Coaching Blog


May

11

2016
Thank Goodness for Clif Bar!!

Thank Goodness for Clif Bar!!

Thank goodness for Clif Bar!! I have been a bit busy with work, getting the house ready to put up for sale and looking for a new house, (or motorhome -stay tuned!) so I haven’t had the time I would have liked to experiment with nutrition bars. Enter Clifbars – an ethical company that takes whole food seriously. Plant based nutrition AND free of hydrogenated oils…

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May

06

2016
My Vegan nutrition for Ultraman

My Vegan nutrition for Ultraman

Being Vegan and with the rigours of the particular challenge that Ultraman places I have to really consider the nutrition I am going to use and how it will fuel me pre, during and post race so this week I did some nutrition testing. First up was some raw carrot cake balls; next week it is Scott Jurek’s Japanese Rice Balls (Onigiri). If you are interested,…

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May

06

2016
1, 2, 3 ….GO!

1, 2, 3 ….GO!

So my swim training is kicking into high gear – with 123 days to go, I guess it had to at some point. A Tuesday night 5.6k set took 1hr 45mins – which seemed ok until I realized the race is 10km in Lake Bala so basically I am looking at about 3.5 hours if I don’t speed up!  If you fancy replicating the session it was: …

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Apr

22

2016
What do you do when Marathon, Ultras or Ironman isn’t enough?

What do you do when Marathon, Ultras or Ironman isn’t enough?

It all started with a book. “The Race Within” by Jim Gourley – a story of passion, courage and sacrifice at the Ultraman Triathlon. Having spent the last 15 years racing triathlon up to Ironman distance and running up to Ultras my planned ‘easy’ 2016 season of ‘just’ racing half ironman distance was slowly slipping through my fingers the more I read.   In December 2015…

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Feb

05

2016
Don’t forget the Aerobic Engine

Don’t forget the Aerobic Engine

As you know, despite being schooled in modern methods, much of my Coaching philosophy is reflected in what would be considered an old school way of thinking about training. A good reason for this is that being a child of the 60’s I guess I am old school to many. Indeed many of the athletes I work with have never heard of many of the…

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Jan

02

2016
The ABC of Training

The ABC of Training

The 3 key principles of Accuracy of Session, Balance in Training and Consistency are key to any training programme regardless of the sport and are ones that if you or your Coach builds them as central pillars to your programme will aid you in your desire to achieve that PB in the race season. Accuracy of Session or making your sessions more Specific to you,…

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