Tim Crowley on Coaching with HRV

By Tim Crowley I have been using heart rate variability in my own training for nearly 2 years. For the past year I have been using it with many of my athletes. This number is steadily increasing and by end of this year I will make HRV a requirement for all athletes I...

Simon Wegerif’s Polarised Training Challenge Part 3

Not so much to report this time, since last week I was struggling with the tooth problem and the general malaise that accompanied it! However, Friday was the last day of the antibiotics and I was hopeful that I would be well enough to do a planned 86 mile ride with...

Bruce Conner on Overtraining

I have a tendency to overtrain I know a lot of highly motived people who do.  Hard training can be very addictive.  I have had three distinct times in my life where I have physically overtrained.  The first was when I was 19.  Back in the fall of 1975 I went to the...

Simon Wegerif’s Polarised Training Challenge

by Simon Wegerif As you may know from a recent blog post exploring threshold and polarised training gains I agreed to start a polarised training programme in my training ahead of the Etape. To get started I began with the 4 minute/2 minute zone 3/zone 1 workout...

Lee Doran’s ithlete HRV Training Diary – December

Getting Started with HRV So, this is my first blog as an ithlete athlete. After receiving support from the ithlete team, I have started using the HRV Monitor and found this fantastic. This month has been an important month for me as I am currently recovering from...

Lee Doran

I’m an international Javelin thrower and UK Champion (2011 & 12). I have been using ithlete for a few weeks now and feel it will be a great asset to my training. I started throwing when I was just 12 years old after picking up a cricket ball at the Gateshead...

Fitness Does Not Equate to Health

  by Amber Pierce   A big part of what I love about being a professional athlete is helping promote lifestyle choices that lead to better health and overall quality of life. Fitness plays an integral role in maintaining and optimizing health, and people...

Grand Union Half Marathon

by Tom Hayhoe The Grand Union Half Marathon This great little event organised by Purple Patch each November, running by the towpath on the Grand Union Canal from Uxbridge to Watford.  Not the greatest event for PBs – this year’s winner did it in 1:18 – with recent...

HRV as a predictor of training performance

About me In my role as a Sport Scientist working for a Premier League football Club we are always seeking new ways to quantify and measure the condition of our players, particularly how well recovered they are and how ready they are to train.  After some extensive...

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