Lifestyle

March 8, 2018

Monitor Fitness And Fatigue By Measuring Resting Heart Rate

As you probably know, I’m an advocate for using a heart rate monitor to measure intensity and track your progress against pace, speed or power. I am also a fan of monitoring resting heart rate (RHR) each morning, to see how your aerobic fitness is responding to training and how you’re recovering from your last hard session.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Running, Triathlon

February 22, 2018

4 Simple Steps To Become A Better Fat Burner

I want you to be lean, energetic and able to race at a high percentage of your maximum pace for a long time To do that, I need you to be able to

Ben PulhamAuthor

Running, Triathlon

February 8, 2018

Why Training Easier Helps You Race Faster

“To race fast, you have to train hard” It’s a message we see in our Strava feed, countless books, social media posts, blog posts and videos of

Ben PulhamAuthor

Running

December 14, 2017

A Coach’s Thoughts On His Terrible Race

In my last post, I shared how having a bad race can make you a better athlete The post started Not every race can go to plan Sometimes you just

Ben PulhamAuthor

Ben Pulham finishing the Singapore Half Marathon

Running, Triathlon

November 29, 2017

How Having A Bad Race Can Make You A Better Athlete

Not every race can go to plan. Sometimes you just you have a bad day, things go wrong or you feel like sh*t. What sets the great athletes apart from those athletes of lesser ability, is the way they deal with these experiences.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Female runner resting

Mindset

November 16, 2017

A Simple Strategy For Managing Pain During Training And Racing

It’s easy to think that training is all that is required to perform well in your next race and while training is obviously vital, mental strength is just as important - maybe more so. A mistake many athletes make is not realising that great mental strength is of the utmost importance when it comes to developing your athletic abilities and racing to your potential.

Ben PulhamAuthor

A man running during a race

Running, Triathlon

November 2, 2017

4 Shoe Lacing Methods You Should Be Using

I think I learned to tie my laces when I was about five years old. Mum and dad introduced me to Mr Bunny Rabbit and his catchy poem and since that point, I have been a guru in shoe tying. Over, under, around and through, Meet Mr Bunny Rabbit, pull and through.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Black shoe laces

Running, Triathlon

October 19, 2017

The Pros And Cons Of Training By Heart Rate

If you’re a runner looking to improve your performance then you need to understand how hard your body is working in each training session. It’s the intensity of training (how hard you run) that determines a lot of the benefits you get from each session and how long it will take you to recover.

Ben PulhamAuthor

A lady checks her heart rate during a run

Running, Triathlon

October 4, 2017

The Pros And Cons Of Training By Pace

Unless you’ve been off grid or living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed the growing popularity of training by pace. The sense of satisfaction you get from pushing yourself and seeing the pace go up gives you a sense of fulfilment and achievement. The kudos you get on Strava only fuel this feeling and your ego swells with pride.

Ben PulhamAuthor

A group of African runners during a marathon

Running, Triathlon

September 21, 2017

The Pros And Cons Of Training By Feel

As humans, we have many innate abilities. One of these is the ability to determine and assess how we are feeling at any point in time. This is a very useful skill set to have as a runner but it also comes with drawbacks when using “feel” to determine how fast you should be training.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Male runner training on the roads

News

June 9, 2017

Olympian Tony Dodds Joins The Coached Coaching Team

For those of you with a sharp eye and who eagerly follow the ITU World Championship Series, you may have noticed the Coached logo on the front of kiwi pro, Tony Dodds race gear.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Tony Dodds leads a pack of men during a World Cup triathlon

Member Stories

March 9, 2017

Coached Athlete Feature: July Rey

Fresh from her ‘A’ Race, July - one of Coached’s athlete ambassadors - shares her thoughts with us on how the race went for her and why it was one of the most unforgettable experiences to date.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Coached runner July running the Tokyo Marathon

Running, Triathlon

February 9, 2017

Training Intensity Zones For Runners

I was first introduced to training zones as a young triathlete back in New Zealand. Even at a young age, the coaches emphasised the importance of training at different intensities. They were primarily interested in harnessing the potential of athletes in the most effective way possible.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Elite runners during a race

Running, Triathlon

January 26, 2017

The Essential Guide To Training Intensity For Runners

You shouldn’t worry so much about how far you run in training. I mean it’s important, but it’s just one of many of the variables that you can tweak to influence your performance.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Running slowly

Running, Triathlon

December 29, 2016

How We Use Season Planning To Improve Performance

The post talked about how racing regularly can throw out your load / recovery balance and lead you into a state of fatigue that could affect your ability to race to your potential when it really matters to you.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Season planning helps athlete's plan their season

Running, Triathlon

December 15, 2016

Why Racing Too Often Can Kill Your Performance

I was first introduced to training zones as a young triathlete back in New Zealand. Even at a young age, the coaches emphasised the importance of training at different intensities. They were primarily interested in harnessing the potential of athletes in the most effective way possible.

Ben PulhamAuthor

Tired female runner after training