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  • What is a marathon?

    Marathon is an endurance race by foot over 26 miles and 385 yards / 42.195 kilometers. It’s an Olympic event for men and women, marathons are done all over the world. To perform a marathon an athlete has to do a lot of preparation and training and often goes to her / his physical limitations. […]

  • My 1st Ironman – pain is temporary, pride is 4ever

    On Aug 27th I finished my 1st Ironman in Podersdorf, Austria. But first things first … In 2003 a friend of mine told me about triathlon and he said that he will finish an Ironman before the age of 36. I didn’t dare to bet on this too. But from then on the thought about […]

  • Time-limited based trainings for triathlon and run races

    Some time ago I had an interesting discussion with one of our members Günther. Is it better to train with time-limits (for example run 10 km with 5:03 min/km pace) or heart-rate-zone based. TriCoreTraining is based on a heart-rate-zone system. This means that you train in certain heart rate zones and go as fast as […]

  • Top 10 Tips for Marathons

    I’m back from the Vienna City Marathon. Here are some things to think about when you want to have a great race. 1. Have a plan Plan your race and make a todo list. 2. Food is energy

  • Marathon (Run)-Race-Checklist

    At a race it’s always busy and it’s easy to forget something. To avoid this we’ve assembled a checklist for you:

  • Triathlon-Race-Checklist

    At a competition it’s always busy and so it’s easy to forget something. To avoid this, we’ve assembled a checklist for you:

  • How much time to plan for your training per year?

    There is no common valid formula, but there are some recommendations from sport coaches how many training hours per year you should invest per sport: (these values are from the brilliant book of Joe Friel)

  • How much do I have to drink during my workout?

    During your training you should know when your body needs nutrition and liquids. Especially for longer workouts (more than 1.5 hours) you should not forget to eat and drink. Also during a race it’s essential to feed your body with new energy at the right moment.

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