Are you ready for an Ironman Triathlon?

Have you always dreamed of doing an Ironman Triathlon but aren’t sure if you’re capable? Here are some tips to help build your confidence.

Can I train with a cold?

                      I’ve had a few clients this week suffering with colds, flu or chesty coughs. So I’ve had several conversations about when it’s OK to train and when it’s not. Above the neck rule The general guidelines I’ve always followed are that if your...

Simple tips to improve your front crawl swimming

Can you feel how your body is moving while you swim? Do you have any feel for the water or awareness of how you’re swimming? If not here are some tips to help improve your swimming.

Do you have a Triathlon Training Ego or a Monkey?

Do you have a Triathlon Training Ego or a Triathlon Training Monkey? And how does it help or hinder you and your training? Triathlon Training Ego – how it’s helpful Your “Triathlon Ego” is the bit of you that thinks you can do it and doesn’t want to ever...

How fit do you need to be to do an Ironman Triathlon?

You’ve always wanted to do an Ironman Triathlon but are wondering how fit you really need to be. In this blog I give you some suggestions of what a good level of fitness, experience and skill would be helpful before signing up. You don’t need to tick all these boxes but at least some of them are a good place to start from.

Front Crawl Swim Set for Fun

I’m on easy training week so we did a fun front crawl swimming set this morning. It was very simple.  Swim 12 x 200m. And do something different for each repeat. FOR FUN!!!  You can obviously amend the distance to suit however much you want to swim This is what...

Triathlon Training Types

                            Whatever you’re training for there are often some common training mistakes that we can fall into with Triathlon Training. Often, we tend to make the same mistakes because we fall into a pattern of what we like doing, what we’re afraid of...

How should I breathe in front crawl swimming?

So, you’ve mastered the art of breathing in front crawl swimming but you can only breathe to one side.  Does it even matter? If you’re starting out with front crawl, then your first goal is to learn to breathe and to be able to swim more lengths. So only being able to breath to one side isn’t a massive problem. However, as time goes by and you want to swim faster and further it will start to affect your stroke and hinder your progress.