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22 November 2013 1 Comment

I’ve had better weeks

Saturday began normally enough – me taking the kids to Stagecoach; a whizz around Sainsbury’s; visit the recycling centre; walk up to the local butchers and so on. It was when I found myself sitting on my arse next to the zebra crossing in the village that things started to go wrong. I’d been hit […]

7 November 2013 0 Comments

Turbovember II – This time it’s sweaty

Last year I took part in the inaugural Turbovember training event. It’s like Movember, but for triathletes. Instead of sitting in an armchair admiring your flowering “mo” in the mirror you’ve got to get on the turbo trainer everyday for a minimum of 30 minutes. Sounds easy? It’s not that simple and the originator of […]

31 December 2012 0 Comments

Swings and Roundabouts

And so another year beckons. 2013 will be my eleventh season of triathlon and hopefully much better than the season that has gone before. I have already documented the injury-ravaged nightmare of last season. Suffice it to say that I managed to finish just a single triathlon. On the other hand, I successfully completed the […]

30 November 2012 0 Comments

#turbovember respun

Here are the stats: 29 turbo sessions 1427 minutes on the turbo trainer 3 bike/run bricks 2 outdoor runs Total of 25:52 training Although I was allowed up to 3 rides out of doors, a combination of inclement weather, a heavy work schedule and family considerations meant that all my turbo sessions bar 1 was […]

20 November 2012 0 Comments

Base Building

It’s now 20 days in to #turbovember, and so far so good. After a week of spinning my back was protesting, but seems reluctantly to have resigned itself to the fact that I’m not giving it a break and has stopped complaining. In the last two days I’ve had some twinges in my knees so […]

10 November 2012 1 Comment

In the Trenches

Traditionally, 1st November is the date where cyclists who finished their road year at the end of September climb back on their bikes having had a month off and start preparing for the new season. For a triathlete, the first races with open water swims aren’t until May, but I’ve always started in March or […]

1 November 2012 2 Comments

#turbovember

After nearly a month of almost complete inactivity to give my body a rest and to try and shake once and for all the nagging injury in my achilles tendon I’ve returned to exercise. Specifically, I spotted a cycling challenge that might just motivate me through November: Logo Design by FlamingText.com The idea is simple, […]