Category: Training

Not the attitude really ;)

Let me start by saying that I know this is wrong attitude!! What is it you learn in sales 1-0-1, never start with a negative… Guess that was another day I just wasn’t listening!! So having broken into this little

Triathlon Distances

Format Swim Bike Run Super Sprint 400m 10k 2.5k Sprint 750m 20k 5k Olympic 1.5k 40k 10k Half 1.9k 90k 21.1k Full 3.8k 180k 42.2k 00

Are we nearly there yet?

Dear iPad, I fear we are!! Blenheim is just the round the corner then we will be hitting Heaver sooner than you can say unprepared triathlete! I know that everyone says they haven’t training enough, to trust the plan, to

Well that’s buggered then…

“Well Mr Stivala, I am not sure as your X-RAY is a little inconclusive but I would say you have a fractured scaphoid…” This is soooo not what I wanted to hear 🙁 The conversation should have gone “Man up

No fun in that!

Not Happy!

Apparently the lake at Alpe D’Huez is a bit fresh and I am not the best in the cold. So very sensibly decided to venture down to Box End early this morning to practice swimming in cooler open water… What

Training picks up pace

It’s been a while since I have written an update on how training is shaping up. First ‘A’ race is Alpe D’Huez (still) and now less then 20 weeks away… In fact only 16 weeks. Which frankly is starting to

Maximise Your Training

As I prepare for my A race this year I have decided to follow a 32 week Ironman training plan written by RGA Active. Having used one of their plans before I know they work for me. Although Tri Alpe

Four ways to get it wrong!

Found an interesting article on the triathlon magazine website which made me smile but also nod in a “yes… I do that” kind of way! 00

Supplements? Really??

I must admit that I bought into the “Supplement Marketing Machine” too. You know that uber expensive tub of Protein supplement for £48 that you imagine is going to rock your body’s protein needs… Just by chance I happened to

Sunday Night Training Ramble…

The end of week three, 11.5 hours of training and the end of my first block (next week is a ‘rest’ week allegedly!). Tiniest amount of progress and super unimpressed… 00