triathlon training for the over 40s

17/11/2017

Kate recently completed her first Standard Triathlon after working with Liz

Liz worked with Kate from Melbourne for 3 months to coach her to her first multi-sport event. Here is her story.
19/10/2017

The 8 best stretches and yoga poses for cyclists

Cyclists are generally lacking in flexibility. This affects both performance and enjoyment. This article looks at why flexibility suffers from cycling and explores why this in turn affects performance. The article recommends the top 8 stretches and yoga poses that all cyclists should incorporate into their weekly routine to ensure they benefit the most from time spent on the bike,
12/09/2017

A Simple Explanation of Heart Rate Zones for the Endurance Cyclist

If you are one of the many heart rate monitor wearers that actually do not understand what and how to use a heart rate zone then this simple article explains what the five commonly used zones are, how you recognise them and how you can measure them for yourself.
23/08/2017

7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Triathlon

When I started triathlon 16 years ago I knew nothing! Sixteen years later I now coach beginner and experienced triathletes and ensure I pass on to all of them the wisdom gained from 16 years of getting it wrong! Why don't you short circuit 16 years and read this article now to discover the 7 things I wish I'd known when I started triathlon.
28/07/2017

Iconic Noosa Triathlon – how Fiona became inspired and coached by Liz to complete her first ever Olympic distance triathlon

Fiona tells us how Liz inspired and coached her to her first Olympic distance event in the Noosa Triathlon
26/07/2017

Ed Jacka explains why he selected Liz to coach him to Ironman success

Ed Jacka explains why he needed a coach, what he looked for when choosing one and how Liz helped him fulfill his goals of becoming an Ironman.
17/05/2017

Why Cycle? Why Bother?

To answer this question simply I have resorted, not to my words, but to the words of one of the largest cycling authorities globally and publisher […]
14/03/2017

Top 5 Tips to Improving Your Cycling Using Your Gears

How often have you wished you had a few extra gears for going up steep hills. Or conversely a few more to go faster? How many of you often wonder why you have gears on your bike at all because you can't seem to figure out how to use them effectively and prefer cycling along in a single gear? The gears on a bike are there to help us and there are tons of very technical articles spouting technical jargon like ''gear ratios'' which are worth a read. BUT to keep things simple for beginner to intermediate cyclists here are my top 5 tips.
13/03/2017

Bike Skills & Confidence: Level 2

Objective of This Course To develop a greater understanding of cycling and to improve the skills with which a rider negotiates an open road and the […]
21/02/2017

Start where you are now – and create a legacy

On Sunday February 19th Deanna Waters commemorated the life of a dear friend and an inspirational lady by completing the Ultimate distance at the Huskisson Triathlon Festival. In this article we learn how Cheri Lutz started a legacy by inspiring her friend Deanna to forget her self-doubts, put aside her weight issues and start where she was. Deanna followed this advice and, overcoming issues including heart trouble and weightloss, was able to put the untimely death of Cheri behind her when she crossed the finish line after 9 hours.
30/11/2016

Drop a dress size or complete your first triathlon – women show that anything is possible.

My hope for every Mum, woman over 40, busy housewife or time poor professional is that they rediscover themselves. We all want to feel happy and fulfilled don’t we? I believe in sport as a way to motivate ourselves and put ourselves and our health, number one. I found my mojo again after I signed up for a charity bike ride from the pits of exhaustion and low self-esteem. I have gone on to win triathlons and complete an Ironman event. My health has never been better and I am a better, more patient and happier Mum to my two kids as a result.
17/11/2016

Achieving a Masterful Start to the 2017 Triathlon Season

It’s 6 weeks to Christmas and many of the 2016 triathlons are over. You know there will be a lull in training over the school holidays […]