December 27, 2020Online Training – An Eco System of Apps
“There is an App for that”… If you have been around a while and saw the early rise of smart phones that could load and run bespoke applications, you will probably remember the expression. And when it comes to participation sport, there is no ...Read more
December 20, 2020Understanding Energy Systems
This post serves as a brief introduction to an aspect of how the body produces muscular power, but specifically looking at the traits of the three energy systems that convert different “fuels” into “energy”. Key Points: Our body has three ...Read more
December 10, 2020Organising your training week
When you are first starting out on a fitness, or running programme, establishing a “training habit” and building base fitness is key. Typically someone just starting (or returning from long term injury) would train three times a week and avoid doing so ...Read more
December 9, 2020TrainingPeaks Premium
A few days back I wrote a post briefly describing the TrainingPeaks platform and some of the reasons to consider using it. As part of my online coaching programmes, I provide a premium athlete account included within the fee, and I now use it as my preferred ...Read more
November 28, 2020TrainingPeaks – Why Use It?
When it comes to logging, tracking and sharing “training data” there really are no shortage of options! As you might expect they all offer a slightly different focus and therefore provide you with different value. For many people, it is about building ...Read more
November 27, 2020Coffee Recovery Smoothie
Not everyone uses “recover” drinks, but for those of you that do then I thought you might appreciate this super simple smoothie idea! Found via those fab chaps at Tailwind UK…Read more
November 15, 2020It’s just an elastic band… Home workouts that really work.
Who would have thought that something as innocent as an elastic band could possibly make an exercise so hard. Having put together a short(ish) home workout session yesterday morning, and now feeling some proper DOMS a day later, I can tell you there is nothing easy ...Read more
November 10, 2020Giving Kudos to the masses
Have you ever participated in a large event (maybe a race or even just a Zwift ride) and afterwards you receive Kudos on Strava from lots of other participants? I have always wanted to do the social thing and return the gesture. But can take soooo long to ...Read more
November 1, 2020Standing by Principles
On Saturday 31st October you will all be aware that the Government announced more stringent measures to try and arrest the accelerated spread of Coronvirus in England. In light of this I wanted to provide a brief update on the changes I will be making as a result.Read more
October 18, 2020Another Coaching Certificate!
In addition to studying for my L2 Nutrition Certificate, one of my other lockdown projects was to upgrade my “Coach in Run Fitness” to qualifying as an “Event Group Coach” with England Athletic. Having started studying back in April (what I ...Read more