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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 will vary from swim, bike, …

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 recommendations from Dr. Stacy Sims …

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. The magic number “10,000” dates …

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 did a 30-day programme, eliminating …

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 race and drown in a …

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 ⛰10km flat 🏃‍♂️ Michelle did …

Sarah Barber – My First Triathlon

A couple of weeks ago, I completed my first triathlon event, it was at the J Club, Mina A Salam Hotel and it was an indoor triathlon. I decided to sign up as part of my training for the super sprint I signed up for in November. The indoor triathlon would provide me with an …

TRIATHLETE DIARIES – Aimée Middleton

Unperturbed by freezing water, rain, sleet, and wind, British triathlete Aimée Middleton took up the challenge to race in the Norseman. Based in Dubai, you could say her training ground was probably 3 times as hot as her race day. The Norseman is a race that they say is not for everyone but every hard …

Dietary Supplements and Fad Diets

Protein and Protein Powders How much time have you got? You’ll need a cup of coffee and a good couple of hours to read this. (Credit to Dr. Stacy Sims for some of this material and NESTA.) Have you ever thought about the supplement market and why it exists? In particular, protein powder is the …

Newsletter – February 2022

INTRODUCING HUDAISA Hudaisa (aka Huda) speaks about her experience as a cyclist and squashes people’s misconception about fuller figure athletes. “You should get her training wheels”. “How about a tricycle”. “How old is she?”. These were the remarks that I heard as I practised bike riding after many years with a friend. It somehow felt …

Bike Handling Skills

Anybody can go fast on the flat… but how good are you at stopping suddenly? Swerving, gearing, speed bumps, cattle grids and cornering? Can you turn around a cone (or on the cycle path) without unclipping and scooting with your foot? Come to my cycling class on the 22nd January, where you can meet other …

Women’s Triathlon Training Camp

If you are curious about triathlon, or if you are currently a triathlete and need a reboot for the season, this is the camp for you! The plan is to train hard, while learning new techniques and also attending some really interesting conferences regarding your mental and menopausal health. Triathlon Training Camp for Women Where:  …

Hamstring Pain

Physiotherapist, bike fitter, cyclist and triathlete Orla White chats to us about hamstring pain with a few practical tips. Let’s talk about hamstring pain. Have you ever had that pain located high up around your sitting bone?  Worse for the first few minutes of your run, then seems to disappear and then comes back towards …

Run Challenge – 100 Miles in February

Abu Dhabi based triathlete (and now serious runner!), Amita Das had her birthday month in February, and wanted to do a challenge. As local races kept getting cancelled and postponed, we wanted to avoid disillusion and also loss of motivation to train. So we set a different target, to run a total of 100 miles …