Training Diary: 1st Sept 2018: My 100m TT

At the start of September I took part in a 100mile Time Trial. This wasn’t the most enjoyable thing I’ve ever done, but it was well worth doing. Here are some thoughts about how it went down.

Book Review: Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth

I’ve just finished reading Grit, by Angela Duckworth.

This was an incredibly easy and enjoyable read and is well worth picking up.  There are lots of references to other researchers and thinkers so the book is well referenced but also shows connection to some of the other books about success and practice in the popular press (such as Peak, by Anders Ericcson and The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle).

Athlete Profile: Anita Howe

We are delighted to introduced Anita Howe, another YouCanCoaching athlete in our series of athlete profiles. Tell us about yourself as a Triathlete I have been doing Triathlons for about 4 years after being involved in sport all my life from an early age. After...

What is an endless pool and why learn in one?

An endless pool is a small private swimming pool that we use for lessons and coaching.  It’s 14 feet long, 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep and uses a current for you to swim against, rather like running on a treadmill. It sounds like an odd and difficult thing to do, but it is incredibly easy to swim in an endless pool and has many advantages over a regular swimming pool.  It’s also a powerful and efficient way to learn.