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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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The last time I raced Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney was five years ago when we were hit with a 38-degree day, so heading into the race this year I was hoping for a few degrees cooler which as it turned out we got.... Race morning arrived and at 6am the air temperature was about 17 degrees with minimal wind, so perfect conditions with the day only expected to reach about 24 degre ...

Three weeks after achieving his first Pro podium 3rd place finish at Shanghai in a PB time of 3:48hrs, Leigh once again headed back to China to race, this time in Xiamen. We had decided after his best result to date in his short pro career that we would keep the momentum rolling at Xiamen. The field for Xiamen was the strongest field Leigh had lined up in to date, it included ...

6Days $400 (Members) $450 (Non-members) Inc GST   *Travel / accommodation not included Monday March 9 th  to 14 th  2020 This camp offers attendees the opportunity to train on and recon the 70.3 Worlds course 8months ahead of the big day, to see first-hand the local conditions, course profile and the type of training that will be required during the preparation. This wi ...

FLUID 70.3 SQUAD PROGRAMS Are you aiming to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Taupo in 2020? Fluid has a 70.3 training program to all the Aussie qualifying races, including Western Sydney, Geelong, Port Mac and Cairns.   THE PROGRAM Individually designed training program by Head Coach Sean Foster within a supportive squad environment Up to 10contact sessio ...

Fluid athlete Laura Torres by any measure has had a massive year results wise in Triathlon, becoming a World ITU Champion and NZ National Champion and winning overall female at both 70.3 Cairns and Western Sydney. It wasn’t always the case though especially on the international stage, and it took some rethinking of how Laura trained following Mooloolaba Olympic in March this ye ...

Good days, bad days… regardless which way it went you must learn from both.  Good days learnings are sweet, bad days are deeply imprinted in your mind.    There’s something inspiring about Triathlon that keeps me gravitating towards it.  The concept of “triad” goes beyond the obvious Swim-Bike-Run triad to a subtler Physical-Mental-Spiritual triad. You can think of yourself ...

Its been a big 6weeks for our squad program and athletes who represented their countries at the 3 main world championships, 70.3 Worlds in South Africa, ITU Worlds on the Gold Coast and Ironman Worlds in Hawaii. As a coach I have been preparing athletes for World Level racing for over 2decades and whilst we have accumulated close to 20 podiums (Top 3) at championships includin ...

Journey to my first Ironman - race day (finally!) "You never know what will happen on race day..." Perhaps the most over-used phrase in race week. We use it to both give ourselves hope, but also to downplay our expectations: "...everything might fall exactly into place and I'll have the best race ever" "...everything might be going right and then I'll get a flat. I'll drop ...

The original plan was to race Cairns as preparation for Malaysia where I would try to get a chance to qualify for Kona.  Little did I know Cairns would be it. This started 3 years ago after 2014 IM Busselton.  At that point it was clear that the aerobic condition and endurance were there but still need to work on my speed and pacing.  I was “Juan” speed Juan, regardless the di ...

Marathon / Half Marathon Winter Run Program Are you a runner wanting to improve your race speed or a triathlete wanting to improve your run strength over Winter? Fluid has a targeted 3month Winter Run program to improve your endurance and speed. We will target a Half or Full marathon goal at the program completion with shorter scheduled training races along the way.    Key ...