Archive for Training Advice

Tri…as you might

This year three of us decided to compete in the New Forest Olympic distance Triathlon in the New Forest 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.

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Your Coach – Training Tip #2 – Planning The Year

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.

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Heart Rate Training Zones

GB Triathlete Mel Ryding uses Heart Rate Zones to help her maximise and plan her training. What are they? What are the various zones? And how does each zone vary? Read on to find out more…

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DOMS – What’s the best cure and treatment?

Melanie Ryding (GBR Triathlete) this week helps you understand what DOMS is, why it occurs and how you can help reduce the effect of it.

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Your Coach Training Tip : Injuries

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.

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Blog: Longer Rides

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 [...]

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New Blogger – Welcome Alex Houghton!

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.

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Secrets to preventing Cramp

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.

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Your Coach Training Tip: Winter Training

The nights are closing in but that doesn’t mean that your training should suffer as a result. Your Coach, Bruce Tulloh, provides some excellent winter tips to ensure that you still keep ticking over your training even when the dark days close in.

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High Altitude Training Diary – Kenya

We’ve all heard about elite endurance athletes escaping the cold winter of the UK to concentrate on serious training at altitude in Kenya – but what actually happens on these training camps?

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