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Triathlon Coach on Training Through Winter

Winter often brings about a sense of hibernation, with people retreating indoors and forgoing their fitness routines. However, embracing aerobic training during the winter months can provide numerous benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, enhanced mental well-being, and the maintenance of overall fitness levels. In this essay, we will explore the advantages of aerobic training during […]

Triathlon Coach on The Importance of Sleep While Training

When it comes to achieving peak performance in sports, athletes often focus on physical conditioning, skill development, and strategic planning. While these aspects are undoubtedly crucial, one often overlooked factor that plays a significant role in athletic success is sleep. Adequate sleep is vital for athletes, as it promotes optimal physical and mental functioning, enhances […]

Triathlon Coach on Why We Taper into Race Day

Competing in a triathlon requires months of dedicated training, mental preparation, and physical endurance. One crucial aspect that athletes often overlook is the tapering period leading up to the race day. Tapering refers to the deliberate reduction in training intensity and volume before an event. In this blog, Coach Steve Davis from Davey Black Triathlon […]

Triathlon Coach on How to Maximise Your Training Using Lactic Acid Threshold

Achieving optimal athletic performance requires a comprehensive triathlon training program that includes monitoring and utilising your lactic acid threshold. Head Coach Steve Davis from Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne explores the significance of the lactic acid threshold, its physiological implications, and practical strategies to incorporate it into triathlon training programs effectively. Understanding the Lactic Acid […]

Triathlon Coach: 5 Tips to Help Organise your Schedule

In today’s fast-paced world, juggling a demanding work life, family responsibilities, and training can be overwhelming. However, by implementing effective organisational strategies, you can successfully navigate these multiple commitments and lead a more balanced life. This essay presents five essential tips to help you stay organised when faced with a busy work, family, and training […]

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Triathlon Coach on Staying Safe and Warm on Two Wheels this Winter

Cycling during the winter months can be a challenging yet exhilarating experience. As the temperatures drop and the weather conditions become colder, it becomes crucial to dress appropriately to ensure comfort, safety, and enjoyment. In today’s blog, Triathlon Coach Steve Davis from the Davey Black Triathlon Club will explore the essential clothing and gear needed […]

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Triathlon Coach on How to Prevent Shin Splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a common condition among runners and athletes. It is characterised by pain and tenderness along the tibia, or shinbone. Shin splints can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, improper footwear, and muscle imbalances. While the condition is not usually serious, it can […]

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Triathlon Coach on How to Get Yourself Out of Bed in the Morning

Getting out of bed in the morning can be a challenge for many people, especially if they are not morning people or if they have a busy or stressful day ahead. However, there are several strategies that can be used to motivate yourself to get out of bed and start your day on the right […]

Triathlon Coach on Training Motivation Through Winter

Pre-season triathlon training can be a challenging task, especially when the cold and dark days make it harder to get out of bed and go for a workout. However, maintaining motivation through the winter is crucial to achieving your summer race and fitness goals and performing at your best with the reduced risk of injury. […]

Triathlon Coach on the Importance of Arm Position Whilst Running

Endurance running is a physically demanding activity that requires proper form and technique to prevent injury and optimise performance. One aspect of correct and efficient form that is often overlooked but incredibly important is the position of the arms while running. The arm position affects a runner’s balance, speed, and endurance, and understanding its importance […]