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Monday Morning Motivation – Tamsyn Smith

Tamsyn running in Weymouth

Woohoo! I’m featuring myself (Tamsyn Smith) as this week’s Monday Morning Motivation, just because I can! At the end of this week, I’ll be taking part in my second half ironman, but I was interviewed by Just Racing (on June 4th) as one of their inspirational stories ahead of the Read more…


2014 race awards

Tray of champagne coupes

For this post, I’ve linked up with Montana at Pretty Lil Mudder and a few other fab fitness bloggers – be sure to check out their posts. Here are my 2014 race awards… drum roll, please… Most Scenic Course For me this award has to go to Lanhydrock parkrun It’s in Read more…


Weymouth half – the run

I had mixed feelings as I headed out onto the run – I knew that I could complete the distance as I’ve run further before, but I was a little daunted as my longest run in training had only been 8 miles. I had only just turned right to head Read more…


Weymouth Half – The bike (and T2)

After grabbing my bag and putting on my helmet, it was time to put on my race belt and ride. I’d decided to put my shoes on before getting to my bike as there was a slightly twisty section before getting out onto the road, and I didn’t want to Read more…


Weymouth Half – the swim (and T1)

We got up stupidly early as triathlons always start before sane people are awake. Stu made an instant porridge, whereas I ate some cold blueberry protein porridge that I had made the day before. It didn’t taste especially delicious as it was so cold, but I thought it was safer Read more…


Preparation for Weymouth Half

The weekend of the big race was finally here. Stu and I finished packing and drove down to Weymouth, knowing that Liz and Suzanne were also on their way. We’d booked a hotel room in Dorchester, which is a 10 minute drive away. We thought it would be quieter there Read more…


My longest ever swim: 2km!

Today’s training consisted of a Run Camp session and a swim, with a bit of cycling thrown in to make it a full triathlon day. I woke early at 5:30am, but that seemed like an indecent time to start the day, so I closed my eyes again until the alarm Read more…


Injuries – 1; First week of Challenge Weymouth training schedule – 0

View from the Itchen Bridge

I was meant to start the first week of my first half iron distance triathlon training schedule this week, but I’m still struggling with arm pain and my swollen knee doesn’t seem to be deflating, so I’m already behind schedule. I should have been doing an hour on my turbo 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…


I’m a Challenge Weymouth winner!

Tamsyn wearing her Challenge Weymouth t-shirt

A couple of weeks ago, I took part in a Twitter competition to win a limited edition Challenge Weymouth t-shirt. I had forgotten all about it when this appeared in my inbox: …and this week it arrived! It’s going to be perfect for doing some training in 🙂 Have you Read more…