When should I begin training again post marathon? My legs feel fine…

Michelle Maxwell Coaching, Marathon, Nutrition, Racing, Recovery, Triathlon, Ultra Marathon

So we’ve all been there…just run a marathon, sore for a couple of days but then the nagging in the back of our head, ‘You will lose fitness’, ‘You will put on weight’, so you put on your trainers after just a few days rest, and it feels OK… but then. Two weeks later you feel awful, you get ill …

Chicago World Triathlon Championships 2015!

Chris Maxwell Racing, Triathlon

It all started in 2012! The Brownlee’s impressive performances at the London Olympics, reignited my passion for triathlon after an eight year break. My fourth return from competitive sport soon followed in 2013 (I’m on a par with George Forman for come-backs!). So it all began with a 4km-400km-40km triathlon challenge for my 40th birthday, then dabbling in local races, …

Wheel of emotion

Who’d have thought that good old milk is the answer!

Michelle Maxwell Coaching, Drills, Nutrition, Psychology

What a great trip down into ‘hobbitses land’ as my coaching mentor calls it! The annual SWEN (South West Endurance Network) Coaching Conference in Barnstaple was a feast for the coaching mind. The day began with a brilliant overview of the athlete mind by Amanda Wilding. The outstanding message was that we as coaches need to help our athletes through …