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How fast should your long run be?

Triathon Coach Ryan Bourke discusses an easy long run and how fast you should be completing yours at. Using the Karnovean Heart Rate formula, Ryan puts forward an easy way to calculate a heart rate you can use to ensure long term aerobic development.

Interested in improving your run form and efficiency? Check out our fast growing 3hr Run Technique Clinics which are now going national
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Swimming freestyle with correct alignment v’s poor alignment

Coach Ryan Bourke discusses the difference in swim speed and time when swimming with correct alignment vs poor alignment. The testing were done at the same stroke rate and effort level for both technique variations and the difference in speed and time will amaze you.

Are you looking to improve your swimming technique? Check out our highy sought after 3 Week Stroke Correction Program based in Melbourne  or 1:1 swim coaching services
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How many hours do professional triathletes train?

How does your weekly training schedule, sleep and caffeine habits stack up against the pros?

Finding the right mix of training-work-family life balance is generally very challenging for age group triathletes. Depending on your triathlon goals and race distance, some may find themselves training and working upwards of 60hrs per week total.

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Is your swimming stroke rate holding you back?

Our Melbourne based athletes recently took part in a 400m swim time trial (TT). This was the first of a series of TT tests in order to track winter training progress. During this TT I measured the athletes stroke rates (SR) at 100m and 300m. Stroke rate can be recorded with a swim specific stopwatch which your swim coach should have. Upon analysing the results there was a common theme that stood out, which I am going to share with you below:  Read More

How easy do professional triathletes train?

How slow do the pro’s really go?

One of the biggest issues we see in age group triathletes is the need to push themselves in every session.

Training in the ‘grey zone’ occurs when an athlete gets caught doing all their workouts close to the same pace – know as the ‘grey zone’. Read More