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Ironman World Championship 2012: Mike O'Brien's Run pacing during the marathon

Power Data from Kona: Analysing Mike O’Brien’s Race

An analysis of age grouper Mike O’Brien’s power data and performance at the Ironman World Championship 2012.


Annual Performance Management Chart showing steady progression with weekly TSS Planned Training

An Example of Successful Planning Using the Performance Management Chart

One of my athletes provides a good example of how the Performance Management Chart can be effectively used to plan training.


Combining Drink with Cycling

The Athlete and Alcohol

In response to a request: on the balancing of alcohol with athleticism. All from the perspective of a former teetotaller.


Paul Burton at Challenge Roth: An Example of a Successful Ironman Power Distribution

More Than One Way to Race an Ironman

Another piece of race analysis, demonstrating a very controlled day at Challenge Roth and the variation in successful approaches to Ironman


Ironman UK 2012: Marathon Heart Rate for Roger Canham

More Action From Ironman UK

A second Ironman UK case study, this time looking at how Roger Canham put together an age-group winning performance to finish fourteenth overall.


Bike Power Output Compared to Pacing Strategy at Ironman UK 2012

Sometimes You Simply Need to Run

Examining some other explanations for my athlete’s underperformance on the run at Ironman UK.


Proposed Bike Pacing Strategy for Ironman Mont Tremblant

Planning An Ironman Bike Strategy

First attempts to develop a bike strategy for Ironman from course GPS and rider stats. Putting together a plan for Ironman Mont-Tremblant.


Challenge Roth 2012: Comparison of Marathon Pacing Between Different Groups of Finishers

Ironman and Marathon – See How They Run

A speculative comparison of how Ironman running and Marathon running differ based upon a handful of race results.


A Question of Power

A Question of Power

What’s so good about power, and how, if they cost less, everyone should buy a power meter.


A Question of Coaching

A Question of Coaching

The mid-year turn over of athletes brings many enquiries and some common questions. What to consider before seeking coaching.