The importance of open water swim training before your race

Getting into open water early in the season is a benefit to any triathlete, regardless of ability. Since this is where we’ll be doing most of our racing, it makes sense to put those winter training lengths to effective use and continue the work in the open water. Many experienced athletes look forward to this […]

Is commuting an effective way of training?

For most triathletes juggling their training with a full time job and perhaps family life, efficient and effective sessions are key to successful training. Building a routine is hugely important in making sure you cover all areas you need to train. It’s why clubs and groups with coached sessions are so effective, since it takes […]

What are macronutrients and why is it important to monitor our intake?

Nutrition can be very confusing to athletes of all abilities. Much like equipment reviews; different products and manufacturers make claims about what is best and why you should listen to them. While there are some amazing sources of information out there on sport nutrition and some great recipe books to help people be more creative […]

The Importance of Hydration & Electrolytes

Maintaining a good fluid balance in the body is important since water is used in numerous metabolic processes including energy production, electrolyte balance, temperature regulation and detoxification pathways. It’s also essential for cognitive function. Water stored in the body is categorised as two different fluid compartments; “intracellular” (fluid inside the cells) and “extracellular” e.g. blood […]

Why is recovery so important for performance, and how can we manage it?

Training doesn’t make us fit, the adaptations from training stress; the increased muscular endurance, improved cardiovascular ability and all physiological adaptations that occur in response to training is what makes us fit. That means that in order to become fitter, we must recover from training. Sure, we need periods of stress on the body to […]

5 Top Ultra Marathon Tips, From Ultra Runner Tom Adams

Ultra running is a sport of the mind as well as the body. Months of preparation go into training your body to cope with the demands of competing over many hours of racing. But to be able to successfully complete an ultra marathon you need to be more than just fit. Knowing your own race […]

Top things to consider before going on a training camp

Training camps are a fantastic opportunity to take a break from work and family commitments and feel what it’s like to train like a pro for a week. While more time to train is an obvious advantage, one of the other key bonuses the pros have is that they have more time to recover, which […]

Diet Tracking; how to track your food and why you should be doing it

Triathletes are excellent when it comes to their love of technology and its implementation in to training. We like tracking our training, seeing those numbers, hours of training on a screen and for some the joy of analysing the power and speed data, looking at where we can be making improvements. We should all be […]

Should we stretch before exercise?

In recent years stretching has become quite a controversial topic within the endurance community with many challenging its place as part of a warm up routine. Traditionally the logic has been that stretching when used in a warm up made our muscles more pliable, and readied them for exercise making them work better and reducing […]