Back on the bus

After nearly five months off following a horrific bike crash in the New Forest middle distance triathlon. I got the all clear to get back to running last week…then this turned up! Will post details of that infamous race soon and start charting my road to recovery. Will I make Weymouth Ironman this year? I … [Read more…]

July Training review

 Composition Training Log Clearly, not much time on the bike despite being one of the best months for weather so far. A combination of having to ‘fix’ my bike after Chase the Sun in June and busy weekends. I got in some good open water swim training for Bournemouth pier-to-pier swim next month though.   Cracking … [Read more…]

“Chase the Sun” 230 kilometre bike race

In late March a friend and I entertained the idea of completing the longest bike ride of my life on the longest day of the year. I recently completed this ride with 18 other friends and had the time of my life! Honestly!! The Plan The idea was to ride at dawn from Sandbanks in Poole 230 kilometres … [Read more…]

Swanage Bay Triathlon 2016

First open water triathlon….ooh er?! The day didn’t start well – I opened one eye and the clock smirked back at me and said: “5:15”. This was the time I said I’d leave the house. The day earlier I said to myself ‘Self, Swanage is your first mass start so get there early and rack up … [Read more…]

May Training Review

Not a bad training month in terms of distance, I achieved 258km on the bike and around 80km running (I missed a few drills off the below tally). I also hit some nice milestones which show progress, namely PBs on 5km run and 20km bike time trials. Body Composition Training Log Tomorrow is triathlon number … [Read more…]

Running Free – new kicks part deux

Only three short months ago I wrote this post on a purchase of new running shoes. I’d invested time, money, attention and was looking forward to reaping the benefits. The team at Running Free put me on the treadmill, checked my gait, I tried on a number of options and settled on a shoe I felt … [Read more…]