Triathletes are a special breed.

Driven. Optimistic. Determined. Big dreamers.

Whether you are in your first season or have been in the sport for a decade (or more), we are always seeking new ways to go faster each race & to avoid injuries each season.

Our mission at SPARTA is to help you do that.

So we have pulled together some of the resources from this site onto this page in the hope you will find something to help you on your neverending quest for improvement

The mental game

How to Fail: Lessons from Macca’s Quest for Olympic Selection
Next Time: 15 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Dreams
Who Dares Wins
The Art of Achieving EPIC Results
What You & Chrissie Wellington Should Have in Common

Training

The Number 1 Way to Improve Your Cycling
To The Max: Become Faster on the Bike Without Breaking the Bank
8 Things Your Body Wants You To Know
What Pavlova Can Teach You About Your Training
Diary of a Heel Striker – Part 1: in the starting blocks
Kardashians, car repairs & cursing: illogical arguments in triathlon
4 Things You Need to Know About Trigger Points
Chrissie Wellington’s Top Twitter Tips!
The 3 Worst Mistakes Runners Make – Mistake #1: Most Runners are Unstable
The 3 Worst Mistakes Runners Make – Mistake #2: Recovery Sessions that Suck
The 3 Worst Mistakes Runners Make – Mistake #3: Wasting the 5 Most Important Minutes of any Training Sessions
How to Become Faster on the Bike Without Breaking the Bank!

Fix your flexibility

Your Flexibility Sucks & How to Improve It
How to Improve Your Flexibility in 5 Seconds

Do your recovery sessions count?

Why Your Recovery Sessions Are Doing More Harm Than Good
The 2 Most Important Things to Do After Your Goal Race

Want to avoid injuries?

4 Reasons You Need to Use a GRID Instead of a Foam Roller – and How to Win One!
The Ultimate Injury Prevention Toolkit – free ebook
5 Ways My Crystal Ball Can Predict Your Next Injury
How To Give Your ITB Some TLC
Let The Good Times Roll: Self Myofascial Release 101
3 Simple Ways to Produce More Power (& Avoid Those Dreaded Triathlon Injuries!)
The Secret Why Some Triathletes Never Get Injured – And Why You Do!

Case studys

Case Study: From Surgery to Ironman 70.3 on 10 Weeks Training
How I Lost* 5kgs & Gained 10% More Power with my Bike Fit 

Have you read our interview series?

Jamie Whitmore – XTERRA World Champion and cancer survivor
Leanda Cave – 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Champion and ITU Long Course World Champion.
Melissa Hauschildt – Ironman 70.3 World Champion & steeplechaser
Coach Troy – well known cycling & triathlon coach & stellar age group athlete
Mirinda Carfrae – 3x Ironman World Champion & 2007 70.3 World Champion
Michelle Wu – winner of multiple Half Ironman/70.3 races
Conrad Stoltz – Olympian & 4 time XTERRA World Champion
Jordan Rapp – Princeton University graduate & multiple Ironman champion
Annabel Luxford – former U23 triathlon world champ & winner of 4 ITU World Cups
Lisa Marangon – winner of 7 Half Ironman races & many others
Trent Chapman – 2010 Australian Ironman Champion

Guest posts

The Ultimate Guide for Strength & Conditioning Equipment for Triathletes: Intro ~ witsup.com
Core Training: A Myth or a Must ~ Mountain Sports
5 Ways To Stay Inspired When You’d Rather Stay in Bed ~ Mountain Sports
Strength & Conditioning FAQ: What is it & Why it’s Essential for Triathletes ~ witsup.com
The Fast Track to Your Next PB: The Off-Season – Part 2 ~ witsup.com
The Fast Track To Your Next PB: The Off-Season ~ witsup.com
The key to speed: building an injury-resistant body – firstoffthebike.com
5 Secrets You Need to Know Before Your 1st Triathlon – Triathlon Week
5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Performance – Triathlon Week

Products & Programs

To The Max: Improve Your Cycling in 15 Minutes

5 week program to build an injury-resistant body

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