Category: Triathlon

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Training, Racing and Recreation Balance

You may have noticed that although I’ve still be fairly active, cycling, running around the coast path and such like, I haven’t been posting about any proper training and certainly nothing about any races. This is all due to the fact that I’ve had a few niggling injuries. Injuries Last year it was plantar fasciitis,...

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Windsurfing – Back on Board

Those of you who knew me a few years ago won’t quite believe this, but it has been ages (literally months) since I’ve been windsurfing. So long in fact that I don’t want to look it up to see how long ago it was! This may not seem unusual to some people, but considering the...

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Business as Usual

It’s been quiet here recently. Nothing to blog about really. We’ve all had some sort of lurgy to one extent or another. It completely wiped me out for a few days and of course stopped me training. Anna and Morgan have had it it too, just not quite so bad. Beekeeping I’m gradually getting back...

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Upping the Intensity

After months of Base level training over the winter, it’s time to gradually start upping the intensity a little. Nothing too mad yet, just some harder, shorter intervals on the bike and some tempo runs rather than the usual low heart rate MAF zone runs. Sick Bucket Needed! Monday saw the first sunny day for...

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MAF Test Progress

You may remember that I’ve been doing regular MAF test runs throughout the winter. The idea behind these Maximum Aerobic Function (MAF) tests is that you are running at a fairly easy intensity so you aren’t exerting too much stress on your body. Over time as your body adapts, you become more efficient at this heart rate and...

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Busy Days at Work

It was a busy day for all of us yesterday. I started it with some work on the computer and then a nice 3x 12 minute sweetspot turbo trainer session courtesy of a TrainerRoad workout called Geiger. It was then the usual hectic half an hour of getting ready for work and school before we...

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Garmin Advanced Run Dynamics on my Fenix 3

The latest Fenix 3 v6.50 firmware introduced a slew of new Run Dynamics features giving me yet more run data to analyse. The updates to the Advanced Run Dynamics included Ground Contact Time Balance (GCT Balance) Stride Length Vertical Ratio This is in addition to the previous Advanced Run Dynamics of: Ground Contact Time (GCT)...

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Acromioclavicular Ligament Tear

What seems to be an never ended stream of injury and illness continues, this time with an acromioclavicular ligament tear. yep, I’m falling apart! Until recently, my shoulder had been fairly bullet-proof. Despite lots of swimming and the wrenching and pulling of windsurfing I’d never had any issues with them. This changed over Christmas whilst on a usual...

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