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Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)

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Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)

    68 - Six unusual swim tips

    68 - Six unusual swim tips

    Having just done a big technique focus in swim squad, I want to pull back from the details and look at the big concepts we’re trying to achieve. So six swim tips coming up, but explained in different / unusual ways.

    • 11 min
    67 - Performance is a habit, not a 12 week plan

    67 - Performance is a habit, not a 12 week plan

    True peak performance doesn't come in a 12 week training plan. So stand back from the details of a training plan, and lets build habits that will help you be successful in the long term: nutrition, sleep, strength work, and all other other things that contribute to your success.

    • 9 min
    66 - ERG mode & smart trainers

    66 - ERG mode & smart trainers

    ERG mode is switched on by default for most smart trainers. There are some great benefits from using ERG mode and obvious reasons to use it. But there are also times where it’s better not to use it. Listen in to understand the different situations

    • 12 min
    65 - Exercise vs Training vs Racing

    65 - Exercise vs Training vs Racing

    What’s the difference between exercise, training, and racing? Purpose or intent. Being clear on what your purpose is for each session means you can get the most out of it, whether that is exercising for fun and fitness, training towards an outcome, or racing at maximum effort.

    • 12 min
    64 - Mid Winter Blues

    64 - Mid Winter Blues

    6min of sunshine in Wellington last week. That’s enough to give anyone the blues. But the mid winter blues are a real thing right now, so don’t try and fight it. Recognise it might be happening, be kind to yourself, and be prepared to take a break from “training” so you can come back to it fresh and keen for more.

    • 10 min
    63 - Curses of the “average” athlete

    63 - Curses of the “average” athlete

    Do you train plenty but don’t seem to get a lot faster? Has performance plateaued and you’re not sure why? It could be that you are stuck in a rut like many “average” or “typical” athletes are. Here are 4 common “curses of the average athlete”, and what to do about each of them.

    • 12 min

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