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Master T1 and T2 Transitions

Transitions 1 and 2 in triathlon are technically different, but they can be mastered in a similar manner. Most triathletes use the gaps between transitions to get warm again and soak up some energy for the next leg of the race. How you approach these transitions can make a big difference in your time and overall placing.

Rudy Von Berg Triathlete Interview

Rudy Von Berg is one of the best triathletes in the world. Triathletes know that adding something special to training can you give you an edge, and so Diane takes Rudy on a Yoga journey and interviews him about his triathlon life.

Cycling Hydration Advice

It’s critical as an athlete to stay hydrated, and also to know what to drink when,if you’re to maximise your performance. Nadezhda gives some useful advice to guide you in your training and nutrition plan

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Triathlon – In The Swim

There are always things to consider in each of the 3 triathlon elements. In this post we’ll deal with some simple but effective tips to help make your swim more comfortable and more effective.

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Nadezhda Pavlova Interview

We’re very proud of our team here at Pedalnorth and none more so than triathlon editor and lifestyle senior editor, Nadezhda Pavlova. It’s unique for anyone to have such a wide range of world class talents, but thankfully for us, Nadezhda is a unique person

Training for Tri – the basics

Triathlon is addictive and so is training. We recognise this and want to make sure that you have the right information to develop your own training regime. Triathlon coach Nadia knows exactly how to get your training into gear.

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Nadezhda Pavlova Lifestyle

Nadezhda – a Sporting Life


As  well as being a certified triathlon coach, Nadezhda is a designer, businesswoman, model and artist and is well qualified to give advice and to share her amazing lifestyle with others.


We thought that you’d benefit from reading the wealth of advice and information that this superb athlete and inspiring woman has to offer. This page is filled with useful articles, blogs and kit tips to help you in your own cycling lifestyle. Simply read, inwardly digest and allow Nadezhda to guide you on in your quest to be the best.

Nadezhda Pavlova riding bike on beach road in Florida

Lifestyle isn’t something that we can simply buy, it’s part of who we are and we need to develop in a free and unrestricted way if we are to develop a lifestyle that is part of us. We can however take tips and advice from others along the journey, and that’s what I’m here to do – to share with you tips and advice on a variety of subjects, from fitness tips, kit tips, recipes, well-being and anything else that’s useful and good to share 🙂

Let’s take you on your own lifestyle journey then. Take a look at the blogs below, and if you’ve got any questions, then simply email me here at Pedalnorth 😉

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Developing Cycling Efficiency and Power

You might think that riding more often will make you a better rider. Yes, it's partially true, but if a rider spends many hours in the saddle riding inefficiently, then he spends a lot of time teaching his body to ride the wrong way.
October 14, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

9 Ways of Effective Post-Race Recovery

Your main goal for any event could either be reaching the finish line, breaking your previous distance record, or qualifying for a major event. While achieving those goals is admirable and shows the fruits of months’ worth of labor, as soon as the race stops, you also need to consider how you can help your body come back stronger. For peaking at your next competition it needs to be more done just simply crashing on the sofa.
October 1, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Goal Setting in Triathlon Training

Athletes who set goals are more likely to achieve their desired results than triathletes who do not set goals. To become a successful triathlete, you need to create your training plan or follow a plan from a coach.

By setting manageable goals, you will have something to strive for and are more likely to stay motivated throughout your training. Additionally, goal setting can help you track your progress and identify areas that need improvement.
September 22, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Triathlon Mindfulness and Self Discipline

Since childhood, I had a passion for running. During my school and university days, I participated in a lot of such events. Ten years ago, however, my life changed dramatically after I was diagnosed with an explosive fracture of two vertebrae.
August 27, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Positive Effects of Cycling and Triathlon on the Brain

We all know that cycling does wonders for your body-improves muscle tone, helps you to lose weight, create a stronger cardiovascular system - but that’s not all the benefits of cycling. It can also improve your brain performance and make you smarter - cycling can do all of these things!!
July 24, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

