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 […]

HOW I’M GOING TO (TRY TO) WIN RACES ON HALF PRO TRAINING

Before I crack on into the details of how I’m going to try win races on a drastically reduced training schedule there is still enough pro athlete in me to wallow in a self indulgent rehash of last year. You’ve been warned. Skip ahead to Part 2 which details how I’m going to attempt perform […]

Do Nothing to Get Faster

Tim Reed Ironman Cairns

How important is an off-seasons for overall progression. For many endurance sports lunatics, shutting down the training and taking a break can be the most difficult aspect of following a well constructed training program. Yet it???s also one of the most integral parts. We get so mentally conditioned to the training we do each day […]

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 […]

Sex Drive Guided Training?

The last 10 years of my life I???ve spent countless hours riding in the company of predominantly young to middle aged men. Given the average male allegedly thinks about sex 19 times per day the conversation occasionally turns to discussing sex in a direct or more obscure way depending on how comfortable we are with […]