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Triathlon Coach on 10 Tips to Maintain a Good Sleep Routine

Quality sleep is crucial for our overall health and well-being. However, with today’s fast-paced and demanding lifestyles, many individuals find it challenging to achieve a restful night’s sleep. This can be especially problematic for athletes who train in the late evening and find it hard to wind down afterwards. Fortunately, adopting a well-structured bedtime routine […]

Triathlon Coach on How to Bounce Back from a Bad Race

In the realm of sports, success and failure often go hand in hand. Athletes, despite their dedication and preparation, can experience setbacks in the form of a bad race at any moment in their journey regardless of their experience. However, what sets remarkable athletes apart is their ability to mentally bounce back from such disappointments. […]

Triathlon Coach on How to Transition Fast

Triathlon is a demanding sport that combines swimming, cycling, and running. In this gruelling event, athletes strive for efficiency and speed across the whole race to achieve optimal performance. A crucial aspect of the full race is the athletes ability to transition efficiently from swim to bike (T1) and bike to run (T2). Today, Triathlon […]

Triathlon Coach on Threshold Training

Training effectively and efficiently is crucial for athletes to gain the most improvement from the time they have to train. One important aspect that we use at Davey Black Triathlon Melbourne and around the world with our online athletes, is the lactic acid threshold. This threshold level is the point at which lactic acid begins […]

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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 […]