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TRI YOUR BEST - TRIATHLON EVENTS SUPPORT KITS

Essentials for wannabe masters of triathlon and lronman events

ZWIFT CYCLING AND RUNNING

Two truths all triathletes will recognise: you can't always (be arsed to) train outdoors, but busting a gut indoors on the turbo trainer can be a special kind of torture.

Zwift's virtual training setup removes some of the monotony, transforming your time in the pain cave into somethinga whole lot more social, gamified and fun. Setup is mercifully quick and easy - you just hook your bike and turbo up to At, tablet or smartphone. The bigger the screen the better the experience, and from there you can follow structured plans, tackle real-time training sessions or just spin your wheels on social rides, all on the virtual roads of Watopia and London . You can also arrange real-time meets with fellow Zwifters, chat with riders you pass en route and even unlock bonus bikes and jerseys by clocking up virtual miles. In addition to Zwift Cycling, runners can get in on the act too. All you need is access to a treadmill and a compatible footpad sensor, and you're free to pound the virtual pavements and watch the two-wheelers whizz by.

WAHOO KICKR CLIMB

Real masochists can throw in a Wahoo Kickr Climb gradient simulator to recreate the ascents and descents. complete with resistance changes for a proper realistic quad throb Oof. feel that burn!

GARMIN FORERUNNER 945

The new multisport watch to beat, the 945 is waterproof to 5ATM, with dedicated swimrun, tri and duathlon modes, open-water swim tracking and the ability to transition with a single button press . Its 10-hour battery life in full GPS mode (extendable to 60 hours in UltraTrac) will outlast the toughest triathlon

HALO SPORT 2

They might look like they belong on the head of an EDM OJ, but pop these on for 20 minutes before your workout and you can accelerate gains in strength, explosiveness, endurance and muscle memory. The grey nodules use transcranial direct current stimulation to put your brain into a state of 'hyper learning ', increasing Its ability to adapt to training and other activities.

POLAR OH1+

Most heart -rate monitors don 't work in water, or come adrift when ripping off a wetsuit. But the Polar OH1+ clips to your goggles to read BPM from the temple, or to your forearm or biceps for the bike-run. It's ANT+ and BLE compatible, stores 200 hours of toil, and the 12-hour battery runs just short of the average lronman finish time. So get a wriggle on.