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Preparing for Southampton MoRun

A road that goes off into the distance.

Southampton MoRun is fast approaching, and I’ll be honest that my preparations have not been ideal thus far. I’ve only done 13 runs over 9km so far in 2018. The last time I ran that far was at Thunder Run in July. My most recent parkruns I had plans to Read more…


Friday Five – Five ways to deal with illness when you’re training for an event

Ill person in bed

No-one wants to be ill or injured, but it can be especially frustrating to spend several months training hard for an event and then find that you fall ill. Injuries happen and how you return to training after an injury will depend on its severity and how close to your Read more…


#SwoleMates: Why working out with your partner is the best thing ever

Silhouette of two people on bikes

I recently answered some questions for the fantastic Laura Farman-Williams, founder of Girls Gone Sporty. I was really excited to end up in her finished article about the benefits of working out with your partner. I’d strongly recommend that you check out the article: #SwoleMates: Why working out with your partner Read more…


Can you change your triathlon performance in 8 hours?

Well-made bed

Chances are you’ve carefully planned your training schedule to help you reach peak performance for your A race, whenever it comes in the season. You may also be working on a nutrition plan so that you are at your optimum weight… and all whilst working and juggling family commitments (and Read more…


Tiring training weekend

On Thursday evening, I was excited about trying out my new wetsuit at Lakeside. However, a series of minor disasters (including leaving my phone at work and finding that the building code wouldn’t let me in) meant that I almost didn’t make it. By the time I arrived at the Read more…


TriHabitat

Close up of bike wheels

I recently read about TriHabitat online. It describes itself as “the world’s first and only self-contained endurance sports racing and training venue.” According to the blurb: TriHabitat will contain a specially designed 25-acre spring-fed lake for swimming, a 14-mile paved bike loop, a 6.5 mile paved run loop, and a Read more…


Tracking and track-ing

Today has been a really beautiful sunny day, so I’ve made the most of it. This morning, I had to cycle down to the Oceanography Centre for work (which was exciting as I got to see some really cool stuff linked with a work project), but the real bonus was Read more…


Oooh – pretty pictures

Training Peaks logo

As I mentioned at the weekend, I’ve decided not to rely on my own slightly crazy planning to get me through Challenge Weymouth. I’ve engaged Ant Gritton as my coach. Using Training Peaks One of the first tasks that Ant set was to import my data from Garmin Connect to Read more…


Day 3 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Embrace Sports logo

There was a slight change to the original schedule. We had already visited the sports shop, so the core class was moved to Saturday. After eating some porridge, some of the group decided to cycle to the lake. I was still injured, so I made the sensible decision to go Read more…


Nearly 35

Person looking off into the distance

In 9 days time, I will be 35 and I’m dissatisfied with my life. Despite losing weight before my 30th birthday, I’ve put nearly all of it back on and I’m not as fit as I’d like to be, so I’ve decided to set myself a five-year challenge: BY THE Read more…