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Road to Recovery – Is Your Training Turning You Upside Down?

Are you a tired athlete? Training to get fit, or stay fit can become obsessive.  Training plans must be flexible to be effective and include recovery. Doing a workout just to satisfy the plan is doing it backwards (Joe Friel). Peer pressure can also lock you in to a daily training routine that may eventually wear …

TRIATHLETE DIARIES – Lisa Hancox is a Quintessential Female Triathlete. Why?

Read the story of elite female triathlete and swimming coach Lisa Hancox who resides in Dubai and has been racing in triathlons for 4 years. During this tenure she has raced and won in various long distances races. She set her first long distance goal as the Ironman South Africa 2014, and placed 7th in …

Dubai Makes History in Sport – First Women’s Triathlon in the Middle East

This weekend marked history in the sport of triathlon in the Middle East. Dubai held the first ever Women’s Triathlon in the region, with more than 250 female participants marking the great success of the first ever event of this kind in the Middle East.  The event was organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of …

Female Cyclists with GRIT

Female cyclists are on their bikes and rolling This week saw the kick-off of the third year of the Urban Ultra Women’s Cycling League, further raising the profile of women’s cycling in the UAE. Aimed at heightening awareness of women’s cycling, achieving more media exposure and ensuring women’s cycling is well represented within the cycling …

What is Your Stress Coping Strategy?

How are you coping lately?  Feeling the pressure? All kinds of people experience stress, whether they are based in an office, in the home or on the road.  Do you have a coping strategy? You might have lists, “be looking on the bright side”, goals, inspirational Post-it notes, copious quantities of coffee, 20 cigarette breaks …

Plan your Tri – but try your Plan

A couple of years ago, I went to a very interesting talk on nutrition, held by Collin Allin. In view of an imminent half Ironman distance at the end of May, Dubai-based Tri coach Trace Rogers from Growings Coaching set up an evening for participants to receive advice on hydration and correct fuelling for this event. Collin Allin has participated …

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