Taper for B & C events

You will complete a full taper for your main race of the season, but for B & C races, you should only complete a mini taper. Often the subject of…

18 Weeks to summer… a recap

We’re now in the critical phase and whilst you’ve had no swimming, remember that everyone else is in the same boat, so you’re not going to be disadvantaged in competition…

Putting the run plan together

I recently posted an article in the training pool about ‘Speed Reserve’ and we had a discussion on Facebook about self analysing your run strengths and weaknesses. As we start…

Swim Band Workouts

Keep it simple. Do 3-4 workouts per week, 2 of them should be max and 2 should he hard. See examples below and post on Facebook group if you have…

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…

Intensity V Output

The video below discusses how to measure your training intensity and also the difference between ‘intensity’ and ‘output’. You should always try to use ‘intensity’ as your gauge and more…

Swim kit….

For the swim sessions, there’s a few tools that you’ll need and I want to explain which ones to buy and why. You should check that your local pool will…