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
I used to be a solitary trainer. The thought of trying to keep up with someone on a run, or worse, talk to them whilst I struggled for breath, was just too much stress for me during my early days of exercise. I was happier plugging myself into some music and setting off alone. I … Continue reading Training Buddies
Since 2014 I have taken part in a number of different sporting events to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity, including the Edinburgh Marathon in 2015, the Caledonia Etape, the Beatson Cancer Charity 'Aim for the Skye' cycle ride (a cycle from the Beatson in Glasgow to the Isle of Skye), Tough Mudder and … Continue reading All in a good cause
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!
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
Gosh it's been a wee while since I've posted anything. I think the general rule at work is about a month of punishment for each week you take off. What with wading through the post holiday admin mountain, some on call, a work trip to London and the ongoing training, I've had little time to … Continue reading Improving…….
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