Tag Archives: Racing

Should we Train the Day after a Race?

Earlier this year after completing Ironman 70.3 Mallorca we were sat having breakfast the next day, stiff and tired and enjoying a well earned rest day, before flying home. Throughout that day we saw several people, who’d raced the previous day (wearing athlete wristbands) out and about running, biking and taking a dip in the […]

What Are the Benefits of Warming Up?

When we’re trying to juggle training with everything else in our lives, it can often feel like we have to squeeze as much out of the time we have. As a result, it’s easy to forgo a proper warm up. Some of you might not even do a warm up anyway, regardless of time. Firstly, […]

How to take on the AJ Bell London Triathlon

The London Triathlon is of the most iconic triathlons in the world and the largest in the country with over 13,000 participants each year. Large events like this attract athletes of all abilities from beginners right up to professionals, it’s very popular with first timers, with nearly 50 % of the field made up from […]

A very busy week, with a little of everything!

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.

Gaerne Carbon G. Chrono Road Shoes

The Gaerne Chrono G is no doubt the highest performance shoe in the Gaerne range; but even better than that, they are possible the best feeling shoe I have ever had on my foot and that says a lot! They do come with a hefty price tag though. A £299.99 price tag puts them on the level of some of the priciest non-custom shoes on the market.

BONT SHOES – GOOD ENOUGH FOR WIGGO!

I have weird feet. Stupid fat duck feet. Plain and simple. They’re wide, short, have high arches and a high instep to boot (see what I did there…) Ahem. This is a bit of a problem for someone keen on cycling.

The London 2012 Olympic Games

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…

Diary of a Novice Triathlete – Day Nineteen

Straddlers. That’s what they call us. The generation of people who grew up before the internet and will die after.

We’re the generation of people who thought the ZX81 bordered on witchcraft. The generation who giggled enthusiastically while, undercover, switched on the red glowing digital numbers of their fathers’ watches.

Diary of a Novice Triathlete – Day Twenty Eight

I’m just over a week away from the most worrying entry into water since the Israelites walked across the bed of the Red Sea. If I had a pound for every time I was told: “Don’t worry, wetsuits are really buoyant, you’ll be fine”, I’d have enough to ask someone whether that comma was in the right place.