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'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
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
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
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
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
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…….?