DS PRO Sweet Dreams Jersey

We want our kit to perform and to be made to the highest quality. We also want to show who we are - women. To be stylish and feminine. This DS PRO Sweet Dreams jersey is perfect for women who want to be athletes, but who want to also be proud of their style and yes, beauty.
May 26, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Blood Testing to Increase Performance

Traditionally, blood testing only serves diagnostic purposes in hospitals, clinics, and other medical laboratories. However, it’s now becoming more popular for professional use, including sports. In fact, many athletes are wondering if they could use blood tests to help them improve their performance.
March 16, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

8 Efficient ways to improve your triathlon self-discipline

Developing self-discipline can be quite a challenging undertaking for many people for various reasons. Your mind or way of thinking is the biggest culprit that kills your sense of discipline most of the time. However, self discipline is a useful toool for the traithlete.
February 27, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Zone 2 Triathlon Training

You might be thinking that training at a steady and easy pace will not help improve your triathlon performance at all. This is also probably why you are neglecting Zone 2 training. However, although it might not seem like it, endurance is crucial for any successful training - especially triathlon training plans.
February 2, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Boca Raton to Miami Cycle Route

Cycling in South Florida is awesome, and this cycling route from Boca Raton to Miami is superb. It takes you along the East Coast Greenway, with outstanding coastal views. And, you might bump into Nadezhda along the way 🙂
January 16, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach Cycle Route

Join Nadezhda on this ride to the sunny scenes at Palm Beach. Another great coastal route from editor Nadezhda Pavlova, for cyclists in South Florida.
January 16, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Weston and Coral Springs Cycling

South Florida sunshine, the Everglades, beaches nearby and a route from Nadezhda Pavlova - what could be better 😉
January 12, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Miami Museum Gardens to Key Biscayne bike ride

Another superb Florida bike ride from our inspiring editor and triathlon coach, Nadezhda. This one is a short ride out to the Cape Florida lighhouse. 🙂
January 10, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Boca to Hobe Sound Bike Route

South Florida is a great place for cycling and triathlon training. Here's our first Florida cycling route from Nadezhda, with a 100 mile ride along the Florida coast
January 9, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

How to do Triathlon and be a Woman

Enjoy the strength and beauty of your youth. As long as life is not pleasant to us, it passes. In 20 years, you will look at your photos with a feeling that you do not understand now. How many possibilities were open to you and how amazing you really looked.
November 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Taking a Training Break

It's an off-season for many runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. It’s crucial to take a break from intensive training and to allow yourself to rest and recover properly before the next race season. Not only does your body need a break, but your mind does too. 🙂
November 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Tips for Female Triathletes to Complete the Perfect Race

Here's some really useful tips that I wished I had known when I first got into the sport, and which I now want to pass along to other women. The physical and mental aspects of women are different from those of men - and that's something we should celebrate. However, whenever women are training for triathlons, they have specific motivators and different challenges to overcome. These are the issues that I'll cover in this article - helping you to train as a woman 🙂
October 20, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

The Ultimate Naroo Mask Review

As cyclists, we know that environmental factors such as weather, pollen, and pollution can make it difficult for us to breathe and this can affect our overall performance. As a solution, sports masks have been created to be highly breathable to help us and other athletes breathe with ease when performing outdoor activities like long rides, training sessions, a leisure hike, or a marathon.
October 19, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Best Supplements for Endurance Athletes

Being an athlete requires the right nutrition and supplements to maximize your performance. Sometimes, food and exercise are not enough to reach the athletic productivity you’re aiming for. Supplements become handy at times like these because of the performance boost that they provide.

First Up, Have You Nailed The Basics 😉
October 19, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Choosing The Right Skinsuit

Whether you ride a road bike, time trial, triathlon or MTB, you've probably landed on this website looking for the best skinsuit for your needs. For those who are unfamiliar, a skinsuit is an aero short-sleeved or long-sleeves onesie made of lightweight cloth that is particularly developed for cycling.
September 10, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

The Athletes Guide to Hydration and Recovery

Along with the rigorous training and exercise that are routinely accomplished, athletes must be more health-conscious and pay attention to signs of stress on the body. They heavily invest in their bodies because it is the most important asset for an athlete. Of all the energy drinks and products available, how many actually deliver?
August 14, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Skincare for Triathletes

Triathletes are considered some of the healthiest individuals on the planet. Apart from the constant exercise, most of them are often incredibly conscious about what they eat and their health.

