Considerations for Winter Run Training

Of all disciplines in triathlon, running is arguably the easies to maintain over the winter. And while heading out into the cold can be a little difficult to motivate yourself at times, it’s a lot easier to fit into your day. On-season sessions tend to be more focused on building speedwork and getting up to […]

Considerations for winter training when cycling

Training over the winter can be difficult as restricted daylight hours often places more importance of weekend sessions. Colder weather and slippery roads, can make training a little tougher, so here’s our guide on how to get the most from your winter cycle training. Keep it fun and add a social element After an end […]

When should we be using a pull buoy?

Seeing underwater video of swimmers, comparing the use of wetsuits, pull buys and regular swim suits makes for interesting viewing of what they do to our body position and stroke rate. Here’s a great example of just this from Swim Smooth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufBGPASHxak Obviously, we know that a wetsuit gives much more buoyancy in the water, […]

Why diets work

There are many diets out there, some of which you may have tried. But the fact that there are so many and they’re so apparently ‘different’, means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to controlling your weight. But are they really that different? How can they work if they all use different methods? Well, […]

Winter training, is it all about the base?

During the off-season it is normal to have taken your foot of the gas a little with your training, since following a race season, it’s advisable to take a little break and allow your mind and body to rest. But what about when we’re ready to get back into the swing of things? How do […]

Off season nutrition, maintain or indulge?

off season nutrition

The end of the season brings about mixed emotions and off season nutrition. All the hard work has been done, and hopefully your race results have been achieved. While it can leave some feeling a little unguided with next season seeming so far away, it’s also a chance to relax, chill out and switch off […]

Should we Train the Day after a Race?

Earlier this year after completing Ironman 70.3 Mallorca we were sat having breakfast the next day, stiff and tired and enjoying a well earned rest day, before flying home. Throughout that day we saw several people, who’d raced the previous day (wearing athlete wristbands) out and about running, biking and taking a dip in the […]

Why Pacing is Important & How to Work on It

Learning to pace yourself is a key skill in any endurance event and while technology is now making it easier for us to monitor our effort using power output, speed and heart rate, it’s no replacement for being able to judge your own effort. Limitations of technology As much as it allows us to quantify […]

‘Active recovery’, what is it and can it help your training?

A quick internet search on the subject of recovery running brings up a lot of articles, mostly over a decade old, from running magazines about the use of recovery runs as part of marathon training. However, it’s a lot tougher to find empirical evidence supporting the idea that there is any physiological change to the […]