Tag Archives: Coaching

RG Active Tri Camp Majorca 2018

A good training camp is just like a good dinner party, with the right mix of people it is bound to be a success and last weeks triathlon camp in Majorca definitely fit the bill. The week started out with 2 days of rain and cold weather so not ideal when you need to be […]

2018 RG Active Mallorca Cycling Training Camp

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring” – Desmond Tutu There is no doubting the idyllic island of Majorca is one of the best places for any […]

The importance of controlling lateral movement for sport

In our previous strength based blog we looked at how you can structure your workout to incorporate flexibility, strength and skill work. A strong athlete isn’t one who just has strong muscles, but also the skill to use them efficiently to do whatever movements their sport requires. The more specialist the movement or sport, the […]

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 […]

Winter Layering

Winter Layering If you are anything like me once the weather starts getting cold I start layering up. I love riding my bike in wintertime especially on the RG Active Sunday morning group rides. However, what I don’t love are the bitter cold mornings, plain and simple and when I mean bitter I mean below […]

My RG Active Story – Cat GM

I’ve never been a particularly fit person; growing up I would hide myself in books and television and hate the PE lessons that had us cross country running, much preferring social sports or things that were over quickly, like a sprint. As I approached 30 I wanted to get back on the fitness lark and […]

Could cocoa (Hot Chocolate and/or Chocoltae Milk) help you ride harder?

Its commonly known that chocolate milk’s combination of antioxidants, protein and carbohydrate makes for a great recovery drink. But chocolate – or rather cocoa flavanols, a specific group of flavonoids – consumed pre-exercise can improve performance too, according to nutritionist Christine Bailey. According to 2012 research from Australia, consumption of a cocoa flavonol-rich drink may […]

A very busy week, with a little of everything!

Wednesday was more paperwork and computer work but Marsha and I had entered the first VOTwo evening triathlon at Eton. We have done a few of these vents over the last two seasons and they are great races, well-organised and low-key so perfect training for Marsha as she prepares for the European Champs in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Getting started… Open Water Swimming 2014

This weekend saw three of the four RG Active open water swim venues open to athletes wanting to get in their wetsuits ahead of the fast approaching triathlon season. This time last year Marsha and I tried to swim at Ham lake and managed about 10mins before having to get out before hypothermia set in. […]