However, because of constant exposure to the sun and other chemicals, these triathletes are also in danger of having their skin damaged or, worse, having skin issues. With that being said, here are some skin care tips for triathletes.
August 3, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Triathlon Training – Brick Workouts

Training for 2 disciplines back to back - brick training. It'stough but worthwhile, and triathlon coach Nadezhda guides you through the process with this great article.
July 5, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Dainty Blue Bib Shorts for Women

The dainty cycling shorts from dynamic young brand DS Pro are designed just for women, like everything from this stylish company. They’re the newest and hottest trends in town and look fantastic.
July 5, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Nana Blue and Black Ladies Jersey

Looking good and feeling good on the bike is important - especially to women athletes.Thankfully, DS Pro know this and their latest jerseys are designed with performance and style at their heart. Time to take a look at this chic Nana jersey deisgn then...
July 5, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast

Here’s the first of a series of healthy recipes from our Health & Fitness editor Nadezhda. It’ll get you firing on all cylinders and performing at your best all day long. Nutrition is a key element of any training plan, and these recipes from Nadezhda will help you to create your own nutrition routine.
June 8, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Floral Bliss Skinsuit

It's time to look at skinsuits, with the new Floral Bliss design by ladies only brand, DS Pro. This high end performance brand from Florida design kit that makes you look as good as you feel. Read Nadezhda's thoughts on this body hugging cycling suit.
May 25, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Achieving Your Best Time Trail Race

A time trial is racing at its most basic level, with just you, your bike, and the time to contend with. It tests the cyclist’s and machine’s ability against the clock.

A time trial bicycle (TT bike) has a shorter wheelbase, more aerodynamic, places the rider nearer towards the front of the bike in aero position. Besides, it can have solid disk wheels. It comes with some complexity and you need to know the tricks to ride a faster time trial.
May 25, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

How to increase your FTP on the bike

I want to talk with you about performance - how to increase power and performance. Cycling performance depends on increasing the Functional Threshold Power, also known as FTP. If you are wondering what is FTP and how to increase it, read on to learn more. Nadezhda 🙂
May 23, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Top 5 Traits of Thriving Endurance Athletes

The success of endurance athletes is not measured by how fast they achieve something. It is about the commitment of doing something that they set their minds to do. This definition of their success is encapsulated in the say-do gap, which refers to the space between what athletes say they will do and its potential result.
April 28, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Mandy Marquardt Interview

As part of her series on inspiring women athletes, Nadezhda interviewed Mandy Marquardt,from the USA Track Team. Mandy Marquardt is a professional track sprint cyclist racing for Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team and for the USA Cycling National Team. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 16.
April 27, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Looking After Your Female Body

Enjoy the strength and beauty of your youth. As long as life is not pleasant to us, it passes. In 20 years, you will look at your photos with a feeling that you do not understand now. How many possibilities were open to you and how amazing you really looked.
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April 12, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Chasing The Stars Cycling Kit

This dynamic brand produce stylish performance gear for women... yes, not ladies - women -  allowing you to express who you are and to wear the very best performance fabrics, designed by athletes and yet remain totally feminine. Let's take a look at their latest kit, 'Chasing The Stars' and its modern and chic design.
April 10, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Cherie Pridham Interview – Talking with friends

From being a pro cyclist to the first-ever female director in the men’s WorldTour with Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), Cherie Pridham is here to make history.

It is only right to have female sports directors at Women's WorldTour, but this is the first time a woman leads a male-dominated peloton. Because of this, Cherie has been receiving lots of attention from the people in the cycling world.
February 18, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Embracing a Positive Mindset in the Pandemic

In an ongoing global pandemic, many athletes feel frustrated, angry and overwhelmed. This is because they had greater goals for 2020, only for news of race postponement or cancellation to hit home.

