This year three of us decided to compete in the New Forest Triathlon (Olympic Distance) on the 6th July. This was the second triathlon we had each done… so we were confident we knew what to expect. We had it all planned out… oh yes we had it all planned out.
Knowing when to change your training routine to suit your event is key. Whether you’re competing in triathlons, marathons, ironman or all three changing your schedule and having some variety will stand you in good stead for when ‘game day’ comes around.
There are a couple of different things to weigh up when considering this question….namely what are the short term perfomance benefits of caffeine versus the long term health implications of consistently consuming high levels of caffeine.
We’ve all been there…we’ve woken up too early in the morning, hit the snooze button on the alarm and thought, I’ll give training a miss this morning. It’s going to rain, it’s too cold and I’ve been training hard all week are all common excuses.
So you keep picking up ‘niggling’ injuries during training and competition and can’t shake them off, why does this keep happening? Bruce Tulloh – Your Coach – identifies some tips to help you to try and stay injury free.
Your Coach, the world renowned Bruce Tulloh, identifies the benefits of getting off the track and hitting nature, whether it be running up mountains, through streams or battling knee deep mud. Variety is the spice of life!
Longer Rides (13th May – 26th May) After my unfortunate collision with a dog, which could have been a lot worse for the both of us, my only injury was a sore wrist. I was going to give the pool a wide berth for the next few days. Given my love-hate relationship with swimming I [...]
Fuelling a marathon The marathon is a fuel economy run. This is certainly the case for the sub-three-hour brigade, who are running almost entirely on carbohydrate. For those over four hours it is less important, because at a slower pace the body is burning up fat, but even the slower runners will benefit from an [...]
Alex is like many of us – he has a busy life and fits in his training in and around his commitments. Alex is going to be submitting his blog every other week to let you know what training he is doing in preparation of an Ironman in Switzerland later on this year.
What Causes Cramp? Muscle cramp has a number of main causes, the most frequent of these are fatigue, low sodium and potassium, low blood sugar. Loss of electrolytes through sweat is the most common one for athletes.