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.