I’ve never had much triathlon coaching, just as part of a local club. I’m old school, picking up tips along the way and much more into how I’m feeling than following figures and stats. If I’m feeling good ill run faster and if I’m not ill run slower. If I’m not swallowing water then I’m not swimming hard enough J It has served me pretty well so far, but I’ve always wondered what would happen if I used a more scientific approach. I didn’t doubt that i could improve my performance but would it be enough to be worth the hassle of analysis? I’ve always been pretty time starved so preferred the thought of spending every possible minute out running or cycling the roads rather than looking at figures. Whilst I certainly believe in the merits of working smarter instead of just working harder I often find myself just clocking up the miles with no real target other than baseline fitness and working off a few calories.