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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 […]

6 Steps to Coping with Injury

Triathlon Coach on Buying New Runners

Buying new runners is an important decision for any athlete, as it can have a significant impact on their performance and overall health. While some runners prefer to use their shoes until they fall apart, there are several signs that indicate when it’s time to buy new runners. In this article, we’ll explore some of […]

Triathlon Coach on The Off-Season

The off-season in any sport refers to the period when there are no official games or competitions taking place. During this time, players and coaching staff take a break from the regular season and focus on rest, recovery, and preparation for the upcoming season. While some may view this time as a break from the […]

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Triathlon Coach on Race Recovery

Participating in an endurance race, such as a marathon, triathlon, or ultra-run, requires a significant amount of physical and mental exertion. Athletes must push themselves to their limits to complete these races, often leading to muscle fatigue, dehydration, and exhaustion. In such cases, recovery after an endurance race is crucial to prevent long-term health complications […]