Thursday Training Theme: This week’s favourite training session

Theme: Threshold I treat this session as an alternative to the standard 2×20′ session and it…

Thursday Training Theme: This week’s favourite training session

Theme: Anaerobic Capacity I’m just about to start tapering for my last multisport race of the…

Thursday Training Theme: This week’s favourite training session, Let’s start simple WARMUP

Theme: Warmup As I’ve become more attuned, zen-like, to my body I can feel the difference…

Garmin Coach – Any Good ? Free Adaptive 5K Running Plan

Garmin Coach is getting better. Lots of free plans to help your training including SOME adaptive…

Run with Power – Book by Jim Vance

I started leafing through coach Jim Vance’s book “Run with Power” a couple of months ago…

Ironman Build – The Shape of the Pear

I always thought that pears had quite a nice shape. But when applied to training ‘maybe…

Cycling Analytics – New Update To Software

Cyclinganalytics.com have announced an update to their cycling analytical software with a  new training load chart (above,…

My Ironman Journey: A Mouthful of Humble Pie Might Have Been Good For Me

In previous posts I have scoffed a little about ‘Zone 2 training’  which, by now, I…

Sonia Samuels (Olympian) : 5 Tips for running a marathon

In case you need 6 tips, here are the first 5 for running a marathon. Sonia,…

Ironman Training – 200 Hours In The Wrong Zones? Not a good idea.

A lot of the Ironman plans I looked at rely on Training Zones. Either POWER zones…

Garmin Fenix 5 : What is Firstbeat Training Effect 2.0 and Training Status – impact on XERT or GoMore?

Garmin’s Fenix 5 advertises the use of Training Effect 2.0 and will also be including a…

Cyber Monday: Save 15% off most Power Meters and PM-Accessories

  International buyers will need to consider import duties for their country. Just enter the COUPON…

Polar Rolls Out Complete Training Load/Recovery Status For Cycling Products

One of Polar’s stand-out features has got better…well at least more widely available. The previous implementation…

What are WKO4, Golden Cheetah, Garmin Connect, SportTracks, Training Peaks?

I’ve re-blogged, below, a description from trainingpeaks.com of the differences between their products (WKO4 and TRAINING PEAKS).…

Mo Farah’s Typical Weekly Training Schedule

Below is Mo’s apparent typical training week from ‘training a runner’ (Source, below). You can see…

5k: Some thoughts on the benefits of swimming to 5k

Here’s my own personal take on whether or not swimming will help your efforts to a…

A Good 5k session today and a sneaky 2.5k + ride last night.

I needed a feel-good session today and for some bizarre reason my plan has 1 minute…

5k parkruns – how good are you?

With 5k running (and especially at parkruns with a wide variation in ability) people seem to…

5k: How much mileage do I need to do, how much do I need to train.

I come from the ‘do as little mileage as possible’ school. Before you say I’m wrong…

Sub 20 minute 5k: how does it feel?

We all want to get that PB down as low as we can. I guess there…