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...

November Book Reviews

Here are some reviews of the 3 books I’ve read in November: Fuelling the cycling revolution, The Line: Where sport and medicine collide, The boys in the boat

It’s Cold and Dark Outside

It’s Cold and Dark Outside. How do I get out the door to the swimming pool on a cold dark winter night? This is a familiar challenge that I face myself every winter!

Training Diary for 22nd October; Swim Practice

Training Diary for 22nd October; Swim Practice: This week I had a discussion with a client about the  importance of strength and the ability to “pull” hard in swimming.  Of course strength does play a part but I think it’s much less important than most swimmers realise.

Training diary for 15th October

Training diary for 15th October: this week was all about admin! And getting ready for the change of seasons, the dark nights…..and the turbo.

Training diary 8th October: Ironman Barcelona

Training diary 8th October: This week it’s all about the sunshine and taking a mental and physical break from training and life! I spent the week in Barcelona supporting friends and clients at the Ironman.

All about Ironman Barcelona

Trying to choose an Ironman for 2019? Here is some information and tips about Ironman Barcelona.