What is your Critical Swimming Speed (CSS)?

What is your Critical Swimming Speed (CSS)?

Why bother with CSS? The main purpose for finding what your Critical Swim Speed is to be able to tailor your training sessions, so that you can maintain a consistent and moderately fast pace over long distance events. Done correctly you will be mixing good efficient...
Power Meters

Power Meters

If you’re serious about improving your cycling – and you have a chunk of cash you don’t mind spending – a power meter is just about the best investment you can buy. Once the preserve of the professional athlete, competition in the market has reduced prices so that...
FLU AND RECOVERY

FLU AND RECOVERY

Never having flu before I was completing taken by surprise at how severe it hit my whole body. After being in bed with no appetite for nine days and nights I finally began to feel much better. I lost eight pounds which was mostly muscle and I was told by numerous...
STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING

STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING

  As you may know, I have been unable to run for anything over a couple of miles for a few months now. It has taken a long time to fully understand the cause but it looks like it has been the result of a considerable number of miles on the bike with not enough...
IRONMAN AND NUTRITION

IRONMAN AND NUTRITION

If you are competing in next year’s Ironman UK event your priority is to have a nutrition plan, so you have a fuel store to get you round the course feeling strong throughout. The only way you can come up with a plan is to start now and keep testing what works for...
HOW TO KEEP MOTIVATED

HOW TO KEEP MOTIVATED

First of all, everyone at some time or other will struggle with feeling motivated, so don’t think it’s just you. Over the many years of training I have noticed that the following factors have helped to keep me motivated: Getting enough sleep is the most important one...