Welcome to Speedsnake Coaching

Personal

Flexible

Versatile

Experienced

Personal

Training Programs designed for the individual.

Flexible

Athletes have lives to live, besides training...

Versatile

Triathlon, Cycling, Running, etc

Preparing athletes to be their best.

Speedsnake Coaching offers athletes a wealth of experiece for those wishing to excel at their chosen sport.

PHILOSOPHY

  • My philosophy in training is quite simple with very little frills.
  • There is no: “get fast,fast” scheme here with no “6 weeks to your best race ever” approach.
  • I believe in lots of solid training at the correct pace with a sprinkling of “speedwork”
  • I believe “more is more” but work within an athletes time constraints.
  • I believe utterly in “getting out of your own way!”
  • I believe in outcomes based training and in a science based approach but in no ways do these replace hard work. In fact for them to work it is necessary to work hard.
  • I believe in the absolute importance of rest and recovery within a program and the avoidance of downtime due to injury and fatigue.
  • I do not believe top of the range equipment is either necessary or desirable.
  • I do not believe in expensive supplements and do not sell or endorse any products as part of a training plan.
  • Although manufacturers may have their products advertised on my site it is no way a personal endorsement of any product.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Training can be as simple as using a wristwatch or stopwatch to time sessions and following a simple printed training schedule.
  • Conversely training can be very technical and scientific using heart rate monitors, power measuring devices, mapping devices (GPS) and gas and blood testing for VO2max and Lactate Threshold etc.
  • For the serious athlete who wants to get the most out of his training and racing I recommend a minimum of Time, Heart Rate, Power and Distance monitoring i.e. you may need a combination of devices that measure all of these.
  • I recommend these devices before the need for race wheels, race helmets, 2nd bikes etc.
  • To interact fully with the coach you will also then need a Desktop/Laptop/Notebook computer and a high speed internet connection to download workout data as often as possible.
  • None of the above devices will make you a better athlete as it is the training that does that, however the use of the above may make you train more wisely and hence become a better athlete.