Running form guidance and corrective actions


One of the most written about and discussed aspects of running is running form and how to perfect it. As we all know perfection is a myth however improvement is always desirable. I understand that we can’t deal with all running form challenges in one article so I thought I would see if I could simplify the guidance and help … Read More

Grit – traits of great athletes


I have been thinking quite a bit lately about what the traits are that define great athletes. Of course the old adage of picking your parents well has a lot to do with it. However I have seen average folks do well with the talents they have regardless of their genetic gifts. I have also seen athletes make life long … Read More

The Mid Season Break


Well as of the writing of this article it is the middle of the racing and event season for most Cyclists, Runners and Multisport athletes. By now you have completed base training, build training and have been racing and or participating in non-competitive events. You maybe getting tired too! The mid season break, as I like to refer to it … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines Part 2


In part one of this article I brought up my thoughts about age and declining performance and answered a couple of my own nagging questions this season by seeing the performance of masters’ age groupers performing very well in a major Duathlon. I still have a few more questions that I am curious to get answered so lets get started. … Read More

Mental Toughness Lessons


I shared in a guest post at a friend’s web site last year about a story of one of my toughest Road Races when I first started racing. It was about how I decided I wasn’t a very good climber and how I just couldn’t seem to do well when the roads turned up. My coach was out riding the … Read More

Training Nutrition Thursday: 5 Tips to Avoid the Post-Ride Fatigue


Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with a recovery shake straight after. But 2 hrs on, sleepiness sets in. … Read More