Geelong Triathlon Coaching – Swim – Bike – Run Demonstration Videos

With thanks to the ITU (International Triathlon Union) we have listed here a range of fantastic instructional video’s that take you through each leg of a triathlon.   As coaches in a squad environment we always teach athletes to the basics and the skill sets of these 3 disciplines but its always nice to see good quality demonstrations as well.  Geelong Triathlon Coaching offers great Beginner Triathlon Squads that will teach you all the elements listed here.

Triathlon – An Introduction

The below link provides a short but fantastic introduction into what triathlon is and why it is so popular.  There are also a few small tips in there about running and core stability as well.

Triathlon – The Swim Leg

This video provides a great information package about the swim leg of a triathlon.  Focusing on open water swimming it runs for a few minutes but is highly worthwhile taking the time to watch.

Essential Triathlon Training Tips – Running in Water

Without the help of pious powers, us mortal folk have to learn how to run in water, which is often easier said than done. But with a few handy tricks, you’ll be off the river or beach banks and slicing through the swim faster than greased lightning. Check out this week’s training tip video to learn best practices for running in water.

Essential Triathlon Training Tips – Swimming in Waves

You’ve put in months of swim training, biked every road in your town, left no running trail untouched. You are ready for race day. But now you are lined up at the start of your big event staring at waves crashing and breaking over the beach, foaming like a mad animal. Sure, body surfing these waves on a weekend trip to the ocean can bring the kid out in you, but knifing through them at the swim start can prove challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing.

There are a few tricks of the trade when it comes to getting past the swelling waves. Like last week’s tip that covered running through water, the best and fastest way to cut through the waves may feel counter intuitive. Check out this video with expert triathlon coaches, including demonstrations on how to make the waves work for you.

Essential Triathlon Training Tips – Sighting

We all know by now the buoys not only mark the course, but also give us a marker to sight for on the swim. However, the buoys aren’t the only objects that can help you keep a straight line on the swim. Check out this video with expert coach Craig Redman to get an insight into how the elites get from the start to the finish of the swim with the shortest route possible.

Essential Triathlon Training Tips – The Swim Exit

Not quite sure when to switch from swimming to high kneeing it out of the water? Do you know when you should mentally change from one discipline to the next?

Essential Triathlon Training Tips – Swim Core Stability

This video provides a great explanation about what is required to swim strongly and efficiently for triathlon.  It provides some great tips and exercises that you can incorperate into your training.

Essential Triathlon Training Tips – Swim Co-ordination

This video provides great tips on correct swimming form and technique for triathlon and like the other video’s is a must for athletes just starting out in the sport of triathlon.

Triathlon – Swim Safety

This video provides a great overview of the important and instruction of swim safety in triathlon.  If you have not done a triathlon before this video is well worth the watch.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Transition

This video provides a great overview of the transitions in triathlon.  If you have not done a triathlon before this video is well worth the watch.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Transition (Part 2)

It is no secret triathletes should practice sighting buoys on the swim, but did you know your line of vision is just as important in the transition area? Where your sight is focused can affect your balance and coordination in this often chaotic zone. One way to prepare is to create mock challenges you could encounter, making sure to focus on your sight and breathing to create your own rhythm while in transition.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Transition (Part 3)

In the final transition tip video of the series, this take a look at all the variable components of the transition area. Unlike the swim, bike, or run, transitions require more practiced skill and less endurance to move quickly from one discipline to the next.  There’s only one way to ensure you’ll have a calm and smooth transition – practice it.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – The Bike Core

A strong core helps improve efficiency on the bike.
Improving your core strength is just a small way to vastly increase your capacity to crush the bike course. A strong core will help stabilize you on the bike, which will keep you from wobbling from side to side and wasting energy you will no doubt need later on in the race.

But amping up your core exercises isn’t the only thing you can do to improve your balance on the bike. Where you direct your sight, your head position and body tension all contribute to coordination. Check out this week’s essential triathlon training tip video to learn more tips on decreasing your energy output while increasing your speed.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Lubrication

There’s no question triathlon is good for the mind, body and soul, but sometimes it can be harsh on your bike – especially if you train or race in humid conditions. While changing your cables can be taxing, lubrication is simple. Check out this week’s video to learn how to shift up using the derailer to free up your housing to lubricate your cables hassle free.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Run Safety

This week, we transition from the bike to the run in the last chapter of the Essential Triathlon Training Tips. This week’s video is loaded with helpful tips on remaining injury free and staying safe while running.

The run is often a training area susceptible to producing injuries due to the pounding nature it can have on your body. But there are several things you can do to offset the impact of logging miles on the road.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – The Finish

As the saying goes, all good things must come to a close. Today we bring you the last video in this series of Essential Triathlon Training Tips. There’s no other way to wrap it all up than to talk about the triathlon finish itself.

Finishing a triathlon is both an accomplishment and a reward. No matter if you run, walk, hobble, or crawl, crossing the line is cause for celebration. Stop to recognize your success and celebrate the journey of getting there. Take a moment to shake hands with your competitors, smile for the camera and give a little fist pump to reward yourself for completing such a tough athletic endeavor. Triathlon, after all, is all about challenging your limits and finishing one proves you had the courage to do it.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Racing in the Heat

Olympic champion Jan Frodeno gives his tip for racing in hot conditions. Some races are known for their hot and humid conditions, like the quickly Cairns, Hawaii etc etc and many of the ITU Races around the world..

The heat can make or break an athlete on race day, but if you prepare properly it doesn’t have to slow you down. Check out this week’s Essential Triathlon Training Tip with 2008 Olympic gold medallist Jan Frodeno to learn his tips on keeping your cool.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Breaking down the bike

Lugging your bike box on and off trains, planes, buses and taxis can be physically and even emotionally exhausting before race day even hits. Let an expert who has to pack up and ship off for races every month show you how he does it.

In this week’s essential triathlon training tips, Brad Kahlefeldt shows you how he makes his bike fit, as well as shares his cycle strategy.

Essential Triathlon Training Tip – Travelling

The training is done and your taper is well on its way. All that’s left is the racing. But you have to get to your big event first, which can be easier said than done when packing three sports into one manageable trip. Traveling for a triathlon can be very exciting, especially if you are going to a different country or to a town you have never been before. However, it can also be really stressful if it is your first time traveling for a race. Here are five tips to help relieve some of the stress and get you to the start line ready to perform to your maximum potential.