Swimming drills – love em or hate em?

Most swim practices and group swim sessions have some drills included in them. And it’s good practice to do some drills to keep your technique and your movement patterns good. But are you getting the most out of them?

Half marathon tips for avoiding injury

It’s really common to get injured when you start training for an event particular as a runner. There’s some research that shows that as many as 79% of runners get injured at least once in a year.

The benefits of a Training Partner

For a lot of people this is a no brainer and they always train with other people. But for others, particularly triathletes who have particular goals and follow a training schedule it’s easy to make it a solitary pursuit. There’s a lot to be gained from training with others and lockdown has really made me reflect on why I value my training partners so much.

Half marathon training tips

Coventry half marathon is coming up at the start of April so I thought I’d share a few or my tips for training for the race.

Coached Athlete Profile – Emma Jones

It’s always nice to hear other people’s sporting stories and journey’s so I’m delighted to introduced Emma Jones, another YouCanCoaching athlete in our series of athlete profiles.

Post co-vid Swimming Adventure

As the swimming pools are closed due to the co-vid lock down and a lot of my swimming friends have some more time due to being furloughed I’m making it a mission to try and swim in a different place each week.  There are some amazing places to swim that aren’t too far away and I’ve discovered some super spots.

Part 5: Swim the Channel

This is part 5 of my blogs about swimming the channel in a 6 person relay.  In this blog I’ll share some practical tips and information that might help.