7 Ways To Find Your Running Form

My running form feels like it's gone. I'm running badly. But I'm also planning to run the Brighton Marathon in 2019 (it's in 21 weeks). So what am I going to do about it? Here's my 7-step solution to fixing bad running form. I'm quite an obsessive type. But once the obsessing is done, it … Continue reading 7 Ways To Find Your Running Form

My Ironman Journey: 7 Great Things About Ironman

Today is exactly a year since I wrote that first blog post, with no idea where I was going to go on this Ironman Journey. But I’ve learnt some great lessons, had amazing experiences, gained some confidence in my ability to overcome obstacles, let go of negatives, as well really enjoying living right here, right … Continue reading My Ironman Journey: 7 Great Things About Ironman

7 Tips To An Ironman Taper: 2 weeks to go

Here's 7 tips to taper for an Ironman (and a bit about my taper for Barcelona): Two weeks to go: Reduce the volume. Keep intensity Stick to your training routine Expect to feel flat, tired, unfit and negative! Remind yourself why Feel the fear – and let it go Give yourself time Fail to plan, … Continue reading 7 Tips To An Ironman Taper: 2 weeks to go

Killing five hours on the Turbo: three-week coundown

Last week was the three-week countdown, with promises of storms, wind, rain etc. I opted for a long turbo session on Saturday. Here's how that five hours went (and the rest of the week). Saturday was set up as my last long big brick training day before starting the two-week taper for Ironman Barcelona. After … Continue reading Killing five hours on the Turbo: three-week coundown

10 Things to Tell You About Ironman Training (4-weeks to go)

This week (September 10th to September 16th 2018)  I wanted to tell you about Ironman training and share some surprises,  some facts, and some lessons I've learnt over the last seven days from a typical week of Ironman Training... 1. Your immune system gets... confused I mentioned in last week's post that I was flagging … Continue reading 10 Things to Tell You About Ironman Training (4-weeks to go)

Five weeks to go: Recce Trip to Barcelona

The race is getting closer and it seemed the right time to check out the Barcelona Ironman Course with a bike route recce. I left off last week's post having already started the five-week countdown with a long swim and bike session, then a day off on Tuesday.  On Wednesday I worked hard all day … Continue reading Five weeks to go: Recce Trip to Barcelona

Six weeks to go: Endurance, Cyclists’ Hand Palsy, lost Garmin and other fun!

End of the summer (but not the sun – or the endurance)... Monday 27th August–Tuesday 4th September (& that's taken me into the final countdown!) The week: Six weeks to go and with the shoulder healed, I've been able to train properly – and that's meant, I've been knackered as I continue to test my endurance, … Continue reading Six weeks to go: Endurance, Cyclists’ Hand Palsy, lost Garmin and other fun!

7 weeks to go: Back on the bike (baptism of fire)

This week I finally got the bike out on the road - with me on it! I'm going to say it: I hate the bike! I really do not enjoy cycling – most of the time. But it's teaching me a lot about endurance and about overcoming anxiety and fear. I'll start this week's entry … Continue reading 7 weeks to go: Back on the bike (baptism of fire)

8 weeks to go: sling slung and double Zwift session

Zwift has once again been the headline for this week's training, with two 2'10 long sweet spot courses completed consecutively (well okay I did stop for tea and toast and changed the radio channel to Ted talks), but on a non-hilly course I was pleased to cover 80 miles. I felt inspired by Lewis Pugh … Continue reading 8 weeks to go: sling slung and double Zwift session