Coaching 101 – Swim Equipment 101

With the first triathlon of the season and open water swimming only weeks away it is a good time to review your equipment to make sure you are ready for the season ahead. As a beginner to the sport, all of the equipment required can appear daunting. The following information provides you with a basic …

Coaching 101 – Marathon

Next weekend is the Adelaide marathon. While there have been doubts over whether it would happen, it looks as if they have come up with a strategy that the health department approve of. This means it will be a marathon unlike any other you have competed in. The main change will be that the race …

Coaching 101 – Mind Hacks

When it comes to training and racing the mind is often the biggest obstacle triathletes have to overcome. For some training and racing is something they look forward to. They have made it a part of their world and they have been able to associate it with a positive. However for others just getting out …

Coaching 101 – Climbing

While the weather hasn’t been perfect for our weekend rides I want to keep our ride theme going. This week I want to give you a few things to think about when you are climbing. While riding a bike uphill doesn’t pose many challenges as the slower speed makes us less likely to fall and …

Coaching 101 – Bike Handling

Last week we looked at how you position yourself on the bike, so to keep the cycling theme going today we are exploring bike handling. It is interesting when I talk to people about their bike handling. Some will say I haven’t had a crash so it must be okay, others will say yeah I am pretty …

Coaching 101 – Bike Positioning

With spring approaching you should be  starting to think about riding more. While this winter the A group has turned into a fun, smash fest out to Lobethal, after our grand final on Saturday it is time to regroup a little bit and get some solid consistent miles into the legs. However it is one …