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Tip’s For First Timer’s Doing The Marlborough Woman’s Triathlon

With the Marlborough Woman’s Triathlon this weekend, I thought I’d put together some tips for some common questions. If you are a first timer and have a question not covered here, please reach out on Facebook with your question and I’ll update this article with an answer. If you’ve done the Marlborough Woman’s Triathlon before and have a tip to share, also touch base on Facebook and I’ll include your tip for the benefit of others.

Saturday Swim Session: Swim Golf

Swim Golf is a style of workout that you can use to enhance your efficiency and technique swimming. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Hand Paddles

These sessions develop your swimming specific strength, that will enable you to develop more power in your stroke. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Greg McMillan’s Best Fartlek Workout 4

This session is a great way to increase your lactate threshold. Use this session and the workouts published in the month of March to prepare yourself for some more focused speed work as you prepare for your race.

Week 10: McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women’s Triathlon Training Programme

I’ve prepared a twelve week training programme to prepare you for the McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women’s Triathlon. Each Thursday I will post it here for you to follow along with. This programme started on Monday 23 January 2017. The previous…

Saturday Swim Session: Enhancing Feel For The Water with IM

By including the other strokes in your training you can enhance your feel for the water and develop improved freestyle/front crawl technique as a result. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Greg McMillan’s Best Fartlek Workout 3

This session is a great way to improve your VO2 Max. Use this session and the workouts published in the month of March to prepare yourself for some more focused speed work as you prepare for your race.

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