Category: Triathlon

Building the Athlete

How I like to develop an athlete is a question I get occasionally. There’s so much information out there now that it becomes difficult to see the forest for the trees. So the answer to the question “How ....

The Race Plan

The Race Plan 1. What outcomes are you looking for come race day ? 2. When will you be travelling to the race and what time to you plan to arrive on race day?  3. What time is your race start ....

Pain

Recently we have been upping the game with T5 in more of the quality sessions. The intensity being prescribed to make sure you are able to tolerate the demands of endurance competition. When things are ....

Planning and Preparation

Monday morning and the start of another 7 day "block" of training. Another chance to get a good crack at what is important for you at the moment. That might be re-establishing discipline and routine ....

Fitness and CTL

One of the biggest misleading things on TP in my eyes is the fact that they call CTL "fitness" (the blue line on your performance management chart). The blue line isn't fitness - it's how much training ....

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 ....

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 ....

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 ....