Wednesday was more paperwork and computer work but Marsha and I had entered the first VOTwo evening triathlon at Eton. We have done a few of these vents over the last two seasons and they are great races, well-organised and low-key so perfect training for Marsha as she prepares for the European Champs in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
If you did not know the London Ride 100 Cycle event takes place this Sunday and after speaking with TFL (transport for London) and the Surrey CC I have had to accept that is not not a good idea to go ahead with this Sunday’s brick session in Richmond Park.
Everyone feels the cold water to different degrees so you may or may not feel this items are required for yourself, but if you are looking to get in your local swim venue and start getting that in-valuable ‘wetsuit time’ then these could make your swimming so much more comfortable and enjoyable!
What is Base Training & What are the Benefits?
This time of the year for athletes is a chance to continue training but decrease the intensity after a season of hard racing. It is counter-productive and physically very difficult to continue training all year round at high intensity and expect the body to keep responding in a positive way.
Sport has this power to transform lives and if this doesn’t motivate people as much if not more than those silly reality TV shows, nothing will. The people we all watched compete for their country were ‘real’ people, there was no script, no fake tan or bad accents, no desperate attempts for fame, it was people who train hard, are dedicated to a passion that they have and want to be the best at their discipline or event more then anyone else in the World…
A very welcome side effect of the Olympics has been a growing distrust, bordering on dislike of what used to the beautiful game. When you see sportsmen and women without the posturing, the vanity and the cheating, it just feels so much closer to the reason humans pursue athletic endeavour in the first place.
I’m hoping the Olympics have ended my love affair with football, in all honesty. I doubt it, football will always be the mistress I’d increasingly like to hide away.
Perhaps, with each stroke, my swim might distance me further from football, from my childhood, from the utter mediocrity that pervades the British football industry. I can only hope.
Back in November I was fortunate enough to be chosen for a photo shoot for the magazine Triathlon Plus with 2 other GB Age Groupers, Paul and Andy. The article was about acheiving your triathlon ambitions in this Olympic year 2012.
Those of you training for the London marathon or any other marathon this spring will be well into your training by now. Let’s hope that all has gone to plan and that you are injury free.
Many of you will have had your places for the 2011 London Marathon confirmed this week, so roughly 23 weeks to train your bodies to cope with 26.2 miles on the road. Posture: It is important that we look after our whole body posture and look at our daily activities and see how they may contribute to poor posture.