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I have coached Steve Dornik for Ironman racing since 2015. Consistency in results have reflected Steve’s methodical approach to everything he does, both in life and sport. At Ironman WA in 2015, Steve’s 3 rd Ironman but first Ironman with me as his coach he went 5:19hrs on the bike. In May this year at the North American Championships in Texas Steve posted 5:20hr for his bike ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...