Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS) – Part 1

A few weeks ago, Kim shared a video on Facebook on the topic of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS). ‘Over-training’ is a well known term among athletes, and is characterised by a lack of balance between the training load and ability to recover from training.  Recovery is something that varies from person to person, … Read more

Whaka100 KOM and QOM

The Whaka 100 KOM and QOM Competition is proudly brought to you buy Cowbell Coaching!  There will be two timed climbs in the race and the male and female with the lowest combined times will be name King and Queen of Whaka 100 for 2017.  In addition to bragging rights, there is $500 up for grabs! … Read more

Whaka100 FAQ

An event like Whaka100 involves a pretty huge commitment.  Weeks, if not months, of training; entry fee; travel and accommodation; the good will of friends and families who support you in your goals… So you get to race weekend, or even part way through the race, and suddenly you’re compiling a list of questions in … Read more

Olympic Race Preview – The Men

There is one hot favourite to take the gold medal in the men’s field.  In 2008, while still a U23 rider, he won bronze by narrowly beating countryman Christoph Sauser.  In 2012 it came down to a sprint where he lacked the punch and took away silver.  He has one more medal to win to … Read more