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Equipment and gear

Fartlek Running Part 2

In our first article dealing with some speed-play on our runs, we discussed sessions that were more free and used the terrain and route to determine the changes in pace and effort. This time we will use our wearable technology, what we used to call our watch, to determine...

Weight training for endurance athletes

Weight training for endurance athletes has been a hotly debated topic over the last few decades. There have been many arguments both for and against but today, it is widely accepted that weight training is a beneficial component of an endurance athlete’s schedule. Two of the biggest arguments against...

Indoor cycling base training

The peak of Winter is over and cyclists’ thoughts start turning to the coming racing season. The biggest road race in the second half of the year in South Africa is the 947 Classic around Joburg. Leading up to that there are regular road races around the country as...

SkiErg for Swim Training

The Concept2 SkiErg is probably the best piece of equipment for swimmers that the guys at Concept2 didn’t realise they had created. As the name suggests, the SkiErg is designed to mimic the cross-country skiing, ‘poling’ action. Just like the Concept2 Rowing machine is used by rowers to perform...

A CrossFit athlete’s guide to the Tour de France – Part 2

As a CrossFit athlete you will be familiar with cycling as a part of your workout. Although a lot shorter and mostly more explosive than what the riders in the Tour de France are doing, you can relate to the physical demands of pedalling a bike. As in the...

A CrossFit athlete’s guide to the Tour de France

From a cyclist’s perspective, the sport of CrossFit is very much aimed at versatility. You can correct me if I am wrong. I have seen different disciplines included at events like the ‘Games’, which, as someone who doesn’t do CrossFit, were quite surprising. Events like swimming and more recently,...