Hey jozz thanks for your note!
A big chunk of athletes who approach us for coaching have similar stories.
Where they did all that "modern" stuff for a few years.
And did not see the improvement they wanted .
Then decided that their limited training allowance is best off spent on "meat and potatoes"
I will take bold step and pick on the great Mark Allen.
Who is very big advocate on "zone" and low intensity training.
The reality is that Mark was a very fast swimmer and runner out of university.
Thus having developed a HUGE aerobic capacity.
Prior to doing the long slow training.
So he already had that deep speed in his body and only needed to touch it up.
But then, newbie age groupers decide to follow what he did at the *ZENITH* of his career.
Completely ignoring the PROCESS of what made his entire career.
So the improvements are rarely the same for an athlete who dont have such pedigree.
Of course theres lots of exceptions.
Some get into triathlon and are just good regardless.
Or have some random background.
So its pretty hard to find the greatest common denominator.
But at TeamTBB we believe that there are no short cuts.
That the most important piece of equipement is your body.
As well to your most important computer is your brain