How to practice?

Here’s a list of my favourite resources about how to get good at something and how to make the time you spend practising your sport effective. Let me know which is your favourite and how they’ve impacted on your swimming, cycling or running…..and your life.

How to deal with a disappointing race

You’ve trained your legs off for 6 months, feel like you’re on top form and are totally after a personal best. And then…..your race totally sucks and your performance is pants. How do you deal with this and keep enjoying your sport? Or even find the motivation to keep training for the next race.

Periods

You know you can finally call yourself an athlete when you get used to talking about puking, peeing, pooing and chafing in embarrassing places! But the one thing we don’t often talk about are periods!

What numbers are you looking at?

Lots of us triathletes and cyclists like some numbers to tell us how we’re performing – there’s nothing like a bit of hard data right! They can be a great help to keep us on track, help us to train effectively and tell us how fit (or not) we are.

Managing Pre-race stress

It’s normal to feel nervous or stressed before a big race especially if it’s something you’ve been focus on for several months. A few nerves are healthy as it can help you to perform to your best. But getting overly anxious and stressed can waste energy unnecessarily and can cause stomach problems and a poor performance.

Don’t Think Just Train

This week’s training involved a lovely FTP (functional threshold power) test on the bike. This is an all out 20min effort to get the highest average power possible.