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BENEFITS OF LIFTING WEIGHTS

Irrespective of whether your goals are triathlon, distance running, cycling, weight loss or simply improved health and bone density – weight training has an important role for you. In this video I take a closer look at the key benefits to your health and fitness plan. As always, I welcome you feedback. So let me […]

Quitting Gym and Weight Gain – The UNEXPECTED REALITY

This is a real fear that I see with so many people in the gym. Folks are absolutely petrified of losing all of their gym gains and turning into that overweight version of themselves they remember back at the beginning of their fitness journey. That is why it is so vital that you need to […]

WHY DIET AND EXERCISE DON’T WORK

Sorry to be the one to burst one of the biggest myths of the fitness industry. Diet and Exercise do not work. Yes, you may lose any number of pounds through the combination of diet and exercise, but as a lifestyle it is simply not sustainable. You will not find one elite athlete anywhere in […]

MY BEST CHOICE FOR MARATHON SHOES

The huge running shoe market presents you with a staggering assortment of options to choose from. This generally leads to the question of what is the best shoe for the 5k / 10k / etc all the way up to marathon and beyond. The process of selecting your best choice of running shoe with be […]

What You Need To Complete YOUR FIRST MARATHON

The road to your first marathon has been paved by those who have gone before. The single most important factor in your training has to be consistency. When choosing a program, it has to be one that you can stick with all the way to the end. Staying injury free is vital to maintaining consistency […]

COUCH TO HALF MARATHON IN JUST 4 MONTHS

Many of you will be glad to hear that the road to your first half marathon is not rocket science – it isn’t even a vaguely complex process at all. That said, there will be work and for many of you a lifestyle shift that you will need to make. Let’s take a closer look […]

SHAVING TIME OFF A PR FOR THE MILE MY COACHING STRATEGY

Shaving time off a one mile PR is certainly not impossible. All it needs is a bit of event specific focus to your training. Here I speak from personal experience, doing three PR’s for the mile within 30 days during the STRAVA #MyMile project. If I could do it at my age, so can you. […]

Alberto Contador to hang up his ‘pistols’ at the 2017 Vuelta

Alberto Contador has announced his retirement from professional cycling. The 2017 Vuelta a España will be his final race as a professional cyclist. Contador’s career started with ONCE-Eroski in 2003. It was almost all over just a season later when he was diagnosed with cerebral cavernoma in 2004. The risky surgery left him with a […]

The Heat Is ON!!

I know that it has been feeling super hot here in Southern Spain these past couple of days – increasing the need for maintaining hydration levels. Here is what the Daily Mail (UK) had to say. Weather warning website MeteoAlarm has issued warnings of ‘dangerous’ conditions in 11 countries in Europe, including – as well […]

TRAINING FOR YOUR FIRST IRONMAN – HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

We live in a world of instant gratification, where just about everything is possible in an instant – for the right price. However, the world of Ironman triathlon doesn’t work like that. There is no such thing as instantly getting an IM medal around your neck just as you merely think of it. You need […]