Are you looking for something sporty for your staff, colleagues or business? Have you considered entering a triathlon, cycling challenge or running event? More and more companies are looking to sport as way of team building, motivating and energising their employees and this blog post explains a little more about why you should at least […]
Anyone who knows me knows I love riding my bike. But if I am honest, I prefer sunshine and shorts weather to ride in rather then the cold, damp dark days we get a lot of in wintertime. Having said that I do love an adventure. So when the weather isn’t as ideal as I […]
Now that Christmas is finished and everyone is on the mend from that terrible flu, too much shopping, too much family, or all 3, it is time to start thinking about getting back to fitness. I have decided this year to join in with all the other non-drinkers and attempt what has been commonly known […]
As I ring in the New Year I sometimes feel the need to make unrealistic resolutions I never seem to stick with. I set out with good intentions but then forget about them somewhere between January and February….sound familiar? So this year I have decided my ethos for New Years will be simple, it will […]
Sports induced asthmatics just have to be a bit more cautious with the cold weather.
The small but very enjoyable highlight of my day this time of year is having a warm cuppa, in bed, before I rise and shine. Sometimes it is at 5am, sometimes it is at 6am when I like to indulge in this yummy, must-have treat. You see I definitely will choose caffeine before sleep anytime […]
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.
This weekend saw three of the four RG Active open water swim venues open to athletes wanting to get in their wetsuits ahead of the fast approaching triathlon season. This time last year Marsha and I tried to swim at Ham lake and managed about 10mins before having to get out before hypothermia set in. […]
This might sound like a basic place to start but begin by ensuring that your bike is always in good working order, keep an eye on tyre tread, brake blocks and cable tension and all of the moving parts of the ‘drivetrain’ (chain, chainrings, derailleurs and cassette). Always seek professional advice if you are unsure about bike mechanics.
Spend some time finding the best possible riding position and bike set up. An ill fitting bike could cause you to be less efficient on race day and therefore lose time, it also can lead to injuries if you are not suited to the bike. The bike should be made to fit you, not you to fit the bike. Comfort is absolutely key when riding a race bike.
But, then I ran in them… I started off with a short run (30mins) and over a period of a few weeks; before my first race; I built up the mileage monitoring everything I could about how the shoe felt, what my form was like and how I recovered after. I still feel like I have more running to do but my impressions so far are…. AWESOME!