Training Articles

 

Random Thoughts on Training

Consistency is the secret of success - "Consistency maketh the athlete" - If you can't be consistent over a week then be consistent over a two week block. Remember, little and often is better than training erratically with one or two weeks on and one or two weeks off....

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PACING A TRIATHLON BIKE LEG WITH POWER

Warning – this article is quite long! However, it really is worth reading all the way through if you’re interested in power meter pacing for triathlon. This a simple summary. If you’re further interested in the subject, I’d highly recommend the book ‘Triathlon 2.0’ by...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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