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MAKE 2021 your best YEAR YET

The Christmas and New Year break should provide a great opportunity to assess your fitness, recalibrate your triathlon goals, and then swim, bike and run for the stars. But if you’re feeling a little hazy over what to expect for 2021, unsure where you’re headed and how to get started, you won’t be alone. From getting the cornerstones in place for your season to planning an adaptable approach for what’s to come, we’ve turned to a leading coach, world champion triathlete, nutritionist and sports psychologist to provide a little combined swim, bike and run wisdom to help you through. The advice is applicable for all abilities, so will ensure PBs all over the land…

THE COACH

“HAVING HARD TRIATHLON GOALS IS GOOD BUT EXERCISING WITHOUT A FOCUS JUST FOR MIND AND BODY IS A WORTHWHILE EXERCISE, TOO”

PREP FOR SUCCESS

It’s all about planning and periodisation, says top triathlon coach Philip Hatzis of Tri Training Harder

PLANNING AND PERIODISATION

It’s your first step to creating a successful season and will shape any training plan you put in place. To structure training, work back from your A-race and break

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