Coaching 101 – Chasing Numbers

Talk to enough triathletes and you soon realise they share many things in common, their personalities, their drive, their passion, their love of coffee, gadgets and classy training outfits, but without a doubt the strongest connection between triathletes of all abilities is their love of numbers. Whether it be power, HR, time, distance, meters of …

Coaching 101 – Racing and Pacing

Sunday is our annual Lakers 5-25 run which has morphed into a 7-42 run. The option of a 42km run gives people the chance to run a qualifier for Wonderland if it goes ahead this year and also to go the journey on the same day that the Gold Coast marathon would have been happening.  …

Coaching 101 – Getting into the swim of things

With swim training due to get under way shortly it is a good opportunity to reboot your swimming and make it better than ever. To start with if you haven’t swum for a while swimming will be tough. Maybe the first 25m will feel good but if you are like me, after that the piano …

Coaching 101 – Winter Solstice

Never before has June 21st meant so much. Typically I write how June 21 represents the first turning point of winter. Mentally training at this time of the year is tough as the mornings are dark and the weather cold and this year wet. This year after the isolation of the past 3 months winter solstice …

Coaching 101 – Back Into Running

So this week we were finally able to get back out to Laker run training for the first time in 3 months. While I must say I did enjoy the break I was ready to get back into things and get another pre-season into my body. While it was cold Tuesday night it was great …

Coaching 101 – Triathlon Potential

The Covid break gave me a chance to clean out my old triathlon resources. As I scanned through countless books and articles, it made me realise that what we think is some awesome new approach to training that we have devised has all been done before.  Even when I look back at what the Lakers …