Fuelling for Sunday club training

Whether you struggle to have a proper meal first thing in the morning, or you can’t bring yourself to rise early enough for a bowl of porridge to vacate your stomach and progress down the digestive system before the 8am swim, fuelling before Sunday morning club training can be tricky. But there are some big … Continued

Do I need a coach? Guest post: Rob Popper

Rob is a professional triathlon coach based in Hackney who has worked with LFTC on and off for a number of years. He holds a British Triathlon Level 3 coach qualification, is currently lead coach for the LFTC Juniors sessions on Saturdays and is a certified Sports Massage Therapist. Alongside discussing the finer points of … Continued

Club Awards 2016 announced at Christmas Party

2016 has been an exciting year for London Fields Triathlon Club, we’ve established a regular juniors section, we’ve welcomed several new (and returning) coaches to the team, witnessed a slew of awe-inspiring multi-sport and single-discipline achievements from members (whether taking on multi-sport for the first time, conquering ultra-endurance challenges or stepping onto the podium) and … Continued

Back to basics

This months Swim Smooth news letter is the perfect reminder that its all about the basics. Get your breathing and your kick right and the rest will become easy(easier)! It’s also a great reminder that there’s is no one way to swim. We all have slightly different techniques, these may be driven by past learning … Continued

Race Report: Thorpe Park Olympic Distance Triathlon

Thrilling racing at the LFTC Olympic-distance club championships After a week of cool grey skies, we were looking forwards to a bright sunny day for the Thorpe Olympic Distance Triathlon. The race is new to the London League race series in 2016 and it’s the first time that Tri Project have held an Olympic distance … Continued

Race Report: Jetstream Triathlon

The sun came out for the LFTC members who ventured over to north-west London on the 19th of June, for the latest instalment of the London League. The Jetstream Sprint Triathlon took place in the serene surroundings of the Merchant Taylors’ school in Northwood, and comprised of a 750m lake swim (in the school sailing … Continued

Performance in Mind with Dr Perry

For those of you unable to make the Sunday session with Dr Josephine Perry (Josie) on goal setting for the season, here is a quick recap. Josie has competed regularly in triathlons over the last 12 years, and in recent years studied to become a sports psychologist. A moment that developed clarity for her career … Continued

CSS results and using CSS in training

You know we are going to ask ‘Who knows their CSS?’ So here are the lastest results. If you are not familiar with the idea of CSS testing and how to use the results of these tests in training then take a look at this blog or if you prefer take a look at this video by Swim Smooth. … Continued