If you are trying to work out your transition from your training plan or your trisuit from your wetsuit then we are able to help

Based in central France we have the perfect facilities on our doorstep to be able to support you through the steep learning curve but all the time ensuring that everyone has fun.

What can be so hard about triathlon?  I saw a t-shirt recently that said 'Triathlon, why be bad at one sport when you can be bad at three'. Each discipline has its own skills, for swimming efficiency is key, cycling you need to understand gears and good positioning on the bike.  Running comes back to technique and measured effort.  Most people train for the actual physical side of triathlon and forget about transitions, its so easy to gain a few minutes without actually getting fitter just by practicing the skill of this key element of triathlon.

Key areas to consider during your training sessions help you get faster (remember faster means you get to sit down sooner!) would be:

Swimming - see if someone will film you in the pool from above, underwater front and side so you can see what to work on with your stroke, dont just try and force your way through a swim, make it easier by becoming more streamlined, water is nearly 800 times more dense than air and we all know how hard it is to ride with a headwind

Cycling - position is key on a bike, get the right position and you will be able to ride all day.  You don't have to spend hundreds of pounds on a bike fit to get the correct position just talk to someone with a few years experience of cycling to get a solid start point.  Another way is to have your bike on a turbo trainer with a mirror to the side so you actually see what is happening when you pedal, make sure your legs are not squashed up at the bottom of the stroke and equally you dont want your knees locked out. Don't forget the forward and rearward position of the seat to find comfortable distance to the handlebars for your upper body. This link may be useful to get started, don't worry about getting it 100% straight away, go on a few rides and take a couple of tools so you can adjust things as you feel necessary

Running - Always get at least your first pair of running shoes from a proper running shop, it will cost more than getting them on line but you need to be fitted in them and ensure they have the correct level of support.  As you get more experienced and your legs and feet get stronger your requirements may change so its definitely worth getting fitted every 2 or 3 pairs.  When running consider your posture and how your feet make contact with the ground, if your heel strikes the ground first then you should consider learning how to land mid foot as this can help with injury prevention and also give extra free speed as you dont have the braking effect everytime your foot hits the ground

When you class yourself as a beginner in triathlon it can feel like there is a mass of information out there, much of it contradictory. We would like to help you through the jungle in a relaxed way, using simple terms and just passing on our version of what works for us.  Jenny has completed quite a few sprint and olympic distance triathlons and continued on to finish 2 half iron distance races.  Steve has completed 9 full iron distance races finishing the top 1/3 of the field and also represented Great Britain at both full and half distance.  He is a qualified Ocean Walker Technique swim coach, a technique that focusses on efficiency injury prevention resulting in free speed and longevity

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