Cycle training over winter is tricky, especially when you live in a country in perpetual darkness from November to March, with weather not especially suited to donning lycra and heading to the hills. But cycle we must, and the answer of course is indoor cycling. There are many ways to address this and of course … Continue reading Indoor Cycling
Swim training so far
My feelings about the swim section of the Ironman swing between thinking this will be the most manageable part of the race, to being quite convinced I'm going to drown, or, if I'm spared that fate, having to cling on to a friendly canoe and being dragged ashore, thus ending my participation before it's really … Continue reading Swim training so far
Strength and Conditioning
So. An update on some actual training. I have chatted a bit about strength and conditioning which is the focus (although not the only focus) over this first part of the winter. There is not an area of my body that is not in need of strengthening. Or indeed conditioning. This will help my later … Continue reading Strength and Conditioning
Life rather gets in the way of training
It's Wednesday night. Although I work full time, my hours are split over four days (one quite short day (allegedly) and three very long days). So I have Wednesdays off. And I love my Wednesdays off. It's like a mini weekend in the middle of the week. A little oasis of calm to sort things … Continue reading Life rather gets in the way of training
If you happen to be visiting this blog as a newcomer to the world of triathlon, or indeed any multi-sport racing, it might be slightly confusing coming across the various race terms, so thought it would be useful to explain it all here. Multi-sport Events In fairness, absolutely anything can be put together to make … Continue reading Triathlons Explained
Thrilled to have a personal trainer
As mentioned previously, it became increasingly clear to me that not only would I need to make a significant personal commitment to training over the next year, I would also need some help. The internet is a marvellous resource, and whilst there is much advice to be found about training plans and tips, none of … Continue reading Thrilled to have a personal trainer
My training habits to date
I have never actually trained properly for anything. When I decided to run a marathon it took me over a year and I just went on lots of long, slow, plodding runs, trying to gradually increase my distances. After quite a few months and in the middle of my fourth half marathon (I still remember … Continue reading My training habits to date
How did this happen…….?
Two months ago, along with 50 other members of my triathlon club, including my husband Paul, I signed up for Ironman Wales and frankly have barely slept since. This is not something that has always been on my bucket list - I ran a marathon in 2015 for charity and vowed categorically never to do … Continue reading How did this happen…….?
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton