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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sports induced asthmatics just have to be a bit more cautious with the cold weather.
I would call this process PEEPing, this is Plan-Execute-Evaluate-Plan, it’s a continuous cycle that we should all do each year, each month, each week and as frequently as each session.
But, then I ran in them… I started off with a short run (30mins) and over a period of a few weeks; before my first race; I built up the mileage monitoring everything I could about how the shoe felt, what my form was like and how I recovered after. I still feel like I have more running to do but my impressions so far are…. AWESOME!
So many of my athletes/clients tend to panic when they get ill or injured. We regularly have athletes arrive at sessions full of cold or carrying injuries and because they are so scared of loosing fitness they are willing to punish themselves and put themselves in more danger of making their injuries worse, or pro-longing their illness?