Benefits of Yoga for Triathletes

Followers of Life of Tri will know that we are big advocates of increasing flexibility as an additional discipline to swim bike run. Normally triathletes will tell us that they warm up and cool down after training, but is this really enough? Adding dedicated flexibility sessions to an already pack schedule can be difficult butContinue reading “Benefits of Yoga for Triathletes”

Review: Speedo Biofuse Training Fins

The Speedo Biofuse training fins have been around for a number of years but thought it was a timely opportunity to review them since I have recently needed a new set of training fins. I have used quite a few different makes/models of fins over the years but first impressions of the Biofuse fins areContinue reading “Review: Speedo Biofuse Training Fins”

Triathlon Distances Explained

If new to triathlon it can be a daunting world with terminology that is often alien to those with limited experience to the sport.  At Life Of Tri we aim to break down those barriers to the sport, providing simple information to what Triathlon is, and why we love it so much. One area thatContinue reading “Triathlon Distances Explained”

Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Paddles

Swimming Paddles available on Amazon Swimming aids can be a valuable asset in any triathlete’s/swimmer’s arsenal, helping you increase efficiency, ensure correct swim mechanics, and improve overall strength and technique.  One of the most popular aids used is the swimming paddle, however, it is also one of the most misunderstood. Correct use of swimming paddlesContinue reading “Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Paddles”

Winter Swimming Technique

Swimming in the colder months may not be the most enjoyable, but the winter is a very important time for making improvements to your swimming performance. During race season it is often difficult to focus on improving your technique stroke while you’re also working on building endurance, which is why the off season is prefectContinue reading “Winter Swimming Technique”

Tips for Open Water Swimming

When speaking to those new to triathlon, a common concern for many is the swim element, especially any events with an open water swim.  Moving from the comfort of an indoor swimming pool to the unknown of a lake, river or sea swim, can be quite daunting for any newbie. In a pool you haveContinue reading “Tips for Open Water Swimming”

Blog: London Marathon Rejection

It is that time of year again, when the first week of October delivers the highs of running the Cardiff Half Marathon, and the uncertainty of finding out if you have been offered a London Marathon ballot place. For the past 7 years I have entered the ballot, only to join a club that onlyContinue reading “Blog: London Marathon Rejection”