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General Nutrition for Athletes

Performance Coach Steve Davis, has a minor in Nutrition and a Diploma in Sports Nutrition. He has written this nutrition summary to help guide athletes in their choices, and provide a base for them to dig deeper and learn more about what suits their own specific needs. If you would like to know more about […]

Slow Down to Run Faster

*All references are from ‘How fast Should Your Long Run Be?’ by Jeff Gaudette – US Run Coach The long run is the key base endurance session in any weekly endurance training program. It doesn’t matter if you’re training for Sprint Distance or Ironman, it is necessary to maintain your run endurance throughout the whole […]

Davey Black Triathlon

One of the reasons that the Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne is so successful is because of the hard work and dedication of Performance Coach Steve Davis, Irish Club Coach Padraig Purcell and Sunshine Coast Club Coaches Alex Polizzi and Amelia Rose-Watkinson. The time and effort these coaches put into every one of their athletes […]

Sports Performance Centre

Davey Black is not a person. There is no-one named Davey. There is no Mr or Mrs Black. Davey Black was born as a concept. It was an idea to combine high quality triathlon coaching and squad training with strength and conditioning, mobility, recovery, physiotherapy and yoga. The idea came about when Triathlon Performance Coach […]

Finding the right Ironman Training Plan

Training for an Ironman is not easy. It’s not just the physical training that is hard. There is also the mental aspect of putting all of your eggs into one basket and training so long for one shot at huge race. Then there are the time issues of trying to fit in all the training […]

Triathlon Training Recovery: Try These 5 Essentials

We’re proud to have the Davey Black Fitness brand synonymous with Melbourne triathlons, so we speak with some authority when we say there’s few athletic pursuits one can undertake that’s quite like a triathlon. A triathlon coaching Melbourne is not just a test of a person’s physical ability and fitness, but of their willpower and […]

Training For a Triathlon: 5 Things You Need to Know

As one of the premier providers of triathlon coaching Melbourne, we’ve seen our fair share of newcomers throw their hat into the triathlon ring for the very first time and we’ve picked up on the mistakes newbies tend to make when taking on their first competition. The best thing you can do to ensure your […]

What is the Melbourne Triathlon League?

The Melbourne Triathlon training club League was established in 2018 to provide a free training option for any local triathletes. The only caveat is that you have to be a registered member with Triathlon Victoria or visiting athletes must be registered with any of the other Triathlon Australia state bodies. The idea of the Melbourne […]

Updating Training Peaks Zones

At Davey Black Triathlon we use the online training platform ‘Training Peaks‘ to deliver and monitor training to each athlete. Our methodology is to do regular Lactic Acid Threshold tests to track your fitness improvements throughout the season. These tests are very simple and they are a great workout in themselves. They also allow each […]

Is Davey Black the Best Triathlon Training Club in Melbourne?

The Davey Black Triathlon Club is the most unique triathlon club in Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast, Ireland and they also provide online training program options if you are located anywhere else in the world. What sets Davey Black Triathlon apart as the greatest triathlon training club in Melbourne is our ability to offer every Melbourne […]

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