Cycling Training: 70.3 and IM
Nov26

Cycling Training: 70.3 and IM

Kelly van der Toorn  Cycling Advice In a previous blog, we discussed purchasing the correct type of bike and the importance of a correct bike set up. Now that you are all comfortable and correctly set up on your bikes, let’s consider how you’re going to maintain that comfort and power on the bike for a 70.3 or Ironman distance event. Obviously, following the correct type of structured program will ensure that you have the...

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Understanding Heart Rates
Nov17

Understanding Heart Rates

Understanding Heart Rates Why heart rate? Courtesy of Harald Zumpt- POLARThe use of heart rate and heart rate monitors in exercise was introduced in the early 1980’s. Steadily the use of these devices has grown over the years and considered by most to be a standard piece of equipment especially in endurance sports. Heart rate monitors are now also being used on horses and no longer only on humans. With the introduction of...

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Swim Drills explained

BREATHING: Work on strong, powerful exhaling into the water through your nose, just before turning your head, so that when you do turn to breathe, you can take in a deep, controlled breath. KICK: Focus on keep your feet and legs relaxed. Feet and toes pointed, working on small, fast kicking right at the surface. Your heels must break the surface. ONE – ARM: • Keep the arm that you are not using straight out in front of your head (can...

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A bucket-list event –  Gareth Pile’s Challenge Roth experience
Jul20

A bucket-list event – Gareth Pile’s Challenge Roth experience

  Symphonic , calming gladiator music welcomed us into T1 2 hours before the start of what they say is the second best thing next to Kona and definitely the best event I have ever experienced …… Challenge Roth 2017. The goose bumps started immediately, and as we checked our bikes, nutrition and transition bags, slowly a massive chunk of the famous Roth crowds (250 000) started building and lining the bridge over the Danau canal....

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Just an ordinary mom achieving her dreams – Sonette de Beer
Jun23

Just an ordinary mom achieving her dreams – Sonette de Beer

WHAT A PERFECT RACE  DAY! I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER. Just being an ordinary  MOM taking up this challenge, WEIGHED HEAVILY ON MY SHOULDERS. Coming from being a couch potato  until my 40th birthday.  I did attempt the Buffalo City 70.3  in January. But did not make the bike cut off. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! I arrived back home and immediately entered Durban 70.3 But I needed a new plan…  That’s when I decided to join Team...

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Steelhead 70.3 – Gareth Wright
Sep01

Steelhead 70.3 – Gareth Wright

Moving to the United States of America at the beginning of February brought more challenges to my training than I thought. The biggest challenge that I faced was training on my own. I was not looking for a training partner/partners to train with on a daily basis, but for company when the going got tough… and boy did it get rough at stages emotionally! Looking back at the past 6 months, it may have been a blessing that I trained...

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