Archives for the month of: September, 2019

I hope you all enjoyed the session last week.  This week we are going to continue with variety with a bit of a mixed bag session for the end of the season.  There will be some kick, some aerobic 100s and some Power 10 Relays to finish for a bit of fun.  This will be the last week of summer race training before we start the Winter training next week.

See you Saturday!


I will be away this weekend joining 1 of 5 Cambridge Triathlon Club Teams at the FolkHalsan Swimrun event in Finland.  But why should you be the ones having all the fun in sub-15 degree water and even colder air temperatures, I hear you cry?  So I’ve left you all some fun sessions in the box to enjoy in a lovely warm Impington pool.

You will be doing some steady aerobic 150s pull with paddles followed by some more stroke rate drills before finishing off with pursuit swims.  You will be doing 100m pursuit swims, like last time, which most people found to be more fun and rapid fire than the 200m pursuit swims we have done in the past.

See you next week!



With the Jess Learmonth inspiration from last week it seems only fitting to follow this week from some Alistair Brownlee inspiration from his silver in the 70.3 World Championships.  You can see a nice race summary below if you missed it.

This gives us a great excuse to do the Brownlee set of progressively paced 100s this week.  I really like this set as it’s a great workout, at a variety of different speeds, and for me captures well the combative and attacking style of racing that both of the Brownlee brothers have brought to triathlon.  To prepare for it we will be doing some higher stroke rate drills to remind you about the importance of a good stroke rate, which is more efficient than trying to keep your stroke too long over the longer distances that we race in triathlon.

See you Saturday!


It seems only fitting this week do the Jess Learmonth set of varying pace 100s with quite a bit of kick to work on the legs.  Why, I hear you cry, when we are triathletes and we all hate doing kick?

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Well, ignoring the obviously unhelpful self-talk of “I hate doing kick” when most of us really just find it really just a bit tiring and uncomfortable, there are three key reasons.  Firstly, I hope many of you will have seen Jess Learmonth in the ITU Grand Final last week and her very impressive silver medal to provide some inspiration.  Secondly, we haven’t done this set for a long time and it is good to keep the variety going and remind your legs what it is like to use them in the water.  And finally, I really do think it is good to do things that we find challenging to give us an opportunity to improve.


See you Saturday!  Rob

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