The Endurance Coach

There’s more to training than MAX

As we head into winter training, most triathletes are planning their schedules and hoping to reach spring in a strong position. This will be your year!! This will be the season it all comes together!! It’s common at this time of year for people to test themselves and establish a benchmark. About now, triathletes everywhere…

Trying to improve your swim? Focus on the critical things…

Triathlon is a relatively new sport and a consequence, there’s a huge number of people aged 30+ who have never swam competitively and find themselves now destined to a life of frustration, trying to learn effective front crawl.  Many years ago I worked as a tutor for British Triathlon delivering their coaching qualifications. When the…

Anaerobic Speed Reserve (ASR)

The Anaerobic Speed Reserve (ASR) has been used for many years in sports science and endurance coaching, specifically for running. As usual, it tends to be over-complicated and over-scientific, but the basic principle is one of the most important things that you need to understand as an endurance athlete. There’s a lot of information about…

Block 1 – October & November

Key notes for training plan block 1 October & November Some people still have races left, the plan will be loaded, do not rush back into training, take a few weeks rest etc if you wish, there is no pressure to start next week just because a block has been loaded onto training peaks. We…

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