CRUCIAL TIP for PB in your Tri’s this Summer!November 12, 2013
The recent Noosa Triathlon signaled the traditional start to the domestic Tri series.
Just wanting to remind everyone doing Tri’s about the research by Vincinetti I mentioned 3 blogs ago.
It is a crucial tip that could be the small difference between you registering a PB or not.
To remind you: Vincinetti (2012) found that cycling flat / high cadence/ low resistance cycling tends to preferentially activate stabilizing muscles and relax power muscles of hip/knee and back.
My advice is in regards to the final kilometer of your 30km cycle leg during your Tri.
You should start to increase gears to do fast / low resistance cycling. This fast / low resistance cycling will assist buffering of lactic acid in power muscles, and help turn your stabilizing muscles on.
This small strategy to end off the cycle of all Tri’s should minimize the notorious ” jelly legs” experienced as athletes transition from the cycle to the final run leg.
There are small differences between PB or not. This intelligent advice to reduce resistance and increase speed of pedaling during last kilometer could make all the difference between PB or despair.