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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

Read Kieran's race report about his first experience completing the 70.3 in 2016

Race report: By Kieran I got home a week before I was due to travel up to Cairns, so I had plenty of time to get things ready and packed, but typical me, I left it to the last minute…increasing the risk of leaving something behind.  The week before the race felt somewhat weird, there was little training to do as realistically, what else I could I actually do that would help me in the race?  The answer is nothing, I had done all the hard work in the months prior, so I spent the week getting my body totally..  - Read More

7 week program targeting the upcoming Townsville Tri festival

Live your dream - Do a tri Ever wanted to participate in a triathlon? Or are you an intermediate who wants to learn more skills, tips and tricks? Set your goal and cross the finish line! Join our 7 week program which caters to beginners and intermediates in the lead up to the popular Townsville Triathlon festival 19-21 August 2016. You will equipped with expert advice and skills from the only high performance fully accredited triathlon coach in Townsville.  Program starts 03 July 2016. Signups now closed.      - Read More

AMO Sunglasses Review: Taryn Gaudin

This product review is by Taryn Gaudin. Taryn is a triathlete based in Townsville, North Queensland. After discovering the sport as an adult, she has been racing solidly for a year and recently represented Australia while competing in the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago. She works as a physio and is a mum to one. I was recently given the opportunity to test out one of the latest products from Hardcore Brands — a range of sunglasses by Advanced Multisport Optics (AMO). Over the past two weeks I have been using them cycling, trail running, and — to..  - Read More

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