The Endurance Coach

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

Another weekend of triathlon racing with some big events taking place and luckily, we even had the weather! As the season is drawing to a close, it’s time to start planning ahead for winter and setting goals for 2022. I’ve written a few blogs recently and banged on about triathlon being an ‘aerobic endurance event’…

Use the force… but what if you can’t?

The key to using sports science testing to assess and to monitor progress, is to keep it simple, avoid the smoke and mirrors bullshit and pick out the important bits. The most important bit is then applying that to the training plan, in a simple manner. Completing a VO2 test can give you some simple…

Training… It either works or it doesn’t?

There are many theories of how to best train for endurance sports. Some people prefer low intensity and greater volume, others prefer high intensity intervals and each has their own merits and arguments. What’s interesting about triathlon is the fact that we have 3 different endurance sports and people can take a completely different approach…

Training data can mess with your head…

If you read page 1 of most ‘coaching books’ it will start with ‘monitoring progress’. If you keep a training diary, you will hopefully see your power output or running speed progressing on a weekly basis, throughout the training plan. There’s a general view that when you train, you should ‘progress’ from week to week…