The SoBC Blog

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With just over six weeks to go until SOBC, we’re delighted to have Chris Roberts, British Triathlon Federation High Performing Coach blogging for us. Look out for his weekly blog #TriathlonThursday.

Chris joined Farnham Triathlon Club in 2000 and since then has become a self-confessed triathlon addict! He’s competed in all distances from sprint through to middle distance and now focuses on coaching. 

Chris is a qualified Level 3 coach with the British Triathlon Federation and is a British Triathlon and Sports Coach UK facilitator, assessor and mentor. He’s particularly interested in sports psychology and motivation, and loves seeing the excitement as people achieve more than they expected. 

It's all about Preparation, 15 August 2019

Welcome to the first of my #TriathlonThursday SoBC blogs. My aim, over the next few weeks, is to prepare you for the challenge you’re taking on at this year’s SoBC. It doesn’t matter if you’re participating in a single element in a relay team, a run, or a Sprint or Olympic distance triathlon, or working on the ‘fourth discipline’ of a triathlon - transition. And whether you’re doing it for the first time or the 10th time, there are things that everyone needs to think about....

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Are you training hard enough? 22 August 2019

So you’ve got a training plan in place – great stuff! – but are you training at the right level? Could you do more? There are three levers for managing your training:

  1. Frequency – how often do you do it?
  2. Duration – how long do you do it for?
  3. Intensity – how hard you do it?

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Swimming - the first leg, 29 August 2019

It’s #TriathlonThursday and week 3 of our Spirit of Belron Blog. Today, I discuss how to have a relaxed and enjoyable open water swim.

Swimming in open water gives me a real feeling of freedom, but even those of us who swim regularly have moments of anxiety. If there’s a venue near you that organises open water swims, I’d recommend giving it a try. They’re very welcoming, and helpful. You can also hire a wetsuit to practise in.

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