Open Water Coaching CPD

Open Water Coaching CPD

On Sunday May 15 British Triathlon were running an Open Water Coaching CPD at Knockburn Loch which I attended. There were 12 coaches there from all around Scotland and as it was the first such Coaching CPD in the UK there was discussion around the format of the day at...

Running every day

In October I set myself a challenge to run 1 hour every day. I also added the extra challenge of making it a different run route every time I went out for a run. 1 hour a day may seem like quite a lot, viewed in isolation it would be a short run for me. Why 1 hour?...

3 days of running

With my first ultra marathon of the year due in 10 days I wanted to get an idea what shape my body was in. Having increased my long run to 2 hours 10 days ago it was time to add a bit more to that on Saturday. But not only was I going to go for a long run on Saturday....

Knowing when to take time out

As (tri-)athletes a lot of us hate the idea of needing to take time off training, planned rest days are bad enough but unplanned ones really nag at us. I have been no different over the past week. I returned from Ironman Austria on July 10 and the following day I had...

Saturday's Long Ride

Seeing as I called last week’s blog the long run and this week’s the long cycle should I call next week’s the long swim. Maybe not! We spent the weekend south of the border in Ponteland just north of Newcastle staying with my girlfriend’s folks for the weekend. Before...