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”

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 31 January 2016

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here.

Technology/Equipment Blogs

http://triathlon.competitor.com/2015/02/2015-buyers-guide/2015-triathlete-buyers-guide-run-watches_113168

A summary of a range of technology on the market currently

Athlete Blogs

http://www.procyclingstats.com/

Every pro cyclist, all their results all in on place.

Training Blogs

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/3-drills-to-fix-your-swim-crossover

A common problem with swimming technique is crossing over. Here is a good article on how to correct this problem.

Nutrition Blogs

http://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-bananas/

Here are some great advantages of bananas.

YouTube

Although it doesn’t have wheels from my favourite wheel maker, Wheelworks this is still a pretty good list.

Lists from previous weeks can be found here.

 

 

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 3

Tri Training NZ

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including doing both these events in 2011 (the year of the wind in Wanaka and the year of the rain in Taupo).

12 weeks out from Challenge Wanaka starts the week of Monday 28th November. For those of you doing Ironman NZ two weeks later, your sessions will commence the week of Monday 12th December.

This is the third week, you can find the first weeks sessions here and the second weeks here. Continue reading “12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 3”

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 2

Tri Training NZ

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including doing both these events in 2011 (the year of the wind in Wanaka and the year of the rain in Taupo).

12 weeks out from Challenge Wanaka started the week of Monday 28th November. For those of you doing Ironman NZ two weeks later, your sessions will commence the week of Monday 12th December.

This is the second week, you can find the first weeks sessions here. Continue reading “12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 2”

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 1

Tri Coaching NZ

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including doing both these events in 2011 (the year of the wind in Wanaka and the year of the rain in Taupo).

12 weeks out from Challenge Wanaka starts the week of Monday 28th November 2017. For those of you doing Ironman NZ two weeks later, your sessions will commence the week of Monday 12th December. Continue reading “12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 1”