Training Diary: November 26th: Hangry Attacks

Like many of the people I coach, I originally came to exercise and aerobic activity as a way to manage my weight and burn calories. As I got more interested in marathon running and triathlon I’ve become more focused on fitness and performance rather than calories and this has helped to temper an unhealthy obsession with size and weight loss.

Ride your bike in 2019

anuary is a time when a lot of people make New Year’s resolutions related to health and fitness plans. Cycling is a great way to get more active and has a whole range of physical and mental benefits.

Training Diary 19th November: Winter is Here

The weather turned this week and it was a shock to the system. Last week I rode in shorts! This week I had a 3 hour ride to do and didn’t have the mental strength to do this on my turbo. However, it was 2 degrees and when it was time to go outside on my bike I was so cold I almost cried!

A Triathlete’s guide to surviving Xmas

Keeping on top of your fitness and training goals during Xmas can be a challenge with a marathon of Xmas dinners, parties and celebrations. As well as time off work and interruption to your normal routine it can be hard to maintain any fitness over the Xmas period.

What is a tempo trainer?

A tempo trainer is a small yellow swimming device. You can clip it to your goggles or pop it under your swim had. It makes a beep that you can hear while swimming to help you with various aspects of your swim strokes. It typically costs about £30 and is a really handy device to help with intelligent swimming.

Training Diary 28th October: Ouch….my back hurts

This week I dislocated my whole body! Well it felt like it. Actually I put my back out bending over to pick a pencil off the floor. Nothing serious but crikey it really hurt. I struggled to put my socks on for two days and getting in and out of a car was a serious...