GOOD TRAINING PRINCIPLES FOR YOUR BEST 2018 TRIATHLON SEASON

Good Training Principles for your BEST 2018 Triathlon Season by Janette Cardy, British Triathlon Coach.

Here are my top 10 best tips to getting your training right this year.
1. Plan your training schedule daily, weekly and monthly.
2. Make your goals specific.
3. Build your training plan gradually, ideally no more than 10% a week. 
4. Be committed and be consistent. 
5. When you are writing your training plan,  factor in daily life committments.
6. Keep a training log.
7. Make sure you always warm up and cool down in every session.
8. Include strength and conditioning workouts in your weekly plan.
9. Dont avoid your “weaker” element of training.
Use the winter to focus on it more.
10. Consider working with a coach who can write your sessions, your plans and mentor you physically and mentally to top performances this year. 

For further information or to discuss training options available, contact us directly for an informal chat.
Janette@janettecardyfitness.co.uk
www.janettecardyfitness.co.uk

Feedback From a Member Today.

I was a late starter to exercise (in my early 40s) and it's taken me a couple of years to even be comfortable calling myself a runner.  

I've been going to Janette's classes (HIIT, barre, abs, pilates) for a couple of years.  She is quite the most extraordinary, dedicated exercise instructor I know - living and breathing her passion for exercise and a great role model for dedication and commitment.   Janette's classes are always really well thought out, motivating and work you hard  to get results.  She motivates and pushes you to achieve far more than you think is possible

After going to Janette's classes for a couple of years I wondered how much more I could achieve with coaching - inspired and enthused by other's achievements there was more I wanted to tackle.   

Janette was the obvious choice as a coach and I signed up for 1:1 online coaching with her.   As my first (and only) coach I wasn't sure what to expect and felt slightly out of my depth before I signed up - was I committing to something I couldn't keep my side of the bargain for ?   That feeling soon went as with Janette you have someone who is on your side, who wants you to achieve your goals and will do everything she can to support you to do just that and more.  In return she will expect commitment, honesty and lots of hard work.

Communication is always good and Janette is always available for a chat or to answer a question, or help solve a problem.  Janette is very, very knowledgeable and  as GB athlete herself is a great role model and advertisement for her business.

Training is varied and plans are delivered through a great online system with the opportunity for regular feedback and review.  The value and benefit of having someone to plan out your training for you and be answerable to cannot be underestimated and I'm sure it is the reason why her coached athletes go on to exceed  their personal goals.  There is a great supportive atmosphere amongst Janette's coached athletes and it is really inspiring to see what others have achieved.  

I highly recommend both Janette's classes and her online coaching. 

 

How to choose an Overseas Triathlon Training Camp

Here, at Janette Cardy Fitness Performance Coaching we are running an overseas training camp in Portugal in March this year.

Of course, you are welcome to join us. However this post isnt about promoting our own camp, its about helping you to choose the right camp for you.

Here are my 5 top tips.

1. Location.  How far do you want to travel. Is the weather a consideration for you? Obviously location will affect costs too. 

2. Do they provide you with a rough draft of the weekly training plan? Personally, I like having this. As, I then know how many sessions are available, will there be enough focus on my weakest element of triathlon etc.

3. How many coaches and how qualified and experienced are they? What support are they providing?

4. Hotel facilities and food provided. I dont want to pay alot extra when I am away. So, are my meals included? Is someeone there to help with setting the bike up  etc? or is this an added cost?

5. Can i email the coach/orgainiser before and after the camp with any questions. Is follow up allowed.  Thats really important to me when I attend camps as an athlete.

 

If you would like to discuss how to find a training camp that really works for you, please feel free to contact us directly for an informal chat.

www.janettecardyfitness.co.uk

 

Dont stress, just do your best.

Dont stress, just do your best.

This is my motto for 2018.

I had a really special moment after my first  class back  in 2018.
An older gentleman stayed behind class, to thank me for the class.
He has been coming to that particular class for about 3-4 weeks and really tries.
He isnt co ordinated, but I check every thing he does is safe and effective.
I am considering spending alittle more time with him after a class one day but didnt want to embarrass him until I know him alittle better. 
So, today, he said he is suffering from depression and anxiety and the classes are helping him to relax, and to feel better about himself.
Firstly, I am honoured he felt he could tell me this. Secondly, it made me appreciate I hadnt made a point of going on about following the “beat” and thirdly,
it made me remember, people come to take part in fitness for a variety of reasons. 
Such as health, weight loss, mental, physical and emotional reasons.
The reality is I cant please everyone, but I will certainly try  and will always give my best whether I am coaching triathletes, teaching a community class or  running an online group.
What a lovely start to  JCFitness in 2018.