The Top 3 Triathlon Metrics Most Triathletes Ignore But Shouldn’t – Part I
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Swimming, biking, and running without the use of metrics may produce some improvements for the triathlete in training, but only to a moderate extent. If there’s one thing that’s been proven in the sport of triathlon, it’s that aimless training is substantially inefficient.

Why Triathlon Training Should be Fast Before Far and Strong Before Long – Part 2
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In this morning’s blog, we discussed two key reasons why “fast before far and strong before long” is a wiser, more productive training strategy: It emphasizes stamina over endurance and recovery over merely logging miles.

Here are two more crucial benefits:

1. Fast Before Far and Strong Before Long emphasizes proper form

Fast before Far
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Traditional training principles and workouts in distance events often preach the theory that one must first conquer the desired distance and then work toward increasing speed and strength.

This may at first sound good and seem to make sense. But it can be short-sighted, self-defeating, and possibly even injury-inducing.

Practices Don’t Make Perfect, Optimized Practices Do
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You can swim laps all day, but if you’re using improper form, pushing too hard, or not hard enough, results will be few and far between.

You can hammer every day on the bike, but if your training intensities are a random mixed bag or if your volume is haphazardly too much or too little, the set-up for failure you’ve just concocted is on point.

Is a Post-Workout Stretch Necessary in Triathlon Training?
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You’re crunched for time as it is. 

You wake up well before the sunrise to get your morning workout in and then maybe try to squeeze in another session over your lunch break. With so many responsibilities to balance, just getting in those quality workout sessions is a large task.