Something of an inspiration for all those who think poor swimming will stop them racing triathlon. Twelve months ago Phil Hurr could barely swim a length, but with some swim coaching, plenty of practice and determination, his duathlon racing has turned into an age group win at a major race, The London Triathlon. Read more
The day began at 4 am when the alarm went off and it was straight to the loo just like every race. Mark got up to make some tea and porridge for himself and Emma who was staying with us. I chose to go with a bagel and boiled egg as Kimberley Morrison had suggested which I managed to eat and keep down. Read more here
We were fortunate to have Bo Tyler speak to the club on Wednesday about nutrition in training and endurance events.
It was a very interesting talk which raised over £100 towards TriHarman member Becky Coopers 1000 mile event charity appeal.
Bo has provided a summary of her talk.
As you know alongside coaching with TriHarman-Norfolk Teresa and Mark work with individuals to prepare them for their triathlon events. They offer bespoke training plans and 1-2-1 coaching sessions to keep the preparation on track and to ensure the triathlete is the best they can be on the race day.
There is a limit to how many racers they can take on and there are now just a handfull of spare slots left for 2018. It is not as expensive as you may think, if you need their help see them at a session or message direct.
You can find more information here
We all know that we need to eat more when training but do we know we need to eat less when not training. How many of us continue to eat the same amount of food per day even on a recovery day and wonder why we aren’t losing any weight or losing body fat. It’s not rocket science but many of us have no real idea what we should be eating to fuel our bodies during exercise and afterwards.
Fad diets are not the answer, just carefully sensible eating balanced with your training. Read more here.
There are some class athletes out there who have the knowledge and experience to coach themselves. They know which combination of sessions will make them go fast, know which new methods and products will help them and which will waste their time and money. They know when to rest and when to train, they recognise the signs they are doing too much or too little and have the self-confidence to see their plan through to success. If you count yourself amongst them I applaud you and will enjoy your success.
If you think doing all this and training for your events is beyond your skill and experience, you may well benefit from consulting a coach to help you achieve your goals. Read more.
Cycling, Running and Triathlon are essentially seasonal sports, they need to be as endurance training and racing is hard on your body but it is generally due to the short days and poor weather limiting available events. As the season closes you will need a rest to allow your muscles and joints to repair, but it is easy to lose motivation as your mind and body take the opportunity to recover. This is not helped by the dark cold days and adverse weather which also reduces enthusiasm to train. For some a few weeks pass then normal service is resumed, unfortunately for many it is not quite so easy. Read more here
The season has now come to a close for the evening 10’s with a flurry of personal bests on the final race. I am sure TriHarman-Norfolk racers will be back in the spring.
A big thank you to the North Norfolk Wheelers for their warm welcome and helpful advice and guidance through the season.
Think you can’t race triathlon because you can’t afford a fancy bike?
Cycles and their associated equipment have dramatically changed in recent years, gone are the steel frames, drop handlebars and shallow rimmed multi spoked wheels, replaced by acres of expensive, aerodynamic carbon. These bikes look fast just standing still and have eye watering price tags attached to them. The manufacturers literature and magazine reviews tell us just how stiff and aerodynamic they are, describing the massive improvements on last year’s model. With all this innovation the bikes must almost ride themselves. In reality it is not so simple, read more
Teresa writes about her experience dealing with her ‘Demons’ as she trains and races. She writes from a ladies perspective but many of these feelings live within both sexes.
I don’t know about you but despite watching what I eat and drink (well mostly) and exercising most of my life, I still cannot remove the nagging thoughts that I am fat. I am not looking for sympathy, but what is it about us women that we rarely see our good points or see our achievements in a good light. Is it in my genes or is it the fact that being in sport I am consistently surrounding myself with younger and more able bodies. Read more