Trigirl Training Favourite HITT: High-Intensity Triathlon Training
Last year, Trigirl introduced a series of high-intensity workouts we called HITT (High Intensity Triathlon Training). Based on HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), these sessions incorporate high to very high levels of effort, mixed with short rest or easy recovery intervals.
We still love these sessions as a way to get your training done in less time- and with more results!
As written in an article in Shape magazine, ‘When it comes to HIIT, less might actually be more. Squat jumps for joy.’
If time is of the essence (as it is for most people) and injury is a concern (as it is for most triathletes), could HITT (High Intensity Triathlon Training!) be for you?
YES. Studies (and anecdotal evidence) are proving that shorter workouts, performed at greater intensity, could equal faster race times and less injury. Save time and achieve your goals with HITT!
Want to know more?
Calling all female novice triathletes. Please join us for our 2 hour open water session in the scenic Hampstead Heath Ponds in London.
This workshop aims to build your confidence when swimming in open water and prepare you for your first race.
When: Saturday 18 June 2011 • 11am-1pm
Where: London • Hampstead Mixed Ponds
Topics covered will include:
- Technique to put on and remove wetsuits quickly
- Swimming techniques
- Tips on sighting and open water turns
- Race strategies
This workshop will be divided into an hour in the water and one hour of theory and Q&A. It will be coached by Terence Collins, of Tri For Fitness, a highly experienced coach for both swim and triathlon discipline.
We will also have a range of Zone3 wetsuits on site for you to try on and test swim.
Places are limited, please book in advance.
I was thrilled when I found out that I’d won the Trigirl competition. I’d wanted to get into triathlon training for a while and didn’t really know where to start, so I was delighted to get the chance to go on the Trigirl Workshop as part of my competition prize. I felt a little bit daunted being a complete novice as to what to expect, but the workshop day was pitched just right for someone like me.
The group consisted of 6 ladies of varying ability, some were runners, we had an experienced swimmer, a couple of ladies that did duathlons and one lady that had completed a couple of sprint tri’s – a really good mixture. Our coach for the day was Kim Ingleby who really knew her stuff being a current competitor herself.
We covered all three of the disciplines starting with cycling. I hadn’t even considered certain aspects such as dismounting and mounting your bike, and how to change your tyre at the side of the road. Kim gave some great advice on choosing the right gear, I don’t have a tri bike just yet so it was reassuring to hear that there are people that compete without them to start with, and that I won’t look daft on a mountain bike! It was great fun to practice this with the other ladies. We went over the details around transition and had a practice at getting our gear ready with tips on how to lay it all out ready for action.
We will announce dates and locations for our 2011 triathlon training days shortly.
Before we finalize all details, we would like to invite you to have your say. Please help us to tailor our training days to your needs by taking part in our quick Trigirl 2011 Training Days survey.
We very much appreciate your input.