As I’ve been training for triathlons recently I’ve been doing a lot of swimming training. Now that the triathlons are on the backburner for now I’ll still be incorporating swimming into my training plan but I’ll be using it specifically for cross-training. The session I’ve been following this week is a speed session: Warm-Up 200-metre […]Read more "Thursday – CrossTraining"
When I’d first signed up to volunteer to marshal at the Derwent Epic Swim for Epic Events I’d totally gotten my dates mixed up. I genuinely believed it was the week after Blenheim and not the day after. So, a little bleary eyed after only getting back home at 10:30pm on the Saturday, I awoke […]Read more "Derwent Epic Swim Review – Sunday 5th June 2016"
I wasn’t sure where I stood with Triathlons this year. I’d dipped my toe in last year but my swimming still left a lot to be desired. I still struggle immensely with getting my face in the water. So when the Blenheim Palace Triathlon registration popped in my email inbox I had a moment of […]Read more "Blenheim Palace Triathlon Review – Saturday 4th June 2016"
Since I had embarked on my triathlon journey at the start of this year the one triathlon I had signed up to that I was dreading was this one. Not that it isn’t amazingly well organised by Carlisle Tri Club that is. I was just dreading the 500m pool swim. I’d watched the event for […]Read more "TRI AGAIN – CARLISLE TRI CLUB TRIATHLON REVIEW (2nd August 2015)"
Every January I find myself with the same dilemma….to gym or not to gym? That is the question. The answer tends to lean to not to gym. Usually the first four weeks of any year the gym is full of people with the best intentions. Classes are packed, there are no machines free and the […]Read more "To gym or not to gym?"
In the months leading up to the Blackpool Great North West Half Marathon I had been aware of the fact that I needed to carry my training into winter. This was something I hadn’t really done before as usually I finished my running year in mid-October then took a bit of a break from November […]Read more "Leading into Blackpool Great North West Half Marathon 2013"
Well, seen as I have nothing really much to report until my ½ Marathon in Warrington on Sunday I thought I might post a review on a book about running (well to be strictly true it’s about triathlons) that I finished not so long back. The book in question was IRON WAR by Matt Fitzgerald. […]Read more "IRON WAR BY MATT FITZGERALD – A REVIEW"