Training Tip Friday #8

Sleep matters….   Improvements in fitness are NOT just gained by training harder.  Recovery from training is vital.  To cement the benefits of training and recovery don’t skimp on sleep! Whilst some people might believe they can perform well on … Read More

Training Tip Friday #7

Play with pacing….   Research suggests that racing with negative splits might be most effective for performance, however in many real life situations even elite athletes (possibly as a result of competitive nature of an event) will slow as the … Read More

Training Tip Friday #6

Review your session.   How effect was your last training session?  Occasionally spend 10 mins analysing a training session soon after you have completed it.  Consider things such as: Did you hit your objectives (did you even set any in … Read More

Training Tip Friday #5

Analyse your fitness. Spend 30 mins assessing your strengths and weakness! Think about a wide variety of aspects of performance and fitness looking specifically at training and racing, but also consider factors such as working and personal life, and non-specific … Read More

Training Tip Friday #4

Record your waking heart rate. Do it at least once per week, to assess whether you are improving your fitness, or getting ill or over-trained. Not only is it a great excuse for a lie in, it can also help … Read More

Training Tip Friday #3

Review your nutrition. When was the last time you made a truly accurate note of what you eat?  Recording your food intake over a 24 hour period can give you a much better insight into the status of your nutrition. … Read More

Training tip Friday #2

Keep a training diary! An electronic record of your session (on Strava, TrainingPeaks, Zwift, SportTracks etc) is brilliant, but will you really remember what the session was, and how you coped with the workload?  Our brief training tip is to … Read More

The cost of going faster?

So, like all of us, you want to find some extra performance on your bike.  Whilst there might be no such thing as “free speed” we will look at a few things that could be guaranteed to make your cycling … Read More

All set for winter?

It’s generally about this time of year that I blog (or repost) an article about setting targets for next season.  If you are looking at your main target being anything from April to August, you really should be getting your … Read More

Helping you remove the guesswork!

With just 10 weeks to IronMan Wales, 12 to IronMan Italy and 14 weeks to IronMan Barcelona (plus a similar time frame to a whole number of other middle and long distance triathlons) is it worth taking the risk in … Read More

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