Instead of looming on despair due to the compensations we had to adjust, it would be essential to have a positive mindset to keep us going in the trials of this plagued year. Read through to see how to keep alive a positive mindset.
December 21, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Foot and Ankle Strengthening For Runners

There is the idea that a person who includes running as part of their workout also helps the feet to exercise in the process. This is a wrong assumption. In daily routines, a runner should exclusively set time for strength exercises for the foot, knee and ankle.

Strengthening exercises helps one to maintain endurance throughout the miles that they plan to run.
December 16, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Common Newbie Running Mistakes

Often, the most common mistake beginner runners make is too much mileage, too fast and too soon. They go from nothing to relatively high-volume training in a short period of time. They get so excited and enthused about their running that they mistakenly think more is better. The results are injuries, loss of interest, and burn-out too quickly.
December 11, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Blue Floral Cycling Jersey

Designed for greatness, both in performance and how you look and feel,this long sleeve cycling jersey is for women only and it’s a technical performance orientated garment that will give you everything you ever want and more from a cycling jersey.
December 1, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

DL Killer Cycling Shoes

To be a good cyclist, you need good shoes. This ensures that you are comfortable and able to utilize maximum power when on the bike. There are specially designed shoes to bring out the best in you!
August 25, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Vitamin D Deficiency In Sport

Vitamin D is vital for growth and maintenance of the bone and in regulation of electrolyte metabolism, protein synthesis, gene expression, and immune function - lots of important things for athletes. These vital functions are essential for all individuals, and they're especially so for the elite and recreational athlete.
July 12, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Girls Rule Cycling Kit

Designed For Cycling design and produce high technicity and high performance ladies cycling clothing. They also design the most chic and stylish cycling kit for ladies, and their Girls Rule range is typical of this high end ladies cycling kit brand
June 23, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Choosing a triathlon bike

There is a lot to think about in triathlon for beginners, three sports to master, the fitness levels needed to finish a race, the mental pressure and so on. However, equipment is also important, and while the right swimwear and running shoes are crucial, the biggest investment for most new to triathlon is the bike.
June 17, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

How to choose a triathlon suit

For triathlon athletes, everything matters and can have a significant impact on overall performance. Not just training and mindset, but equipment too, and an important part of that is the triathlon suit itself, as it is worn throughout the entire event.
June 15, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Cycling Hydration Advice

It's critical as an athlete to stay hydrated, and also to know what to drink when,if you're to maximise your performance. Nadezhda gives some useful advice to guide you in your training and nutrition plan
June 13, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

NRC Sunglasses

If you’re looking for a pair of cycling sunglasses it can be difficult to compare and find the best fitting ones for you. There are some considerations before buying cycling glasses: The look - No doubt cycling glasses make you look cool! 😉
June 2, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Aero Long Sleeve Jersey Mint Green

DS Pro ladies specific performance cycling jersey from this fashion orientated brand
May 29, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Designed for Cycling Unicorn Ladies Kit

Feel truly feminine and stylish with this modern performance cycling for ladies from DS Pro
May 29, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Designed for Cycling

Look good in lycra with DS Pro, as we examine the style, design and fabric technicity of this exciting brand
May 27, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Ladies Cycling Kits

Women’s cycling kit matters, because having uncomfortable clothing, or a women’s cycling jersey that causes chaffing or doesn’t offer support, can turn an enjoyable ride into an ordeal.
May 22, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Practical training tips for staying motivated during COVID19

Living through a pandemic is a stressful experience. With races being canceled all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, it can be tough to stay motivated with your training. Especially when no one knows when the races could be continued.
May 11, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website
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Master T1 and T2 Transitions

Transitions 1 and 2 in triathlon are technically different, but they can be mastered in a similar manner. Most triathletes use the gaps between transitions to get warm again and soak up some energy for the next leg of the race. How you approach these transitions can make a big difference in your time and overall placing.

Rudy Von Berg Triathlete Interview

Rudy Von Berg is one of the best triathletes in the world. Triathletes know that adding something special to training can you give you an edge, and so Diane takes Rudy on a Yoga journey and interviews him about his triathlon life.