Tag Archives: Training

Sleep is Medicine

Every human needs sleep. It’s a necessity for us to survive. But for a physically active human, the importance of sleep becomes enters a whole different level.  There are many things that an athlete cannot control around their performance, things such as the weather, work and family events affecting training. Physical factors are something that […]

RUN DISNEY 2019 – DISNEYLAND PARIS

A trip to Paris, for me, is always going to be exciting, but throw in a  trip to Disneyland as well and now it becomes magical. This was the 3rd time John and I have competed in the Run Disney  Weekend and each time seems to get more fun than the last. Run Disney Weekend […]

How to Deal with the Unexpected on Race Day

Despite all your best efforts, very few races go 100% to plan. Training may be interrupted by work and family life, illness may take you out for a few days, but a good training plan should be flexible and it’s important that you plan around existing factors in your life. Being flexible and adaptable with […]

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 […]

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 […]