This August marks 6 years since I experienced the first of 3 training experiences that had the most profound impact on my life; as a Coach, as an athlete and as a person. In looking through past training and the debrief event documents I wrote after each event, I have had a chance to reflect fondly on some of the major takeaways from the 14 days living at SEALFit and also the 3 day endurance event, KOKORO. (more…)
Endurance sports require a massive training load, and this puts a huge demand on the body. You concentrate on getting nutrition right, spend time resting and recovering, and we race, but injuries occur all the time, and seemingly without warning. When this happens, you need to know how to approach the problem. (more…)
‘Train, train, TRAIN!’ is the mantra driven into the part-time athlete, and as pumped as we get building strength, endurance and speed, the intended outcome is often compromised by this misguided approach.
Work, travel, family and social time and extraneous circumstances all play a huge role in the day-to-day of athletes general wellbeing and navigating through all this can become a stressor if you’re not managed correctly.
It all begins at the crushingly early hour of 04:30am, woken by a tranquil alarm, swiftly followed by a heart rate variability (HRV) reading. To understand how your body has responded to whatever has been thrown at it the previous day is to better plan for the day ahead.