Triathlete Tim Don explains why only training in a pool won't quite cut it come race day. "Try get in a lake, it is different. In a swimming pool try swimming a length with your eyes closed and you'll be bashing off the lane rope, because that's what happens in triathlon..."
Triathlete Tim Don reveals his top tips for competing in a triathlon, including using a cheeky splash of baby oil.
Tim Don emparting his wisdom via the armchair... Courtesy of the latest ads from Oakley
Now onto the third and final leg of the London Triathlon 2009 the swim feels like a distant memory. The run section has always been my nemesis to a certain extent. My physique hasn't typically been suited to running and still isn't, I can't imagine it ever will be but
OK, so the second leg of the London Triathlon 2009 begins with the bike stage following what felt like a pretty lengthy swim and somewhat exaggerated T1. First thing's first, that T1 was the most incredible transition I've ever experienced. The usual bike exit was moved as a result of the extensive construction
A full two days have passed since completing this years Olympic distance course of the Mazda London Triathlon based at the massive Excel in London's Docklands. Having dropped the bike off at transition the day before the big event, I eventually arrived at the venue on the Sunday and quickly tracked
OK, so this morning I received my starting time for the Blenheim Triathlon, 11:00 am. Not bad at all, much better than the dreaded 8:00 am start I had for last year's London Tri, not sure I even had time to fully digest my muesli before the starting gun went
Oh my goodness, has it really been almost two months since I posted? Poor show. Can't have been very interesting for those of you looking in and not seeing anything particularly new. Rather than talk about what I haven't done I'll tell you about what I have done. Despite my promises
I’ve been here before not once, not twice but at least three times. Each time I sign up to another triathlon or duathlon, I start off with the best intentions, meaning to establish a habitual training regime that is more consistent than intensive. Of course there’s always plenty of time
Thought I'd have a go at filming a road ride with the intention of presenting a film with a time lapsed effect, rather than bore you with the full hour and a half of fantastic road riding - you had to be there to appreciate it. Having filmed most of
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OK, Christmas has come and gone and we're now suffering the repercussions of the New Year celebrations as well as adjusting to the thought of returning to work. One of many things that I’m taking away from it all is my latest toy, the Garmin Forerunner 405, a personal training
The GRIM Duathlon happened a few weeks ago now and the effects have worn off, thankfully. That was the first time I used my legs to "run" since the London Triathlon in the summer. Today, I ran again. 134
It’s been two weeks since participating in the GRIM Duathlon and it’s only just occurred to me that I haven’t yet posted about it. So here goes… The delay in posting, having thought about it may be due to the mental block suffered as part of my participation. Scarred by the
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