Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Power-Based Steady State Trainer Session III

Windtrainer Session

This workout is the perfect session to start building your fitness as you either get back into training or as you build an aerobic base over winter/spring. This workout is great for all cyclists, including mountain bikers and triathletes.

It builds on last week’s session:

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Include Speed Into Your Long Run With This Great Workout

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?

This workout is really great for marathon runners and long distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme. More importantly it builds on from Progressive Run A, B, C, D, E and F that I wrote about over the last few weeks.  I  progress my athletes through these workouts first before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done them yet go back and check them out. Continue reading “Include Speed Into Your Long Run With This Great Workout”

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Power-Based Steady State Trainer Session II

Windtrainer Session

This workout is the perfect session to start building your fitness as you either get back into training or as you build an aerobic base over winter/spring. This workout is great for all cyclists, including mountain bikers and triathletes.

It builds on last weeks session:

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Get More Speed By Including It In Your Long Run

Progressive Run

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you tired of doing the same long boring steady run?

This workout is really great for marathon runners and long distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme. More importantly it builds on from Progressive Run A, B, C, D and E that I wrote about over the last few weeks.  I  progress my athletes through these workouts first before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done them yet go back and check them out. Continue reading “Get More Speed By Including It In Your Long Run”

Invictus Games – Swimming Finals Night

Jules:   As I Ieft the pool yesterday I took a photo that speaks so many words for me. The pool looks huge, there are hundreds of spectators and yes I swam in it. I remember the first training session in the Burnham pool. It was awful as I could only do about 4 strokes at a time, couldn’t breath or kick and I didn’t love it! What a different feeling of conquering, as I left the pool, tired but ecstatic, with 2 PBs.  I can swim but I can’t swim great distances or very fast – yet, but these games aren’t just about that. The best thing that happened last night was that I got to see the entire stadium in a standing ovation for a swimmer who just wouldn’t give up. It was clearly very, very hard for him to swim, but he just kept going. I guess that it is hard to visualise, unless you saw it but Ray got video of it. This will be a memory I will take away.  The indomitable human spirt. Continue reading “Invictus Games – Swimming Finals Night”

Invictus Games: What A Day For The Swimmers

Invictus Games

Jules:   I’m struggling with verbalising today, but will try to get my words together.

Today I got to swim as a swimmer competing in an international competition. I couldn’t swim freestyle at all ten months ago. I thought I could swim a little breaststroke, but when I saw it done, I realised I was not actually doing it at all!  Coach Ray never gave up on me. I was so panicked by putting my face continually in the water. I just had so much to overcome, I really did not think I would make it and at times I thought the training was just too hard. I thought about giving it up. I was so afraid I would embarrass us. Continue reading “Invictus Games: What A Day For The Swimmers”