It is four weeks and two days to Ironman Wales. I have a dreadful lurch of anxiety/nausea every time I think about it at the moment and am torn between being so ready for this all to be over, and panicking that time is galloping by too quickly. We are essentially in our peak training … Continue reading Peak Training (I hope)
Eek. It is the middle of July and today is 8 weeks to Ironman Wales. I'm not sure how this could possibly have happened, but at the same time, it feels like we have been training for a decade. I also can't quite believe the length of time it's been since I posted my last … Continue reading Where is the time going?
I've mentioned a variety of Apps in previous blogs so I thought it might be useful to dedicate a wee post to describing which Apps I find useful. Interestingly this list has grown steadily over the last few months and I wonder if I'm a little bit addicted to them. I think people are either … Continue reading Training Apps
Once again it has been rather a long time since my last post. As always, any time between working and training is mostly taken up by sleeping or eating, so the writing has very much taken a back seat. Also, we were off for the Easter holidays, and we were very lucky to return to … Continue reading Fabulous La Santa
As I mentioned before, I've been working over the winter with the most marvellous Fiona, who has overseen predominantly my strength and conditioning plan, but also helped me with the early stages of my overall training plan. A more inspirational person you will struggle to find, and I can't begin to put into words how … Continue reading New Coach
We are just about clinging on to our training plans during our normal working weeks, but this can prove difficult as soon as there is a break to our normal routine. Last week threw up all sorts of barriers to normal training - the first half of the week was half term and we were … Continue reading Out of Town Training
I've been desperate to get out on my bike since the bike fit last week, to see how the new position felt. I was due a ride yesterday but couldn't really plan in advance whether it would be indoor or outdoor as the weather has been rubbish and the forecast wasn't promising. But we awoke … Continue reading Beautiful, if slightly hazardous, Scotland
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
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…….?