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January training 2015

January training 2015

I’m back!  Training for the Outlaw in July, I thought I’d keep track of my monthly training logs.  Maybe it’ll be interesting, maybe not.  Let me know! This month I ran 45 miles, swam 5 miles, and cycled 133 miles, as well as 4 hours’ turbo training (or as I like to call it, Beelzebub’s Bastard Bike).  A gentle month to ease into 2015.  Visited the physio about my shoulders (giving me a bit of pain), and...

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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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Training Again…

Training Again…

It’s about time… Seven weeks since Ironman, and I still smile every time I think about it.  I’ve had the tattoo, framed my medal and finishing picture, and entered Ironman Wales for next year. But … I’ve let training go for a few weeks.  I’ve put on 4 or 5 pounds (not unexpected, and no surprise considering the sudden drop in training … and the fact I’m still eating as if I was training),...

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