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Underwater freestyle kicking

It’s all about the kick

I ask myself the question constantly: “What do I know about triathlons and endurance events?” I’ve been doing them for close to 20 years and before that, I ran at an elite level. In multisport I’ve competed as an elite in 10 world champs, numerous points race, and in total close to 40 major international races around the globe. Yet, I ask myself the question above repeatedly. I see so many triathletes training in the […]

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How to trail run in wet and dry

So there you are, innocently minding your own business and enjoying your weekend trail run with some friends. You reach a steep downhill section of singletrack that is still sodden after the rain yesterday. As you step on what looks like a firm patch, your foot slips from under you and you crash down heavily on your side, sliding down the path at hyper-speed and coming to a sudden, jolting stop against a very prickly […]

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Ten Ways To Become A Better Trail Runner

Trail running is not just about running along trails. If you want to become a better trail runner and enjoy it to its fullest, then I suggest you incorporate the following 10 strategies into your training. I know they will help you achieve your running goals. Not in any particular order, these have worked really well for me: 1. Get riding Cycling can help make you a better runner. Many runners will only be forced […]

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Why Trail Running Is Not Cross-Country

I have always had a passion for cross-country running which started way back in primary school. I enjoyed the diversity and challenges it offered over running on the road or the track. Natural speed has never been my best asset but rather my strength and ability to perform well over varied terrain where it’s really difficult to get into a good rhythm. During my professional triathlon career I still competed in cross-country as it was […]

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Six Proven Ways To Super-Charge Your Gym Sessions

You’ve been hitting the gym and your strength and fitness is improving nicely. Workout intensities have been increasing gradually but now you feel like you’ve reached your limit. The training techniques you started with are just not getting the same results. Time to panic? No… It’s time to borrow six potent training tips from the professionals. 1. Superset Comprised of two exercises performed back to back with minimal rest. There are different types of supersets, […]

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