Fugitive Triathlon

10-16th July  Monday: REST DAY Tuesday:  AM – Swimming 3000 metres in 1 hour PM – 45 mins weights Wednesday: AM – 40 mins steady turbo watching Tour de France highlights summaries for stages 1-10. PM – Impromptu bike ride = 29.2 miles. I’d left the turbo trainer set up to do some intervals before…

Prague, Bedfordshire Tri & 6 month summary 

26th June – 2nd July Monday: AM – 2160 metre early morning non-wetsuit sea swim. I met a couple of people from a local open water swimming Facebook page at the harbour in Porthcawl. I got myself all togged up in my wetsuit and arrived early. When they turned up, they weren’t wearing wetsuits so…

My Week in Training – Cardiff Triathlon

19-25th June I’m on night shifts this week, and trying to let my ankle recover. My big focus is on being rested and ready for the Cardiff Triathlon on Sunday.  #toughgirl100 Sarah Williams, founder and creator of the Tough Girl Podcast (see my blog post on my episode) recently started her through-hike of the Appalachian…

My week in training – Ridgeway Relay

12-18th June Monday: AM – 2.5 mile jog/hike to Beachy Head Tuesday: AM – 25 mins yoga with Adriene PM – 2 mile lido swim as 20xPB(pullbuoy), 20xsteady, 20xPB, 10x2fast, 16xPB (33.3m pool).  Wednesday: AM – 20 mins yoga with Adriene. PM – 25 mins full body weights. Plus 5 mins stretching and rolling. Thursday:…

Training, Hawridge Duathlon & Pacing South Downs Way 100

29th May – 4th June Monday: AM – 75 mins hot yoga PM – 100 mins turbo Tuesday: AM – 1 mile lido swim, arms only with a pull buoy and no kicking off the ends. Suuuuper slow, some people excel on pull buoy sets, I am not one of those people. Star kicker! Wednesday:…

End of May & Trail Attack 2017

15-21st May Monday: REST Tuesday: ON-CALL AM – 2100 metre swim Wednesday: PM – Steady run – 9 miles at 8:00/mile Thursday: PM – Club turbo brick session 5 x 5mins turbo / 5 mins run + 5mins turbo cool down. I thought I’d really overcooked it on the first run but apart from that…

Om Yoga Retreat

This was my first yoga retreat. I had been nervous about going, and in fact wanted to go a month ago but couldn’t find anyone to go with me so chickened out of going it alone. I’ve written about my experiences of yoga before – the good and the bad. I was concerned that a…

1-14 May Training

1-7th May Monday: AM – Bike and run brick session. 16.5 mile bike straight into 3 mile steady run. Felt much better than yesterday.  Tuesday: AM – 1900m Swim – must have faffed about a lot as I ran out of time, was supposed to be 2500m! PM – Running club hill efforts, I met…

Tough Girl Podcast 

This is my favourite podcast. It’s been hugely inspiring to me. Each episode features a woman who has taken on a challenge. The women come from different backgrounds and the challenges are varied – all sorts of sports and adventures. And it has contributed to the growth of my bucket list, to signing up for…

Back on the bike

Monday: ‘Rest’ / on-call Tuesday: AM – Swimming 1 mile, mostly arms only with pull buoy Wednesday: AM – Easy 3 mile run and some stretching/foam rolling Thursday: REST Friday: AM – Bike commute to work just under 16 miles, felt great. This was my first bike ride of 2017 and after a 14 miler…

London Marathon 2017

Sunday, 6 days after the Boston marathon, and after 5 days of no exercise whatsoever, I ran the London marathon for the third time. It wasn’t going to be my first back to back Marathon, and I’ve done them on consecutive days before in multiday ultras so I wasn’t daunted by the prospect but didn’t…

Boston

Boston was my A race for the year. Last year I raced myself into the ground and got slower and slower in successive races, so after The Athens Marathon in November, I took some time off to recover and then from the 1st of January my focus was firmly on Boston. I banned myself from…