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Long Course Weekend 2014

Long Course Weekend 2014

Well, I did two-thirds of it, and what a blast.  The Long Course Weekend is basically an Ironman split over three days, with a 2.4 mile sea swim on Friday, 112 mile bike ride on Saturday, and a marathon on Sunday.  Because of my dodgy knee I left my running shoes at home which meant that, a) I was strangely jealous of those who got up on Sunday to run, and b) I had a few pints of ale on saturday evening.  Swings and...

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Outlaw Half – Nottingham, June 1st 2014

Outlaw Half – Nottingham, June 1st 2014

It’s been a while since I posted anything here! But I had so much fun at the Outlaw Half last Sunday that I wanted to write about it, and share some of the great photos my brother took throughout the day.   Short version… On Sunday I raced the Outlaw Half, a middle distance (half ironman-distance) triathlon held at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. I finished in 5:38, a new personal best for the distance. Here...

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2014 – New Year, more fun!

2014 – New Year, more fun!

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope the training and race planning is going well.  I spent most of the Christmas break enjoying getting back into running at last (between mince pies, fine wines, and mostly crap TV).  I’m only up to 5 miles so far, but my knee is holding up well, and this week I had a great visit to the physio.  The splendid Annie flexed and prodded, bent and pushed at my legs, and her conclusion is that I have a slight...

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Having Fun

Having Fun

So, I’m training again, albeit in a very relaxed manner.  Relaxed as in, I’m just having fun!  Not following a programme, although I’m still doing something 6 days in 7.  Trying to swim twice per week with NEWTs has been hard, my swim fitness has suffered and I’ve had a couple of really tough sessions.  But I’ve still not given up on a session yet, so I’m chuffed with that. And it’s slowly...

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Treacle

Treacle

First club swim for several weeks last night and I really noticed my drop in fitness.  It felt like swimming in treacle, and by the time I’d finished 2k of drills I was exhausted.  To make matters worse, our lane was too full so we were split in two, with me and two others swimming in a spare end lane next to the fast lane.  There’s nothing quite like seeing someone speed effortlessly past you to make you feel inadequate!  I...

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Re-Motivated!

Re-Motivated!

I haven’t been here for some time!  So, here’s what’s happened… Since Ironman in August I’ve not done an awful lot –– a few swims, few bikes rides, a few short runs.  My knee is still giving me problems, stiffening up and becoming painful if I run even 3 or 4 miles.  So I’m not running anymore.  Waiting for an appointment for an MRI and physio, and I’m confident that it’ll get sorted....

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