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Triathlon Coach on The Importance of Riding Outside

As a triathlon coach with almost 20 years of experience under my belt, I’ve witnessed the evolution of training methods in the sport. In recent years, indoor training has gained popularity with the advent of smart trainers, virtual racing platforms, and the convenience of controlled environments. While indoor training has its merits, I firmly believe […]

Triathlon Coach on Mastering Open Water Swimming

As a triathlon coach with almost 20 years of experience, I often find myself emphasising the importance of open water swimming to my athletes. Triathlons are a unique combination of three demanding disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. Of these, open water swimming is perhaps the most daunting for many athletes, yet it’s also an area […]

Triathlon Coach on The Importance of Transition Skills in Triathlon

Triathlon is a unique and demanding sport that combines swimming, cycling, and running into a single race. To excel in this multisport discipline, athletes must not only be proficient in each individual component but also be skilled at transitioning between them. One often overlooked aspect of triathlon training is the development of transition skills, including […]

Triathlon Coach on Top Tips for Cornering Safely

Cornering safely on a road or triathlon bike is a crucial skill for cyclists, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider. Proper cornering technique not only enhances your performance but also reduces the risk of accidents. Coach Steve, head coach of Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne, provides you below with essential tips and techniques […]

Triathlon Coach on How to Train With an Illness

Physical fitness is a vital component of overall well-being. If you have committed yourself to a triathlon training plan, then this is even more relevant, and many individuals are committed to maintaining their triathlon training routines regardless of the challenges they face, including illness. Training with an illness can be a complex endeavour that requires […]

Triathlon Coach on The Importance of Warming up

When training for an event, or as a part of our daily fitness routines, we can sometimes try to rush through a session. When cramped for time, it is still important to complete a warm up before doing any exercise with intensity. Warming up is a critical component of our overall performance and well-being. Injury […]

Triathlon Coach on Training and a Balanced Lifestyle

Training for a triathlon is a formidable challenge that pushes athletes to their limits both physically and mentally. The combination of swimming, cycling, and running demands exceptional endurance, strength, and determination. However, while intense training is essential, it’s equally important to maintain a healthy lifestyle balance to ensure optimal performance and overall physical and mental […]

Triathlon Coach on Optimal Pressure For Road and Triathlon Bike Riding

Tire pressure is a fundamental aspect of cycling that profoundly affects performance, comfort, and safety. Both road cycling and triathlon demand careful consideration of tire pressure, as it can significantly impact speed, handling, and overall riding experience. While optimal pressure varies due to factors like tire width, rider weight, and road conditions, understanding the principles […]

Triathlon Coach on the Benefits of Brick Sessions

Brick sessions are a valuable component of triathlon training that involve combining two disciplines back-to-back, typically cycling followed by running. The name “brick” originates from the sensation of having heavy legs as you transition from cycling to running, which can feel like running with bricks in your legs. Incorporating brick sessions into your triathlon training […]


Triathlon Coach on How to Get into Fitness

Embarking on a fitness journey can be intimidating, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. However, the truth is that anyone can begin their path to a healthier lifestyle, regardless of their current fitness level. The key to success lies in setting realistic goals, adopting a positive mindset, and taking gradual steps towards […]