Archive / December, 2016

Are you a Cyclist? WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

Is there some sort of magic, invisible barrier that you need to break through in order to be a cyclist? Or is the answer so much simpler and glaring you in the face?… What do you think?

Sodium Supplements for a Marathon – HOW MUCH?

Sure I understand the balance between electrolytes and the rate of absorption of the water that you drink during an event. I have also seen the correlation between too many of the wrong type of electrolyte on the tendency to drink too much. As regards sodium – in something as short as a marathon in […]

RECOVER From a Marathon FASTER LIKE THIS

One of the important factors when working with runners that have a full season is managing the recovery period post marathon. If your “season” involves doing a marathon every six months with nothing between – then by all means grab a cookie cutter program. Then you can build to a peak and let your fitness […]

The Week In Tri: CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS – Episode #058

Highlights of THIS episode of THE WEEK IN TRI include: Christmas giveaways for all of you as a way to say thank you for the support during 2016. All this and more in this week’s episode. Next week we will be back to take in the latest triathlon news from around the globe… Remember:┬áBe sure […]

PRE RACE NERVES – THE SOLUTION

It has happened to me more than once in my life – and by the look on the faces of those around me on most start lines, it has happened to many others too. What about you? I’m talking about that sinking feeling in your gut as pre race nerves start taking hold. Here is […]

GETTING SLOWER From Cross Country TRAINING – WHY?

This is something that I have seen from many athletes that have come to me who seem to be hitting stagnancy in their race speed – or indeed have started slowing in spite of adding more volume to their training. This seems to be especially true for events where the athlete needs to hold a […]

500m IN 90 SECONDS – THE EASY WAY

How fast do different elite level race paces feel like – and can you get yourself to run at those intensities, even over a shorter distances… The good news is: yes you can – and it is easier than you think. The “barrier” of 500m in 90 seconds is one of them. That equated to […]

RATING RACE MEMENTOS MY PERSONAL FAVOURITES

We all know the usual race mementos… the medal, then the t-shirt that you wear for 2 weeks before you start cleaning your bike with it. But what about those “other” mementos? Those ones that are not yours to take at all? Which ones do you take?

Bicycle Freewheel Noise The Good Bad and Ugly

Unfortunately as many of you know, not all cycling freewheels are created even. So lets analyze what goes on inside the mechanism so that you can make informed choices of what is likely to be the quietest option – no matter your price point.

The Week In Tri: THREE NEW IRONMANS AND CHAOS IN THE ITU – Episode #057

Highlights of THIS episode of THE WEEK IN TRI include: Ironman have added three new events to the 2017 calendar – but only one is a full distance event. Alistair Brownlee tells us his Ironman aspirations while the ITU suffers a constitutional crises. All this and more in this week’s episode as we take in […]