Category Archives: Training tips

Hitting the wall – my thoughts

Hi I’ve taken a few weeks off due to final preparations for a race and the recovery plus some family activities (Paris is lovely in October when the weather stays dry and clear), but am back to reflect on my … Continue reading

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Who coaches the coach?

Interesting point this as many athletes would question receiving coaching from a coach who in turn is receiving coaching. I personally believe in coaching as whenever I have been on the receiving end of it, my performances have improved. If … Continue reading

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Training for specific races

Hi all, hope you are well. In this blog, I’d like to talk about how your training plan can positively affect the outcome of your race come the day. The pointers may be simple, and this blog will be short … Continue reading

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Race day approaches

Hi today I’d like to talk about what should be your ideal preparation for the last few days (and race day as well). For this I’ll talk about my recent trip to Antwerp where, along with Ian Leitch, we had … Continue reading

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A week before your main race, what to do

Hi this is quite relevant to me as my seasons A race is on the 24th July in Antwerp (1/2 Ironman). There are quite a few theories out there concerning what the last week(s) before a race should contain regarding … Continue reading

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Training theory – is it all bunkum!

Hi firstly, what is training theory and why should I bother? Well, I get this a lot from people who have run for many years of their lives who think by increasing the distance they will improve. Their is a … Continue reading

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Pool swimming etiquette

This week, a subject that is close to my heart. What are the rules to follow when in a public swimming pool? Firstly, choosing when you swim if not in a club can be a hit or miss affair. You … Continue reading

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Intervals – more information

Hi, As a continuation on last weeks blog which had a little on interval training. A couple of things that is quite important to be aware of: – Firstly, intervals should only be added as part of your training if … Continue reading

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