Half Ironman training and how to have fun with it

The Half Ironman race — a.k.a the Ironman 70.3 or Half-distance triathlon — consists of a 1.2 mi / 1.9 km swim, a 56 mi / 90 km bike, and a 13.1 mi / 21.1 km run segment. More often than not, triathletes who mostly compete in full-distance races opt for a half-distance triathlon as preparation for more demanding Ironman events. However, there are triathletes who place the Half Ironman event as their A priority race, fully committing themselves to a Half Ironman training, to achieve great performance.

Continue reading “Half Ironman training and how to have fun with it”
Half Ironman training and how to have fun with it was last modified: September 2nd, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Brand new Polar integration, and more!

Great news! We couldn’t wait until our next scheduled release to let you in on this. So, we decided to roll out this smaller, intermediate release, to bring you the ability to get your workouts from your Polar watch, right to your ScienceTraining calendar. As promised, we will be gradually adding new watch brands for you to be able to use with your training schedule. And, we’ll be working on several different improvements and new functionality, as well; so stay tuned!

Continue reading “Brand new Polar integration, and more!”
Brand new Polar integration, and more! was last modified: September 20th, 2021 by ScienceTraining

3 ways to use your Ironman bike better

When it comes to the Ironman Triathlon, the most time-consuming segment is, without a doubt, that of cycling. Besides, it’s not by chance that triathletes spend a lot of time on their microcycle. Yet, despite the demanding distance of the Ironman bike leg (112 mi/180,25 km), if you’ve had efficient cycling training, you can cover enough ground to achieve good performance in this race. This especially applies if you happen to lag behind in the other two legs; that is, swimming (2,4 mi/3.86 km), and running (26,22 mi/42,20 km).

Continue reading “3 ways to use your Ironman bike better”
3 ways to use your Ironman bike better was last modified: July 26th, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Synchronize your workouts with your Garmin watch

Hey coaches! These past few months have been a rollercoaster for us. You’ve all been great using ScienceTraining and coming back to us with loads of feedback. And, once more, you asked, we listened. We’ve been meaning to gradually give you the ability to synchronize your workouts with your Garmin watches — and other brands, as well. But, you guys really need this, now. So, we had to bring one or two things forward, to make things easier for you, even sooner! 

Continue reading “Synchronize your workouts with your Garmin watch”
Synchronize your workouts with your Garmin watch was last modified: September 15th, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Pacing an Olympic distance Triathlon, the right way

How many times have you heard stories of athletes who did great during their training, but didn’t have the desired results on the day of the race, due to the wrong pacing? Maybe, this has happened to you too, even if you didn’t miss a single workout during preparation? The truth is that pacing can make or break a race for an athlete; let alone pacing an Olympic distance Triathlon — an undoubtedly challenging race. 

Continue reading “Pacing an Olympic distance Triathlon, the right way”
Pacing an Olympic distance Triathlon, the right way was last modified: July 7th, 2021 by ScienceTraining

4 tips to find the running coach of your dreams

Most runners, when they decide to embark on their endurance running journey, usually start off running alone; or with a friend. However, there are athletes who seek out a professional running coach, right from the get go; that is, in order to help and guide them in their new athletic endeavor. 

Continue reading “4 tips to find the running coach of your dreams”
4 tips to find the running coach of your dreams was last modified: July 2nd, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Transition in Triathlon: 5 things you need to know

As any triathlete knows, to achieve a smooth transition in triathlon legs, preparation and strategy are necessary. Apart from the competitions themselves, a triathlete should not only consider the transitions between sports during the training period; but also the transition area and how they can utilize it.

Continue reading “Transition in Triathlon: 5 things you need to know”
Transition in Triathlon: 5 things you need to know was last modified: June 29th, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Physical activity, exercise & sports after COVID-19

For more than a year and a half now, millions of people, including athletes, have suffered from the persistent advance of the coronavirus pandemic; and many are still suffering. Yet, amid the chaos — and after recovering from a SARS-CoV-2 infection — people are naturally longing to return to normality. For athletes, this normality is none other than physical activity

Continue reading “Physical activity, exercise & sports after COVID-19”
Physical activity, exercise & sports after COVID-19 was last modified: July 21st, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Tips to prepare for your first sprint triathlon

Τhe preparative period for various triathlon races does not differentiate much, regardless of the distance that an athlete is called to compete in; be it the super sprint triathlon or, in this case, the sprint triathlon, etc. That goes to say, the main parameters an athlete needs to keep in mind are common in all triathlon distances, due to the nature of the sport.

Continue reading “Tips to prepare for your first sprint triathlon”
Tips to prepare for your first sprint triathlon was last modified: June 23rd, 2021 by ScienceTraining

Prebuilt workout library and test events are here!

We’ve got some great news for you with our latest release! You can now start designing your professionally made training plans without creating a single workout. We’ve got a brand new Prebuilt Workout Library for you, for running, swimming and cycling. And there’s more to come!

Continue reading “Prebuilt workout library and test events are here!”
Prebuilt workout library and test events are here! was last modified: July 15th, 2021 by ScienceTraining