoid classic triathlon errors, which will help you complete your triathlon smarter — and faster.
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How Walking in a Triathlon Helps You Finish Faster
By Marty Munson, active.com
The walk/run technique is a popular trend in the world of runners, but now it's starting to make its way into the triathlon world. See if this racing style will work for you.
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10 Tips For Your First Triathlon
By Marty Munson, active.com
No matter what the race, it is hard to know what to expect your first time. Here are some easy ways to help you be confident at the starting line of your first triathlon.
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5 Fall Fitness Tips
By Michael Clarke, active.com
It's hard to stay active when the temperature drops in the fall. Use these five tips to keep motivation high.
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4 Tips to Improve Your Freestyle Stroke
By Nicole Morell, active.com
Freestyle is one of most recognized swim strokes, but that doesn't mean we all take like fish to water when it comes to form. Here are four tips to help improve your stroke.
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3 Easy Ways to Promote Family Fitness
By Scott Yorko, active.com
Spread the joy of fitness and share your healthy, active lifestyle with your kids. Use these simple tips to get your whole family into the habit of working out.
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A Coach's Guide to a Faster Triathlon Swim Time
By Nicole Morell, For Active.com
Swimming might be just one leg of a triathlon, but with its place in the beginning of the race it can set you ahead or leave you struggling to catch up. Learn how to strengthen your swim by following these easy tips.
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Cycling Tips for New Triathletes: Getting Up to Speed
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
From choosing the right gear to tackling the hills, learn to ride like a pro with these tips.
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Fast, Effective Indoor Bicycle Trainer Workouts
By Chuck Scott, For Active.com
Find out how to get the maximum benefit from your indoor bicycle trainer workouts with these tips from pro triathlete and coach Lesley Patterson.
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How to Improve in the Offseason
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
You've hit the big finish line. Now what? Here's what to focus on to keep your mind and body strong so you can do even better next time.
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A Hiker's Guide to Snowshoeing
By Mackenzie Lobby, For Active.com
Hikers in search of a winter activity never fear. Learn why snowshoeing is an ideal cross-training tool that will prepare you for warmer weather hikes.
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How to Make the Most of Your Offseason
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
Here are tips and tricks to take time off from racing without ending up grumpy, lazy — or unfit.
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Set Up Your Race Season the Smart Way
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
Is your short course race schedule setting you up for success or burnout? Here are tips on setting up a race season that's ideal for you.
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Base Building 101: Use Moderate Workouts to Build a Great Foundation
By Marty Munson, For Active.com
You can lay the groundwork for a fast season with some moderate-intensity training. Here's what you need to know about those base-building workouts that may seem too easy.
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