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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.

Enjoy!

 

Instant Gratification or the #LongGame When setting seasonal or longer term race goals with your coach, be clear on what you’re A Goal is and what are B or C goals along the way. If you want to really improve, playing the long game with a more reaching goal is the way to go. There isn't a magic formula, its incremental improvements and consistency over time that will see you w ...

CHALLENGE SHEPPARTON REPORT Some great weather for race day. Fluid had 4 individuals and 2 teams race the Challenge Half distance, we had 2 athletes race the Classic and we had 4 athletes race the Sprint distance. It got hot towards the end of the race with a tough run for those out in the sun as temperatures rose. In the HALF Roger Witz Barnes (Fluid swimmer) won his age gr ...

It was a good year for our athletes at Noosa for the 35 th running of the iconic event. We had a large number of squad athletes competing, of varied abilities and experience. There were the nervous first timers who were just hoping to make it through, to 2 of my athletes who were debuting in their first Open Category event and with Noosa being the largest Olympic race by far i ...

Noosa was the second of my 3 target races for this season and my first open category race. My goal was to come in the top 5 overall and within 8% of the winning elite males time.  Prior to the race I had done some research on previous competitors and times and I knew given my day I had an opportunity to be right in the mix but I was going to need to race well. The lead in fr ...

Yarrawonga – Everything great about the tri community on show. What a vibe up at Yarrawonga on the weekend for the staging of the qualifiers for ITU Gold Coast World 2018. I have never seen such a big crowd for a dedicated qualifier, such energy with athletes all vying for points to be on that line in 2018. We had multiple World ITU Champion Peter Robertson lending his suppor ...

With the rise of smart trainers like the Wahoo Kickr and online cycle apps like Zwift and Trainer Road, it has never been easier to stay inside for key cycle workouts. As a coach I do advocate their use with our Fluid athletes, you can get a great targeted workout especially if you throw the use of a power meter into the mix. You don’t have to worry about traffic, lights, cars ...

Each year Fluid has athletes who train through Winter for World Championship events in September and October. After a short break they want to get back into shape for the upcoming triathlon season within 4-6weeks. When the coach and athlete doesn't have the luxury of time to rebuild gradually there are techniques that can be used to leverage the gains from the previous prep.   ...

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 ...