Running, Triathlon

July 3, 2018

Why Hills Are Speedwork In Disguise

1972 Olympic marathon champion, Frank Shorter, once said that hills are speedwork in disguise. It's a great quote, here's why!

Ben PulhamHead Coach

Running, Triathlon

May 3, 2018

How To Determine Your Ideal Hydration Plan

When you know these numbers, it’s easy to customise a hydration plan that will improve the quality of your training and recovery.

Ben PulhamHead Coach

Running, Triathlon

April 5, 2018

Why You Should Learn From (Not Copy) Other Athletes

“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.

Ben PulhamHead Coach

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 PulhamHead Coach

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 PulhamHead Coach

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

Ben PulhamHead Coach

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.

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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 PulhamHead Coach

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 PulhamHead Coach

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.

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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 PulhamHead Coach

A group of African runners during a marathon