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Cycling Race Reports Racing Running

Race 5 of 9 Box End Duathlon

The season is starting to draw to a close and this might turn out to be my final race of the year. It would be a very disappointing close to the year if the notably average venue of Box End was “it” for the year. But putting the venue aside what was the race like?

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Coaching Cycling

Want to bike faster? Three easy tips

For most cyclists, and in that I include Duathletes and Triathletes, the most basic but fundamental question is, “How can I get faster on the bike?” There is a wealth of information and “training plans” available online – but honestly most are far too over engineered and just too complex for the average busy athlete […]

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Coaching Running

Beginner’s Guide to Running Faster

If you are new to running, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the various advice and complicated training “programmes”… When all you want to do is run a little faster, maybe a little further, and enjoy your running! Here is a simple guide to help you run a little faster. Enjoy!

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Race Reports

Race 4 of 9 St. Neots Duathlon

Hmmm… rubbish performance at a very average event, I think sums up my thoughts for the 2022 St. Neots Duathlon. Admittedly from a social point of view it was lovely to catch up with some old friends. And yes, I made some new friends too. So why so miserable about it?

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Coaching Cycling

Improving FTP with more Zone 2

It’s almost an ingrained behaviour, and certainly one that seems to be the talking point amongst cyclists. If you haven’t turned yourself inside out and virtually collapsed then you didn’t do a worthwhile training session. While pushing hard might feel beneficial, and event satisfying, low-intensity training can have greater benefits to your top-end performance. It […]

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Coaching Running

Runners Plateau, break through Zone 3

Struggling to improve your run performance despite consistent and varied training sessions? The only thing that is increasing is your constant fatigue… Whilst your performance and your motivation are heading south. The chances are you are ending up in the grey area; otherwise known as zone 3 wilderness. How do you get out of this […]

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Race Reports Racing Triathlon

Race 3 of 9 Slateman Duathlon

Wow, what a great event! I think that sets the scene for my thoughts on my exploits up in North Wales at the Slateman Sprint Duathlon. For someone that has never been a fan of hills, trails or fast bike descents, training for and then racing this event rather took me out of my comfort […]

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Coaching Strength & Conditioning

How to fit Strength & Conditioning into your plan

The benefits of strength and conditioning for endurance athletes are well-documented and ultimately translate to better performance at races. And yet, in spite of this, many still fail to prioritise strength and conditioning within their overall programme because of time constraints. In this blog I suggest a practical way to ensure you’re fitting in just […]

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Running Strength & Conditioning

Shin Splints, what you need to know.

Shin Splints, or more correctly Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), is a very common running related ailment and particularly common in newer runners but not exclusively. Before applying the information in this blog post, be aware that the information is general and therefore may or may not be appropriate for you. Also, there are other […]

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Coaching Running

New to running? How to get started

You’re considering putting on your running shoes for the first time in ages (if ever!) and perhaps following one of the million or so “Couch 2 5k” apps. Good idea! Running offers many physical and emotional benefits. But of course, you want to make sure you get off to the best start, so that you […]