During this strange and uncertain time plenty of people will be wondering how to train for triathlon whilst in lockdown, or how to train for triathlon from home. Building, or simply maintaining, fitness during the Covid-19 lockdown can be about keeping generally fit and healthy, promoting mental well-being and for the more competitive individuals, being prepared for racing after coronavirus subsides.
Introducing Team Voom’s Triathletes:
Rachael Vatter – Whilst studying mechanical engineering at Loughborough University Rachael has represented the GB age group team, winning the Aquathlon Worlds in 2018 and placing 3rd in the 2020 Euro Duathlon.
Liam Lloyd – Liam has represented Wales in the Commonwealth Games and the GB elite team in various European and World Cup events. In 2019 he finished 4th at the elite World Duathlon Champs.
Samantha Sugden – Samantha has represented the GB age group team on several occasions and last year finished a brilliant but frustrating 4th in both the sprint and standard distance English age group champs.
Beau Smith – Beau has represented the GB elite team at u23 level and the GB age group team, notably winning the 2017 ITU world standard distance champs in Rotterdam.
Sarah Attwood – Sarah is a runner turned triathlete who has represented the GB age group team. Her international racing highlight is arguably her top 10 finish in the 2018 European Champs.
Team Voom have some passionate and knowledgeable ambassadors, particularly triathletes, who have kindly agreed to share their top tips with you on how to adapt sessions and keep training through the corona epidemic. With Commonwealth athletes, medalists in ITU World, ETU European and British age group competition, our ambassadors have a wealth of experience. The wonderful guys and girls offer some great tips to motivate, adapt sessions, stay positive and some recommendations of who to follow online during lockdown. We hope you find their strategies interesting and useful as you try to keep fit throughout Covid-19.
Follow pro athletes and fitness vloggers for inspiration
Rachael – Yoga with Adriene is a brilliant YouTube channel with a variety of yoga sessions which is helping keep me grounded too. I also really enjoy the GCN turbo videos which can motivate you whilst doing indoor bike sessions.
Beau – I’ve been enjoying following former ITU World Champ Non Stanford who has been blogging in a nice, down to earth style about her experiences suffering a 14-day quarantine (with her Aussie pro triathlete fiancée Aaron Royle) confined to a 23rd floor hotel room in Sydney! She’s also put a couple of entertaining stories on her Instagram. For swim specific exercises Richard Varga, the Slovakian fish, has posted some great stuff on his Instagram.
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