HOW TO TAME THE NEW IRONMAN UK CYCLE ROUTE

There is no doubt that this year’s new Ironman cycle loop has it all - tough long climbs, fast sections where you can put your foot down, technical twists and turns and of course breath taking scenery over the tops. Yes, this year’s new bike route will be more of a...

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Six Months Since Having My Subcutaneous ICD Implant

How time has flown by since having my defibrillator implanted in June this year. What has amazed me is that my running, cycling and swimming is faster, stronger and more consistent than it was this time last year.  When I was initially fitted with the defibrillator I...

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EIGHT WAYS TO HELP AVOID THE LURGY

EIGHT WAYS THAT MAY HELP YOU AVOID THE LURGY  GET ENOUGH SLEEP – At least seven and a half hours of restful sleep. Possible ways of enhancing your sleep quality are: Avoid caffeine after 1.00 pm, turn off your computer and television at least a half hour before going...

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Zero Motivation?

It is usually during this time of the year (Autumn) when the nights are drawing in that I will often be asked for advice on what to do about zero motivation. The first thing I do is check through the following possible culprits and often the answer will be found after...

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PERSONALISED TRAINING PLANS – Is it for me?

We can help and support you achieve your best – Ray McGloin, Dean Ramsden and Dan Knight Not everyone needs to have a training plan but many do. So, who would benefit? Here’s my list: If you are struggling to find time to train effectively; You’re finding it nearly...

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Having An Unfair Advantage

On Friday, 1st June after two miles of easy running with a friend I suddenly blanked out and collapsed. No shortness of breath or chest pains just a blank and once I awoke within a minute I was fully conscious with no pain or breathing difficulty. To cut a very long...

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Prepare, Prepare and Prepare

With only forty eight days to Ironman UK, it is now important to prepare and rehearse fully for the big day, so here are a few tips to help. Bike nutrition plan - Whenever you're out on the long rides rehearse your nutrition plan. The general rule is to consume...

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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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