The Women’s Endurance Summit

Wow! What a lot of great information by some excellent speakers. This seminar, put on by USATF as a level-3 Coaches seminar on women’s endurance running was a great success. Covering topics like biomechanics and form analysis, using latest tools like “Coaches Eye” http://www.coachseye.com/ to easily record video and quickly analyze. I will be tryingContinue reading “The Women’s Endurance Summit”

NEW YEAR – Doing too much too soon

It’s the new year and a new you! Take care out there as we all set out on our quests to be better, stronger, faster and probably skinnier! I posted about the risks of under-eating and the risks for us all of RED-S (relative energy deficiency syndrome). Intake of sufficient nutrients is important for athleteContinue reading “NEW YEAR – Doing too much too soon”

LCHF Review some basics on this dietary latest

Low Carbohydrate diets are not new having begun with the so called Banting Diet in London where a highly nutritious diet of offal, meat, fats and very little carbohydrates and sugars was found to reduce body fat in overweight subjects without reducing capacity to function or exercise. The idea that we need carbohydrates is beingContinue reading “LCHF Review some basics on this dietary latest”

Champions in the making

How do champions become champions at any level they chose or can get to? Is it basic genetics or can we coaches take anyone and help them achieve their very best and become champions? I certainly believe that with the right coaching guidance and support anyone can improve and make it as far as theyContinue reading “Champions in the making”

What gives out first in IRONMAN

After years of studying and coaching IRONMAN athletes a common fatigue theme is clear and it is called many things by different people and this plague and nuisance manifests itself as a shorter stride length. So what you say, well so what indeed, but who wants a shorter stride or even a stride that graduallyContinue reading “What gives out first in IRONMAN”

DAIONMAN – To shave or not to shave?

So we should start as always with a hypothesis:  finishing the @IRONMAN within the cutoff time.  It is achievable for anyone with the right approach, but to be successful (defined as perhaps podium in AG), a more determined and thorough approach is needed. So how did I get to shave one leg? Well let’s takeContinue reading “DAIONMAN – To shave or not to shave?”

EXCELLENCE IS INSIDE YOU… GOALS!

Goal setting: How do you set a goal and what are the criteria for goals? Should they be “reach for the sky” and maybe you make it or fall short, or should they be less ambitious and maybe less exciting? One thing’s for sure if YOUR GOAL is not clearly understood by you then youContinue reading “EXCELLENCE IS INSIDE YOU… GOALS!”

Overtraining – what’s the deal here?

Training for distance, stamina and endurance means eating enough while eating the right foods AND drinking right as well. But…. what does this mean translated into real advice and then real meals made from real food. And what about salt eh, how can we make sure to get enough salts (sodium mostly, magnesium, potassium, chloride)?Continue reading “Overtraining – what’s the deal here?”