Author: westlakelakers

  • Coaching 101 – Listen to your body

    Coaching 101 – Listen to your body

    As triathletes we live on the edge. We push the boundaries trying to eek the life out of every last second of the day. However the flip side of this achievement based existence is that it does place us at a greater risk of injury and some health issues. So while some risks go up […]

  • Member Profile – Karen McPherson

    Member Profile – Karen McPherson

    First Ironman, bucket list for turning 60, and no idea what to expect, but a young experienced couple in our tri club, (our pros!), were always there to give advice and encouragement. Winter in the Red Centre is short and great to train in, however, summer weather can be debilitating with temps in high 30’s […]

  • Coaching 101 – Group Riding

    Coaching 101 – Group Riding

    I love team time trial TTT season. I have been doing it for about 20 years since I joined in with the Powerbar boys who were seen as the pinnacle of the sport back when I first started. There is nothing better than getting with your mates and just smashing each other over a 30-40km […]

  • Coaching 101 – Triathlon Review

    Coaching 101 – Triathlon Review

    With race one of this season triathlon season done and dusted I always enjoy sitting down with my athletes and talking through their experience post-race.  Yes we look at the numbers HR, power, pace but I am equally interested in how the day unfolded and where they can find free speed. That way we have […]

  • Coaching 101 – Triathlon Kit Bag

    Coaching 101 – Triathlon Kit Bag

    So with the first triathlon of the season upon us, the final equipment review relates to all the little bits and pieces that you may require for training or on race day Weights equipment or a gym membership. Bands are great (tubing you can tie onto things or thicker looped bands for looping around your […]

  • Coaching 101 – Run Equipment

    Coaching 101 – Run Equipment

    If bike equipment is the most complex aspect of triathlon then running would have to be the simplest.  Shoes, like cycling, includes both training and racing options and given our love affair with trails then you can add trail shoes to the mix Training shoes is a specific and personal thing. The shoe has to […]