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Embrace Sports 08/10/14 Track and monument coastal run.

Wednesday 8th October I was quite excited about what was planned for Wednesday morning as I enjoy track sessions. It had been raining heavily, but by the time we arrived at the track, the sun had come out and it was starting to dry up. Neil briefed all of us Read more…


Embrace Sports 07/10/14 Hell on the hills.

Runners waving at the camera after Hell on the Hills workout.

Tuesday morning meant ‘hell on the hills’. 9.6km isn’t a long run, but when you realise that all of it was either uphill or downhill then you know what a challenge that is. Fortunately, it was a bit overcast, so it wasn’t as hot as it had been on some Read more…


Embrace Sports 06/10/14 Portimao boardwalk reps

Monday 6th October This morning, we headed out to Portimao for some boardwalk reps. Stu and I have visited Portimao before, but the session that we did last time was a pyramid sessions (200m, 400m, 800m and then reversed). We started out with a group warm up jog around the Read more…


Embrace Sports Woodland trail run and beach recovery run

Embrace Sports logo

I was looking forward to the woodland trail run. I’d done it twice previously and was determined to beat my pace from my previous attempts. The first time I did the woodland trail run, I fell quite badly on my first lap and the second time I did it, I Read more…


Embrace Sports 04/10/14 Arrival at ‘party camp’.

Saturday 4th October We got up early to catch our flight and had the usual curious glances and questions from other travellers who were intrigued by our ‘large suitcases’. After we had checked in, we had a bit of time to wait before our flight, so we went in search Read more…


Day 8 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Lake swim on Day 8 of my Embrace holiday

It was sad that it was the last day of our holiday. I was also feeling exhausted through the exercise and lack of sleep. I felt a strange mix of not wanting the holiday to end combined with a desire to curl up in my own bed and sleep for Read more…


Day 7 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Sign saying 'Secrets de Pains'

Wednesday was the final big day of our holiday with a long and difficult bike ride up Col de Peyresourde planned. I was feeling incredibly nervous about the day as I hadn’t spoken to the coaches and had no idea what the plan was. I kept trying to tell myself Read more…


Day 6 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Tamsyn and Stuart in the chocolate shop

Tuesday started with a ‘fun’ aquathlon. Before my injuries, I had hoped that I might not be last or at least that I might not be last out of the water and that this would spur me on to run as hard as possible, but my painful arm put paid Read more…


Day 5 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Tamsyn and her bike at the top of Col D'Aspin

Day five had been labelled as ‘Mystery Monday’ – essentially it was a chance to change plan according to the weather, so it was decided that we would tackle Col D’Aspin. The day started with a clear sky, so I was keen to get my trainers on. Unfortunately, I was Read more…


Day 4 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports – the day when I crashed my bike

Jose helping to fix my bike and teaching me basic maintenance

Day 4 started with a swim in the lake. We started off with some drills: crocodile eyes sighting raised head sighting for when there are waves turn onto back to view others 90 degree turns The image below shows us practising turning around some markers (Graeme and Alan). Unfortunately, the Read more…