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Periodization part 2: The build phase

Following on from our last blog on Periodization, here is part 2: The build phase. After around 12 weeks of base training, the time has now come to move to the build phase. The key difference between the base phase and the build phase is that in the build phase you are looking for race specific training sessions. I like to call it ‘specificy’. This is when we train like we are racing. This phase involves workouts to improve muscular endurance; the intensity is increased while focussing on sustained efforts at or above race pace. During this phase you would..  - Read More

Periodization in simple terms

Periodization?... Peri what?   Over the next few blogs I will try and break down the term periodization in simple terms. I will break down the phases and at the same time try and give some tips to nailing successful training blocks and ultimately the season. Talking to not only the athletes I coach, but for those who know me. I am always happy to share information and have a chat. Most of the time I share “too much information” I get told! What I notice is that there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding periodization. Even amongst..  - Read More

Coach Brendan shares some Nutrition tips for Triathletes

Let me start by making it clear that the subject nutrition is minefield.Please take or leave my advice as you see fit.Here are some general tips that I would advise you consider when it comes to nutrition for a triathlete. Newbie or Seasoned Triathlete?These body fueling tips will help ensure your hard work in training pays off. A sound nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swim, bike and running. Remember you can’t expect to run a jet on low or poor quality fuel or just what you have in the fridge or pantry…?  You need to think..  - Read More

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