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Off Season Training

This is the first in a series of quick posts about the off season first up Swimming… With the off season fast approaching I am pleased to be offering Swim video analysis sessions in the endless pool at Back in to Action Physiotherapy Tewkesbury. Videos are instantly replayed for immediate feedback. Appropriate drills are prescribed, videoed and played back for further feedback. 60 minute sessions are priced at £50 with an …Read More

Novice Swim Squad Round 2

Over the last 7 weeks 11 swimmers have taken part in ImpactPT’s first Novice Swim squad for Triathlon. We have focused on technique fitness and open water skills and celebrated our progress with our graduation swim in the Lido in Hyde Park!   The next swim squad is due to start on the 1st of June and we still have 3 more places available. The weekly 60 minute sessions will run …Read More

Strength Training for Triathletes

Strength Training for Triathletes (and Swim/Bike/Runners) On Clapham Common (meeting at the bandstand) Group sessions dedicated to improving your sport specific strength.  Use your off season to come back stronger for 2015! Starting Wednesday 24.09.14 session times will be: Wednesday 6.30am Friday 6.30 & 7.30am The first two weeks are free.  From 08.10.14 the session cost will be £10 per session or £7.50 per session with a subscription.

Edward’s Marathon Adventure

On the 13th of April, Edward Glover (age 71) succeeded in completing the London Marathon in a fantastic time of 5:47:36! Edward is a long term friend of @ImpactPT and it was a real pleasure to be part of his adventure! I was lucky enough to support him on the day and run a few miles with him. Since writing his post below he has not only raised an amazing …Read More

Liane’s 1st triathlon season

Through my partnership with T2Coaching I started working with Liane. An enthusiast for a challenge she was making her debut in Triathlon with 3 races, 2 at sprint distance and 1 at Olympic. Not a natural swimmer and uncomfortable in open water we focused on swim technique and the psychology behind the swim. In sport as in anything the body will always follow the mind – if your mind is …Read More

M.C season round up

A fantastic end to the season for M.C. Matt added to his stream of 10k and Half Marathon PB’s with a 3:12:01 at the Berlin Marathon. This was his first attempt at marathon distance, previously suffering with ITB issues when running over 10k. A just result after committing to a Strength & Conditioning program and some rather gruelling track sessions! To underline the success his finishing time qualifies him to …Read More

Another P.B for M.C

On Sunday 19.05.13 M.C achieved a new PB for the Crouch End/Hornsey YMCA 10k! Running in at 38:28 and finishing 22nd out of 1143 finishers! A fantastic result and just reward for great commitment in training – well done!

Finis Tempo Trainer Pro

A strong endorsement by SwimSmooth encouraged me to try out this offering by Finis. See here for their product information: http://www.finisinc.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/t/e/tempotrainerpro-hero-hr.jpg Had great hopes for this product and wasn’t disappointed! The idea of dialling into an optimal stroke rate was very appealing. Very simple to use with three different modes for you to choose how you’d like to set up your pacing. I chose Mode 3 strokes per minute and …Read More

2014 Tour De France Grand Depart Stage 2

On Sunday 28th April 2013 myself and 3 others Mr Cockerill #1, Mr Hill and Mr Cockerill #2 are riding Stage 2 of the Tour De France Grand Depart 2014. This stage is brutal to say the least! 210k with 3000m of climbing, the majority of which in the last 100k. @VeloViewer sums it up perfectly here http://veloviewer.com/blog/the-climbs-of-stage-2-of-the-2014-tour-de-france-part-1/ and here http://veloviewer.com/blog/the-climbs-of-stage-2-of-the-2014-tour-de-france-part-2/ Everyone has taken a mixed approach to training. Personally …Read More