Category: Fitness

Race Number 3

European Triathlon Champs, Kitzbuhel – Race Report

Well, the time had come, time to defend my title as European Triathlon Champion in the Sprint 40-44 year age-group and time to race. To be honest it was unlikely that I would defend it, but I was going to have fun trying and it’s always good to race on the international scene. Preparation My...

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Triathlon Training Focus 0

Triathlon Training Focus

I’ve just survived two weeks of very poor triathlon training. The first was due to a taper week for a race during which time I was suffering with sciatica issues and therefore did no training, the second week was due to some sort of lurgy and a calf injury following my race at the British...

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Uh oh – I’m Feeling Broken 0

Uh oh – I’m Feeling Broken

With the British Sprint Triathlon Championships race over and done with, all efforts are now geared towards the European Championships which take place in Kitzbühel, Austria exactly four weeks from today. As defending European Champion I should be going into this fit, fast and raring to go, but at the moment I feel far from that....

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Pre-Race Jitters 3

Pre-Race Jitters

Anna would say that it is just my normal pre-race jitters, but with the British Sprint Triathlon Championships coming up in Eton in little over a weeks time things aren’t looking good for me at the moment. A Matter of Priority Training has been a little lack lustre for a while now and I’m just...

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Leri Waterfall 3

Busy Bank Holiday

Seeing as we didn’t have a huge amount planned for the Bank Holiday weekend and were simply staying at home we seemed to pack quite a bit in. Triathlon Training and Animations on the Big Screen Saturday started with a bike ride for me, just a quick ride towards Machynlleth, a quick blast around the...

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1 mile repeats 0

1 mile repeats

It’s supposed to be a recovery week this week for me but yesterday’s session was 3x 1 mile repeats with 3 minutes between intervals and the aim was to increase to speed for each mile. I set my Garmin Forerunner 910XT up for the workout, inputting target zones of 6:40 – 6:30 mins/mile for the...

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It's Not Too Bad 2

An Explosive Swim

Unfortunately last nights training session didn’t go too well. I decided to join the Ystwyth CC Chain Gang, so turned up at Rhydepennau at the prescribed time, met up without about 30 other cyclists and then we split into 4 groups and started off around the Borth loop. Crash! For a start it was quite a...

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A New Sports and Exercise Job for Al 0

A New Sports and Exercise Job for Al

Well, that felt odd this morning… Heading off to work while the sun was shining and Anna and Morgan were off at home. It’s usually the other way around, I’m the one staying at home whilst they head off to school and work, but not today thanks to my new(ish) job at the University. Yes,...

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