Perfection

Easily the biggest enemy of the athlete. Why ? Well I really want to keep this short - so the biggest reason as I see it is very simple. If we aren't ready to do a perfect race or perfect session then ....

The Swim

I have had a few questions lately about the swim. Its clear that the swim can be a frustrating discipline to develop. I usually like to coach these things individually as each individual situation demands ....

Excellence and Expectation

I had a very wise man, with a lot of experience at elite rugby union, tell me once that as athletes and humans we should move towards anxiety. If you are feeling anxious it probably means you are doing ....

Podcast Episode 1 – What is High Performance?

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Passion for Performance Podcast. In our first week we will discuss exactly how I define High Performance and give you some insights as to how the World's best prepare to ....
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Running Shoes

Just had a great question from an athlete. "When should I replace my running shoes?" We can complicate this with many different versions of course but the centre of the envelope answer is around 800km. ....

The 4 Principles of Training

See the graphic I have created below. Overload, Adaptation, Specificity & Reversibility are the keys to training. I have also added in a Performance Management Chart (PMC). It's important to note that ....

Change

We all work with change. As a coach I am a change agent. That's what I do. But that's where the difficulty starts. Humans really don't like change! We want different, better, variety .... but that must ....

Training Load

I’m quite often asked how much training someone should be doing for certain events. Answer is always “it depends” , but it’s definitely good to have a ball park figure in mind. I have a few rules ....

Intervals

Its sometimes hard to know how hard to go in a set of intervals. My guide is firstly to remember that we work in a training zone. So T4 is a range between 96% and 102% of your Anaerobic Threshold. Depends ....

Time Trials

In training, TT's are a great opportunity to practice race skills. I am looking for 100% commitment to them and I want you experiencing that bit of internal pressure that comes with the territory. I am ....