Tagged: Training

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Heart Rate Interval Traces

I do like making pretty heart rate traces. Here’s the one from my lunchtime run today. Nice hey? It has my run pace on it as well. All courtesy of a 10x 1min interval session. I didn’t really feel like it to start with so the first few intervals were a little lack-lustre but I...

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Socially Distanced Intervals in the Sunshine

Today’s Socially Distanced surf ski session in the sunshine consisted of eight 0.25 mile intervals with 0.25 mile recoveries between them. The intervals were pretty tough at times so there was some sweating and dribbling involved but I was miles from anyone else with the whole of Borth Bay to myself so that wasn’t a...

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A Good Start to the Weekend

It may have been a little chilly out there first thing, but the wind had dropped off, the rain had stopped and there were still some waves about. So, as the sun rose, it was off to the beach for me for a little paddle in my ski. Nothing too strenuous as I’ve got a...

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Box End Quadrathlon Results and Analysis

The results are out from the Box End Quadrathlon and I did OK. Time for something of an analysis. The official results are here: http://www.quadracracing.co.uk/images/2018-Quad.pdf, but I’ve added a rank column for each of the disciplines as I like to see that, so here they are with the ranks added. As you can see: I had a...

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20 minute FTP Test – Fitness Gains

Phew, it’s been a while since I last did an FTP. Monday morning brought with it time to do a 20 minute FTP test though. My last test was at the beginning of January, an 8 minute test that produced an FTP of 290 Watts. Not great, but it dod result in a slight improvement over...

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A Week of Training

It’s been a while (at least a year) since I’ve done any proper training, but I have now done a whole week of training! I had eased back from races and such like in 2015 but then arthritis in my shoulder at the beginning of 2016 forced me to ease off completely. I was of course still...

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Race Simulation

My training for the upcoming Ocean Lava Half-Ironman distance triathlon has been going from bad to worse. In fact as mentioned previously I haven’t really been ‘training’ this year, just exercising. I’ve had a shoulder injury so no swimming. I’ve had achilles problems which has stopped me running a little. Then last week I had some...

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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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Garmin Fenix 3 v6.50 – New Features for Free

I know it’s only a watch, but I love my Garmin Fenix 3, and even more so now that I have a Fenix 3 v6.50 . It looks good, it does pretty much everything I want it to, it has more features than you can shake a stick at and I still can’t quite get...

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Geocaching in the Hills

Day two of 2016 and we had to get Morgan out of the house again, so we had some nice easy almost drive by geocaching in the hills planned. Not much walking involved today just a quick cache and dash before heading into Aberystwyth so that Morgan could spend some of his Christmas money on...