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)
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
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
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
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
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