Training Peaks Scores.. What Do They All Mean And How Can You Or Your Coach Use And Misuse It?

From RPG coaches Kyle Buckingham and Tim Reed Training Peaks remains the dominant software platform for endurance sports coaching and for good reason. The level of analysis available to coaches, simple to use phone app for athletes and the superb integration with devices enhances the athlete/coach experience while reducing the challenges of online coaching drastically. […]

Steve McKenna’s Ironman WA 7:50:48 Coaching Reflections

Swim Training Changes Steve is an anaerobic machine in that he can tolerate and sustain high levels of lactate better than anyone else I’ve coached. You can get away with that in shorter races and very much use it to your advantage but eventually in ironman the glycogen tax man comes to collect his debt. […]

When Should You Go Pro?

Author- RPG Coach Reedy Over the years we’ve had lots of age groupers turn pro. Some successful, others not. Some on our recommendation, some in the absence of our recommendation but very rarely would we advise against going pro at all ‘if’ the decision and risk won’t negatively affect their loved ones. The variation in […]

IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast Tricks and Tips

RPG Coaches, Reedy and Steve as well as many of the athletes they coach have had their share of success at the Mooloolaba event including 2 x victories for Reedy, fast flying 2nd place for Steve a few years ago where he finished in a tight second to Braden Currie, professional Sam Betten scored a […]

Asics METASPEED Sky vs Sky+

Is more always better? Probably in regards to getting more photos of the shoes for this blog but for running performance, it depends on the runner. Asics Metaspeed vs Metaspeed Sky + I stopped reviewing shoes for a while because I was devastated to realise that my highly flawed protocol  implemented over literally 100 of […]

Reedy on Appo’s 3rd Place at the Ironman Asia Pacific Championships

With the exception of before IM Australia in 2019, the most physically prepared I was for an ironman was pre Ironman Cairns under Alan Couzens in 2018. It was very much a failed execution on my part but on the upside that race certainly had the biggest influence with how I went about coaching Appo […]

Attn: All Ironman Cairns Racers

We asked each RPG Coach a tip specific to Ironman Cairns and what it means for their prep and race strategy. Coach Liz:  The Cairns problem: The ride is beautiful and undulating much of the first 120km yet ironically the final flat 60km is typically the hardest sections due to a strong head wind hitting […]

What is ‘Heel to Toe Offset’ and Why It Really Matters..

Higher heels have been around for centuries initially with the intended function of stopping horse riders feet from slipping out of their stirrups. Then in some cultures it became fashionable. Flat or nearly flat running shoes were the norm until the 1970s when distance running took off in popularity and suddenly there was money to […]

Running Shoe Reviews

Tim Reed - Running Shoes

PREFACE: You’re welcome to skip to the shoes.. This is not the sort of blog you would read start to finish. Life is too short. Simply scroll until you find a shoe you’re curious about and then move on with your life. I’ll continually add shoes as I get to round to it and/or try […]

A Guide For Lost Athletes…

Tim Reed Vietnam Hug

Many aspects of sport suddenly seem very trivial at a time like this. Winning, championships, debates over rules, professional prize money and pay disputes fade into nothingness when compared to  mass unemployment, overwhelmed hospitals and the horrific numbers of deaths. And yet the fundamental elements of our sports, exercising and training, takes on a new […]