Blog


For most of us we hate the thought of testing. In a sporting context it can be even worse, not only may I do badly but it’s probably going to hurt doing it.  The thing is without it you don’t know how your training is progressing. If you can get […]

SOME BENCHMARKING DONE


It is well documented the benefits of some off road work during the winter though I have never done it, mainly because I don’t (think I) like it. Whilst looking for some motivation I came across the Bowhill Duathlon series.  It progresses from a 20min bike + 20m run to 40min […]

TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT




It’s now time to get back into some focused training which means putting a plan in place. Before writing a plan you need to work out what time is available to you….don’t guess. When do I have to work/school/etc.  For me I theoretically work 9-5.  Reality is due to my […]

PLANNING THE PLAN


I took part in the Eyemouth Sprint triathlon last week as an end of season race.  It is one I enjoy doing as the course is quite tough, though is nice and scenic in the harbour location. I am not ” race fit” in that I haven’t been doing any […]

REVIEWING PERFORMANCES


Unfortunately as much as I hate to admit I am getting old and weaker.  There is plenty of information and advice to be found online that after 40 age starts to take its toll on your muscles. Last year I still knew this and did nothing about it.  Whilst I […]

BACK IN THE GYM



I regularly take my running kit when away on business as it normally is the one thing that just works easily. Hotel pools look great in the pictures then turn out to be 5m long and you can’t always bring your bike. When you have your bike it’s great to […]

RUNNING AND TRAVELLING



  I was fortunate at the weekend to go away with TriScotland as part of the coaching team for this years IRC event at Mallory Park which also included the U20’s triathlon festival and it proved to be a good learning experience. The children seem to stay far more relaxed […]

LEARNING FROM THE CHILDREN



As a coach you obviously spend a lot of times looking at individual athletes and helping them fix their own technique flaws. One of the things that is more difficult is to sort yourself out! Why? Because you can’t watch yourself….though actually you can and with the help of a […]

FIXING THE WEAKNESSES – SWIMMING