Poor quality/not enough sleep affects all manner of things from blood sugar levels to cortisol (stress response hormone) production to reducing your ability to respond and adapt to the training that you have put effort into that day. … More Sleep and it’s affects on your athletic performance
Enjoy your off season and train smart and you’ll be set for a successful start to the new year and your next race season … More End of season break and off season training
In this article I’ll go through why water isn’t the best liquid to rehydrate with. In addition I’ll look at whether you should have a drinking schedule or drink to thirst during training and racing, and how much you should be drinking. … More Hydration in training and racing
… fitting a wetsuit, getting comfortable in the open water and open water swim training. … More Open water swim season – wetsuits and cold water
Vegetarian diet – myths and truths and which foods to include to ensure your vegetarian diet meets the needs of a training athlete … More The vegetarian (tri)athlete
Guest blog by Coach Michael Hallas Heart rate training has been around for over 30 years now, but many of us still don’t fully understand it’s importance or use it correctly in our training. The heart is an amazing creation, but is in effect a muscle like any other and it’s function can be adapted. … More Running To Heart Rate
I’ve been doing a lot of strength work in my swimming of late. I can’t do speed – well, I try to but babybump drag means there isn’t much speed there now! However my main reason is that I try not to elevate my heart rate for too long so my sprints are limited to … More Band only swimming… love it, or (probably) hate it?
Everyone knows someone doing a keto/primal/high fat low carb diet, but is it the best way to lose weight or fuel your next race (in particular endurance events)? You might be looking at this from a fat loss, health, or performance perspective, but it largely all boils down to the same conclusions. Simply put, whatever … More Low carb high fat, or high carb low fat? Which is best? Is either best??
Finally, it’s race day. The day all your training has been leading up to. … More Top 10 – race day tips
No cooking skills required! Make your own energy balls… … More Tasty (energy) balls