Training Articles

 

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

CAN YOU DO AN IRONMAN?

Before you answer this question you will need to consider and reflect on the following: EXCITED AND COMMITTED – Close your eyes and imagine yourself crossing the Ironman finishing line on the 15th July 2018. Do you feel excited as you receive your medal? If so, can...

read more

WHY DO I DO IT?

Why do I choose to put in hours and hours of training to participate/compete in triathlon events and particularly the Ironman? Here are my reasons in no particularly order of importance: I love the feeling of being as fit as I can be – I always feel that it is a...

read more