I'll start with a couple of disclaimers. I have a feeling everyone might be getting a bit sick of us harping on about this now, so after this blog I'll stop! Also, it's going to be a long one, so settle in with a cup of tea (or glass of wine), or alternatively now is … Continue reading I am an Ironman! (woman)
Very Much Not Tapering
Perhaps we were a little optimistic hoping the taper would start a month before the race. I was quite exhausted last week and may have come across a teensy bit grumpy in my blog. Indeed Crawford texted me after reading it to apologise lol. Not that it in any way persuaded him to go easy … Continue reading Very Much Not Tapering
#4 of 5 The Marvellous HebTri
I am just back from the gorgeous Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Back at the start of the year when Crawford and I were working out a long term training plan, he suggested I competed in a standard distance race (see Triathlons Explained) round about now. I began searching for a suitable race, … Continue reading #4 of 5 The Marvellous HebTri
Where is the time going?
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?
Last week saw the first two of my '5 years with you' challenges for the Beatson Cancer Charity (see 'All in a good cause'). I mentioned previously that when I first started working with Crawford and essentially refused to do a half Ironman during my training (not out of petulance, but because I thought - … Continue reading Busy Week
Race Season Begins!
Yesterday was my first race of the season - the GTC Bishopbriggs Sprint Triathlon. Previously we would probably have done at least a couple of other races by now as we enjoyed racing most weekends, but now we have to be very selective about which races to participate in, as they can actually interfere a … Continue reading Race Season Begins!
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