Articles

  • My First OLY – self-coached - Angie Barnes bought an off-the-shelf plan from my Training Peaks store and programmed it to race day. This is how it went. So, how did I get to this day?—the RAK Olympic distance triathlon.  Months ago, when we made the decision that I would quit my teaching job in order [...]
  • Fabulous in February Challenge 2023 - The Healthy Heart Challenge Did you do a dry January? Veganuary?  Couldn’t be bothered to do either but might be interested in starting something now? We are going to do a Fabulous in February Challenge, because taking care of your health and wellbeing will not only help you to feel [...]
  • Open Water Swimming Clinic - 22nd September 2023 On Sunday 22 January, I will be running an Open Water Clinic at 08h00, from Kite Beach. This session is free of charge and will be videoed. On the following weekend we will be swimming around the Burj Al Arab so this will be excellent preparation! For [...]
  • Back on Your Bike in 2023 - Bike Handling Skills Class Did Santa bring you a new bike? Or are you about to dust off the one in the garage for “What’s In For Me in 2023?” Or perhaps you feel that you could build more confidence on your bike. Get back on your bike and come [...]
  • Beginner’s Triathlon Group Coaching - Dubai – starting 6th November! This could be you by January, exiting smiling from a swim! Starting November 6th, I will be running triathlon beginners sessions. If you are thinking of dabbling in triathlon and not sure how to go about it, this course will be for you. The sessions [...]
  • Biohacking - Why it matters to peri/menopausal athletes Here are some simple tips to help you through your training as a peri/menopausal athlete. We tend to follow so many online guidelines, or from a downloaded programme on Training peaks, or something that we’ve read on Goop! (I hope not). Below are some [...]
  • Hydration and 10000 steps - How to calculate your hydration Hydration is more of a marketing campaign than a scientific campaign – have you ever stopped to consider if you really need 8 to 10 glasses of water a day? This is the same myth and blunder as the recommendation of 10,000 steps a day. [...]
  • Race to Weight - I say nutrition, as I do not believe in dieting. I needed to make some serious changes to improve my gut health, bloating and general feeling of lethargy and low energy.  This can be seen clearly in the photograph box, lower right. I was introduced to the Whole30 concept and [...]
  • Race Fear and Open Water Swimming Anxiety - Race Nerves?How do they affect you? Do you perform better or worse? Do you get a newfound courage or does your race plan collapse? I’ve seen countless accounts from athletes online, and in person, where they stand on the beach before a triathlon swim start or an open water swimming [...]
  • Spain Training and Racing - During the summer, some of the team travelled to Spain to train and race.  We chose a triathlon in Pont de Suert, hilly, and a lake swim.  A first for all of us! I did a short distance: 950m lake swim 🏊‍♂️ 60km bike with 1200m elevation and 11% climbs [...]