April 5, 2018
“But that is what [insert athlete name here] is doing.”
It’s something I hear from the athletes I coach and from the athletes I don’t.
It seems everyone is comparing themselves to others and looking for the next hack that will take their performance to the next level.
March 22, 2018
After 10-years as a professional coach, our founder Ben Pulham shares 7 important lessons he has learned helping athletes to become faster and healthier.
March 8, 2018
Measuring resting heart rate each morning can help you monitor aerobic fitness and how you’re recovering from your last hard session.
February 22, 2018
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
February 8, 2018
“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
January 25, 2018
I ended my racing career at the end of 2007 as a carbo-loaded athlete
Over many years, the dietitians I worked with had all advocated a high carb,
January 11, 2018
A lot of athletes are under the impression that training makes them better I mean, why wouldn’t they believe that It sounds so logical
December 28, 2017
“I run regularly”
“I watch what I eat”
“And I can’t lose any weight”
These are words directly from our client’s mouths I’d
December 14, 2017
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
November 29, 2017
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.
November 16, 2017
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.
November 2, 2017
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.
October 19, 2017
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.
October 4, 2017
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.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 6, 2017
Fresh off his historic second win in the SEA Games Marathon, Soh Rui Yong chats with Coach Ben about his race and what's up next.
June 9, 2017
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.
March 9, 2017
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.
February 9, 2017
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.
January 26, 2017
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.