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Category: Training

Mini Challenge 2 – Goat and Wolves

Transform yourselves into a pack of Wolves for mini challenge #2. A virtual variation on Hare and Hounds, our guest goat (not one of your number…) has set a course and your task is to be the first Wolf to catch him by replicating the course that the old goat has set… As closely as […]

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Boxercise have a go!

Another certificate and more fun to be had ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 30min taster sessions, 1:1, small group, six week beginners course… Or if you REALLY want a challenge the why not try the 60min ‘Boxercise & Strength’? More fun than a treadmill, and easier on your backside than a spin bike… Unless you are doing it VERY […]

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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 mini ramble perhaps I should get to the point?

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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

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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 focus the taper… But it’s at this precise moment that I am wondering about how […]

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Well thatโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™ The conversation should have gone “Man up for god sake, you have a bit of a swollen paw and some bruising heading […]

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Not Happy!
No fun in that!

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 could possibly go wrong…

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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 feel bloody close! So what’s working and what isn’t?

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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 D’Huez is a middle distance, because of the amount of climbing and generally challenging terrain, […]

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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!

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