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Welcome to the Fluid Movements Blog

The Fluid Blog contains a selection of articles on training, racing, nutrition and all things swimming, biking and running.

Fluid Bloggers are our coaches, athletes and 'special guest' bloggers that that are specialists in their fields

If you would like to read past blogs please visit Sean 'Fozzy' Foster.

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Bit of a debrief after Rotterdam dust settles I have come to realise over many years of coaching how hard it is to get your ducks aligned just right and get the result your athlete deserves. At the World Championship level, it is just so tough. Many, many times I have helped prepare athletes to be in the best shape of their lives for one day in a year, but you never know who i ...

First of all, congratulations on your qualification and the work you put in to get there. The next step is to set about planning your preparation to be in the best shape possible come race day.

Ironman New Zealand Results Analysis – The Marathon The hardest discipline to nail in an Ironman is the marathon. It is the discipline where you start the most fatigued and it’s the discipline which can be most affected by how hard you raced the legs before it. Fluid Movements Head Coach, Sean Foster looked back to our main squad ironman event for 2017, New Zealand to see h ...

On the eve of my 25th birthday and having just completed my last race of the season it seems fitting to review my season and give thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success. While this is an individual sport it is the team around you that help get the best out of you. I want to see my friends succeed just as much as me in all aspects of life not just in a sporting con ...

Gatorade Triathlon Series Results Comparison Sometimes when you finish a season you have a sense that the squad performed well but would like to have it quantified. Post season Sean trawled through the results comparing the last 2years of the Gatorade Tri Series and how we - Fluid/MTC performed. He used the podium results as this is most easily quantifiable. YEAR ...

The date is set for Fluids Ironman/Worlds Rep Camp at Lorne. The camp will see a full Ironman race distance ride with pacing and nutritional rehearsal with extended run off the bike for Ironman athletes. For ITU and 70.3 Worlds athletes the camp will be a kick start to their preparation with a lot of endurance and strength development training over the weekend. Date – May 5-7 ...

This is a guide for all athletes training with Fluid Movements - both new and experienced. In it we’ve documented a few rules which keep us all safe while training. They’re universal cycling rules and etiquette and there’s a common theme throughout, and that’s SAFETY. It is all about remaining safe while riding, and will only work if we all follow the rules all the time.   The ...

I arrived in Taupo on the Wednesday (race day Saturday), sick as a dog. I spent the 4 hour drive from Auckland driving down random farm house driveways to vomit. Food poisoning? Virus from the plane? No idea! I just hoped I was going to be better for Thursday as Kath Shone had me eating 500gm of carbs, and I currently couldn’t keep water down. I spent the rest of Wednesday in b ...

“An Ironman – you do not have to do this, you get to do this”  Meredith Kessler Being a triathlete in Alice Springs I spend a lot of my training hours indoors, escaping the weeks on end above 40deg, churning up hours on the treadmill and bike trainer. I’m lucky enough to be a member of the best gym in town (Anytime Fitness!) which streams YouTube onto each individual treadmil ...

This was a race to prove to myself that Geelong wasn’t a fluke. Ever since I won my age group there, I’ve been convinced that it was a fluke and that I shouldn’t really have won. That it was more that everyone else didn’t have their best day, and so by default, I succeeded. After an ‘ok-ish’ race at Sunny Coast worlds, I wanted to have a crack at training properly for a long-co ...