Post-Mortem: My First Year

Whether one fails or succeeds is irrelevant; all that matters is that there was motion in your life. That alone affects who you are and where you sit on the journey.

A, B, C Race. What does a coach mean?

This is a useful way for a coach and an athlete to break events up into different categories depending on their importance. This helps with planning your season.

S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goal Setting

Break your goal (target) down into achievable chunks. From here ensure that each of these fits the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. treatment.

Stop

10 Things Endurance Athletes Need to Stop Doing There is a lot that goes with endurance sports training. From the training itself to proper nutrition, good sleep and other aspects, the list of things to be done seems endless. However, there are also things you may be doing that are detrimental to your success. The…

Finding your Max?

Finding your Maximum: Using VO2 Max in Training Saturday, March 14, 2015 | By Chris Baddick Competitive sport is all about pushing yourself to find your maximum, both in racing and training. Often, the first step in any new coach­-athlete relationship is determining fitness potential. This requires a benchmark, or scale on which to place…

Sugar Part: 2

The Effects of Taking Sugar Out of Your Diet: Part 2   As you may recall, we published a post earlier in the year about eliminating added sugar from our diets for 90 days. That post was written 1into the experiment and largely focused on the question of whether eliminating sugar as a dietary change could result in improved…

Mentality

Cultivating mental fitness ensures that an athlete’s physical fitness can be fully expressed today, and it also promotes long-term progression and fulfillment tomorrow.

Addaero Solo-Train Better

  Addaero Story The idea started in 2005 with a frustrated athlete and a coach with a simple idea. Addaero has evolved into something better and it is getting bigger. While maintaining the simplicity that our users desire, Addaero continues to add features and functionality that provide an invaluable tool for coaches and athletes. Today,…

Cool-down

More on Recovery: Should you do a cool- down? Sure, why not? “Make sure you do your cooldown,” we’ve all been told by a coach after a hard workout. And your coach is right, but not for the reasons you would think. It’s thought that the cooldown, or the extra minutes of light exercise after…

Cycling

Developing solid bike-handling skills and superior cycling technique enables triathletes to complete their bike legs faster, more comfortably, and with lower energy consumption!

Stop your Legs from Sinking

Ideal for swimmers and triathletes, as great staring points to concentrate on….. efficiency, not muscles. So, all I have to think about when swimming is, (they say) Don’t lift your head Don’t press down with your hands on the water Bend your wrists, point  fingers to the bottom of the pool Clench butt cheeks in…

Running

Pacing is a crucial component to our training programs. Research indicates that training intensity is the most important factor for improving the physiological processes that determine running performance.

Turmeric-Possible benefits

Turmeric Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavour and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has…

Swimming

“Feel you’re working with the water, not fighting the water.” You’ve come to the right place. I guarantee that the Total Immersion Swim technique will help you achieve any goal that brought you here–and with surprising ease and enjoyment. With TI, you don’t need youth, athleticism, special talents, or endless laps to become the swimmer…

Ironman Marathon Time

Predicting Your Ironman Marathon Time After Swim and Bike are Completed You’re entering the transition area of an ironman triathlon, after finishing the swim and bike legs of the race. With 26.2 miles to run, and typically with wobbly legs after riding 112 miles on the bike, as you’re changing into running shoes, it’s natural…

Ironman dreams die

The marathon is where Ironman dreams die. It is very difficult to run a strong marathon after riding 112 miles (180km) hard, and in fact it is seldom done. Consider the following example from the 2008 Ironman Arizona: the fastest bike split was 4:26:12 the 50th-fastest bike split was 4:55:24—29 minutes and 12 seconds, or 10.9…

Fasted Training

Early Morning Fasted Training – General Position: The fasted phase is that it should last through the night and during the morning hours. Ideally the fast should then be broken at noon or shortly thereafter if you arise at 5-6am like most people in training. Afternoons and evenings are usually spent in the fed state….

Ironman on the Human Body

What does completing an Ironman do to your body? A lot!  in all honesty.  As part of an article written by Matt Fitzgerald,  he examines the physiological impact of Ironman upon us. From the outside, swimming, cycling and running appear as movement. But from inside the triathlete’s body, swimming, cycling and running appear as an acceleration…

Addicted

From addicted to smoking to addicted to racing and now … WORLD CHAMP September 3, 2001 Navy Reservist ABDIV Kevin Fergusson shows the relief of crossing the line to win his age category at the World Triathlon Championship in Edmonton, Canada. Photo by Jim Brackenbury – International Triathlon Union . When ABDIV Kevin Fergusson first…

Obsession

“Obsessed is what the unmotivated call the dedicated” Hopefully this should get you thinking! Anyone who has failed to form good habits (or break bad ones) in the past and is now succeeding understands that continuous dedication and focus are key ingredients for progress. I think the quote is trying to get at the fact…

Serious case of doubt

The “7” biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists “Science, I had come to learn, is as political, competitive, and fierce a career as you can find, full of the temptation to find easy paths.” — Paul Kalanithi, neurosurgeon and writer (1977–2015) Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told. In the past…