Tag Archives: triathlon coaching

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. […]

Base Training – “Time to slow it down”

What is Base Training & What are the Benefits?

This time of the year for athletes is a chance to continue training but decrease the intensity after a season of hard racing. It is counter-productive and physically very difficult to continue training all year round at high intensity and expect the body to keep responding in a positive way.

Diary of a Novice Triathlete – Day Four

Apparently, as far as M&S is concerned, the finest ingredients include Dried Potatoes, E450 and Emulsifier: E471, and Anti-Caking Agent Calcium Phosphate, E551. Perhaps when they say finest they actually mean the most finely ground – which I would at least applaud of brazen duplicity.

RG Active’s Wattbike, one year on……….

Last year I was lucky enough to spend some time with the team at Wattbike to learn more about the benefits of training on the Wattbike and how it compares to other indoor bikes.

Group Training……

A group of like-minded athletes will provide you with a supportive, competitive, fun and motivating environment which will make you want to keep turning up whatever the conditions are like outside.

Majorca Ironman 70.3 – Race Report

We were picked up at 06:30am from the Hotel by RG Active Majorca based friend Harry picked us up to take us to Alcudia where the race was taking place. The day was looking good, the weather was calm and still and there was not a ripple on the water as we drove from Pollensa to Alcudia along the coast road.

Post Race Recovery – How much time off should I have?

There are probably a number of opinions on this subject as I am sure different coaches have different thoughts and ways of structuring their athletes training and racing schedules. The following thoughts are my personal thoughts and the way that I approach rest and recovery after races.

John’s basic calculation for working out how much time off to have after a race:

How to get INJURED this Winter…. READ THIS!

HOW TO GET INJURED DURING THIS OFF-SEASON!

Yes thats right, How to Get Injured is the title which hopefully has caught your attention. Injury Prevention just didnt seem to be as attention grabbing.

These are my 10 top tips to help you successfully injure yourself this off-season.

RG Active Race Team RESULTS and the Tour de France 2010

I wanted to write this Blog entry today after an amazing weekend with numerous members of the RG Active Race Team achieving such great things over the last weekend, RG Active are extremely happy to be associated with the Race Team and all of it’s athletes and are very pleased to share everyone’s achievements with you all reading this Blog… as well as some Tour de France bits?

RG Active Sports Coaching and Training – Triathlon Training and Racing

I am sure many of you have races coming up in the next few weeks………..

So make sure you check out the RG Active website for all the sessions and events that we are running in 2010 to keep you all sharp, motivated and enjoying every single second that you are training and racing the sport that we all love….TRIATHLON!

Check out the following links for Triathlon specific sessions for you to attend across London: