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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


It felt kind of weird being on the start line of the Etape again. I have done it many times before and it has been my main event of the year. This time I have done about 6 weeks dedicated training and I feel quite relaxed about it. I am […]

ETAPE DU TOUR 2015



Due to the early finish in the tri season for the qualification events I was actually finished my A races by the end of May. I had realised this in 2014 and put in place to do the Etape du Tour in July 2015. This wouldn’t be the first time […]

A Change of Training