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Triathlon Coach on Joining a Local Triathlon Club

In a world where fitness enthusiasts are constantly seeking new and engaging ways to challenge themselves, joining a local triathlon club stands out as an exhilarating and rewarding choice. Triathlons, encompassing swimming, cycling, and running, are not just races but lifestyle events that promote holistic fitness and camaraderie. At St Kilda Triathlon Club, you also […]

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Triathlon Coach on Endurance Race Nutrition

Melbourne Triathlon Coach Steve Davis has written a brief overview of what a race day nutrition strategy might look like. Every individual is very different, so use this as a guide only, and if you would like further information, or to have your race day nutrition tailored to suit your specific needs, then drop Coach […]

Triathlon Coach on Carb Loading

Carb Loading is required only for any race that will be greater than 2hrs in duration. It takes a full 48hrs to maximize the storage of glycogen in the muscles and liver, so you need to start your deliberate carb load from breakfast 2 days prior to your race morning. Carb Sources CHO comes from […]

Triathlon Coach on Training Safely in the Heat

As a triathlon coach, I’ve witnessed the dedication and perseverance of athletes who push themselves through various challenges. Among these, training in hot temperatures under the blazing sun stands as a formidable hurdle—one that demands not just physical endurance but also vigilant sun protection measures. While the sun offers essential Vitamin D and a refreshing […]

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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 […]