Through the Barrier and Across the Line

20 April 2019 sandspirations 0

This is the story of a young athlete, affectionately known as Oozy, from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and how she broke through some cultural barriers to achieve her dream of competing in a long distance triathlon. In 2015, I met a local cyclist in Dubai.  She was slight, small, and […]

Running – Why Warming Up Is Important

6 January 2018 sandspirations 0

I have to admit it, I am a terrible runner, but I am on the way to improvement. I’ve taken running classes and I practice.  Last December,  I raced in my first 21 kilometre race since the RAK 1/2 Marathon in 2015.  I completed the race without enough training but […]

Triathlete Talk: Thank The Plank

28 December 2017 sandspirations 0

In a previous article, I spoke about the importance of strength training to prevent injury.  Let’s look at how developing a strong upper body (core) can help you to be a stronger swimmer and have better posture in the water. During the last decade or so, the importance of having […]

Triathlete Talk: Injury Prevention by Strength Training

11 December 2017 sandspirations 1

Strength training is vital for proper training in order to enhance performance and decrease the risk of injury.  Any triathlete who embarks on a training programme without specific strength training is putting him/herself at risk of injury and decreased ability to generate force in a wide range of motion. In order to realize […]