January 4, 2020
Ever been here?

Often hear this from people post IronMan ­čś╣­čś╣

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December 27, 2020
Online 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 shortage of “apps” to help you stay engaged. track your progress […]

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December 20, 2020
Understanding 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 different energy systems They are all active simultaneously Only one energy system is dominant at […]

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December 10, 2020
Organising 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 on consecutive days. With seven days in the week this presents no really […]

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December 9, 2020
TrainingPeaks 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 coaching platform. Not having used a basic account […]

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November 28, 2020
TrainingPeaks – 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 the right “eco-system” of apps and software. This post offers you my thoughts […]

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November 27, 2020
Coffee 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…

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November 15, 2020
It’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 about resistance bands!┬á Happy to share the set with […]

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November 10, 2020
Giving 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 individually give Strava Kudos. ┬áParticularly when there […]

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November 1, 2020
Standing 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.

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October 18, 2020
Another 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 thought might take six weeks) turned out to be A LOT more in-depth… But […]

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