The Endurance Coach

Understanding Intensity & Output

Monitoring your training intensity and workload is an art form and we have lots of toys which can help us to achieve it successfully. A lot of runners have GPS devices and heart rate monitors, the cyclists amongst you may have a ‘power meter’ to measure your output in ‘watts’. So, what’s the best toy…

Before you worry about going faster, stop slowing down….

Another weekend of Ironman racing and luckily we had the weather! If you raced Ironman UK, I hope you achieved the result you’d hoped for (probably not, we’re never happy). You may be considering taking part in 2023, if so, here’s something for you to think about. The most basic thing to consider is that…

Tapering strategies

Don’t over-think it, you’re just doing less exercise to allow your body to recover Keep the same routine but just do less, for example, if you always swim on Thursday morning and ride Thursday evening, then continue to do so, just do less. For B/C events, you probably only need to taper for 3 days…

Open water swimming, it’s all in the timing…

In the last blog, we introduced the topic of ‘stroke count’ versus ‘stroke rate’, how the 2 things differ and how they impact your swimming. You should probably read it first by GOING HERE. This week, we’re going a step further to discuss your your stroke ‘style’ or ‘timing’ may be impacting both your stroke…

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