Periodised Training

Triathlon Coach on Holiday Training

As a triathlon coach, the holiday season presents a unique opportunity and challenge for athletes aiming to enhance their training volume while ensuring safety, optimal nutrition, recovery, and injury prevention. The festive period often brings a more flexible schedule and increased motivation to push training boundaries. However, it’s crucial to approach this elevation in volume […]

Triathlon Coach on Joining a Local Club

Diving into a new triathlon club is more than just finding a place to train; it’s an exciting journey towards personal growth, camaraderie, and shared passion. Here’s why joining a local triathlon club is an exhilarating step for any aspiring or seasoned triathlete: Community and Camaraderie Triathlon is an individual sport, but the camaraderie within […]

Triathlon Coach on How to Recover From a Race

Recovering from a triathlon race is as crucial as the preparation and execution itself. The physical and mental toll these events take on the body is significant, making post-race recovery an essential part of an athlete’s routine. Coach Steve Davis from Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne sets out a comprehensive guide on how to effectively […]

Triathlon Coach on The Essential Ironman Special Needs Bag

The Ironman Triathlon stands as a pinnacle of endurance sports, pushing athletes to their limits across a grueling test of swimming, cycling, and running. As competitors tackle this ultimate challenge, strategic planning becomes paramount. Among the tools aiding their success is the “special needs bag,” a personalised kit that serves as a vital support system […]

Caffeine for Endurance Athletes

Davey Black Tri Club’s amazing Clinical Nutritionist, Melissa Laity, has answered all of your questions about how caffeine affects you while training and racing. A huge thanks to Melissa for taking the time to write this article for us. For more info on how to manage your nutrition, please get in touch with Melissa here. Caffeine […]

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Triathlon Coach on Efficient Hill Riding for Cycling and Triathlon Success

For the clubs in the Melbourne Triathlon summer, the season has just begun. This means that most of the hill riding for your triathlon training program has already been completed. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy riding the hills throughout the season proper. Cycling uphill can be a daunting task […]

Triathlon Race Day Tips

Triathlon Coach on The Importance of Riding Outside

As a triathlon coach with almost 20 years of experience under my belt, I’ve witnessed the evolution of training methods in the sport. In recent years, indoor training has gained popularity with the advent of smart trainers, virtual racing platforms, and the convenience of controlled environments. While indoor training has its merits, I firmly believe […]

Triathlon Coach on Mastering Open Water Swimming

As a triathlon coach with almost 20 years of experience, I often find myself emphasising the importance of open water swimming to my athletes. Triathlons are a unique combination of three demanding disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. Of these, open water swimming is perhaps the most daunting for many athletes, yet it’s also an area […]

Triathlon Coach on The Importance of Transition Skills in Triathlon

Triathlon is a unique and demanding sport that combines swimming, cycling, and running into a single race. To excel in this multisport discipline, athletes must not only be proficient in each individual component but also be skilled at transitioning between them. One often overlooked aspect of triathlon training is the development of transition skills, including […]

Triathlon Coach on Top Tips for Cornering Safely

Cornering safely on a road or triathlon bike is a crucial skill for cyclists, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider. Proper cornering technique not only enhances your performance but also reduces the risk of accidents. Coach Steve, head coach of Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne, provides you below with essential tips and techniques […]