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Catching up, CrossFit, Ironman Dublin 70.3, Marafun, stir-fry and Santahampton.

Ironman Dublin logo

I’ve been so busy recently that I’ve not had enough time to blog. I hope that I can find more time in 2015 – I think that perhaps I need to be more productive in my lunch breaks. As I’m struggling to find enough time, I’m trying to add more Read more…


Some extra recovery followed by two days of intervals

After my long swim on Sunday, I was meant to go swimming with the Tri Club on Monday night… however, I had a fun night out planned with some former work colleagues. I tried to find a way to fit a swim in, but I would have had to get Read more…


Rest and reading

Blerch from The Oatmeal

It’s been a very hot day and I’ve been working hard, so I’m grateful that it’s also a scheduled rest day. Some of the great things that I’ve been reading today include Darlene’s blog My first 5k and more. In her latest blog post, she explains about the Mizuno Baton, Read more…


Why do I keep entering crazy events?

Wasps in flight

I’ve had such a busy weekend that I’ve not had enough time to even take photos! Long runs I asked Coach Ant whether I could swap my planned sessions for this weekend, as I’ve not been able to catch up with many friends recently. He agreed, so I was able Read more…


“Have some electrolytes and eat a piece of kale…”

Tri club swim hat with goggles and Garmin

This week I’ve fitted in a lot of sessions including pyramid training in the pool and at the track and some time on my bike. I’ve also done some hurdling. Anyway, before we get into that, I wanted to share something funny. I just love the latest video from IFHT: 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 back, but not quite where I wanted to be.

A mountain switchback

I’m back, but I’m broken. 🙁 I sustained a few injuries on last week’s holiday. Training has been put on hold for a week, in the hope that I recover quickly. I’ve also suffered a real crisis of confidence about whether I’ll be able to complete the events that I’ve Read more…