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Reading this might solve your injury problem (part 2)

Injury Prevention and Treatment

I had a positive response from last week's blog post, with many people contacting me saying I had written the blog about them personally. I assure you, I have not been stalking you, it's just a very common problem. If you haven't read last week's blog article, then it's probably worthwhile before going any further and reading part 2. To read in full GO HERE So last week we introduced the subject of 'lordosis' or 'anterior pelvic tilt' and how it impacts upon runners and triathletes. In the blog I stated that from my experience, athletes with lordosis or anterior...

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Swim Club Level 6 Sessions, thrashing is the new smooth...

Swim Club Swim Training Articles

What is Technique Threshold? Technique threshold defines the point at which an athlete's technique falters, you can apply it to swimming, cycling or running. When you are swimming, your nervous system has to coordinate your limbs and ensure they move correctly. Coordination becomes more difficult when the movement becomes more complex or has to be done faster. For example, coordinating your fingers to hit the right keys on a piano keyboard is easy when you do it very slowly with a single finger. Using multiple fingers and playing at speed is a different challenge altogether. A lot of triathlon and...

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Reading this might solve your injury problem

Injury Prevention and Treatment

We've been blogging over the last few weeks about run training and specifically how to put your training plan together for 2018. You can join in the discussions on our Facebook run coaching group. Do you need new running shoes, clothing or equipment? We are The Endurance Store, an independent running, swimming and triathlon store in Wigan, Lancashire. We support the local events, we support the local community. We're one of the last few little shops, trying to compete with the big boys. Please consider us for next time! Yet again as my training starts to ramp up, i'm getting...

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Swim Club Blog: How to be a great open water swimmer

Swim Club Swim Training Articles

The Endurance Store Swim Club provides you with simple swim training plans throughout the winter months. The plan runs October to October and is completely free. We only ask that you pre-register so that your training plans can be emailed directly. Registration is free and you may unsubscribe at any time from the Swim Club and stop receiving updates. Overview of the swim plan be seen below, but before you start you need to complete a test to set your swim paces, then register and download the sessions. GO HERE to register for swim club. Many swimmers are successful in...

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Does 'mental toughness' exist? Probably not...

Run Club Run Training Articles Ultra Running Articles

Anyone who tells you that endurance racing is all about 'mental toughness' or 'mental strength' and NOT about physical training, probably hasn't done enough miles in training. I'm not a fan of the terms 'mental toughness' as I think it's a load of rubbish. In fact, the people who spout how 'mentally tough' they are the ones who generally drop out, whilst the quiet, unassuming, unnoticed person just keep going. The reality is this. If you've done a lot of training, you'll feel fine for most of the event. If you haven't, you'll start to get tired and your mood...

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