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Thursday
Jan102013

10 Turbo-Trainer Tactics (11.01.13)

It's all in the title really. Sometimes, just sometimes, doing sessions on the turbo trainer can be a challenge. It's not necessarily physically difficult but often more of a mental battle just to keep turning the pedals and stay sitting on the bike. Happy place the turbo space.... so here are my tips for having a good session on the indoor trainer.

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Thursday
Nov012012

Race #5: 70.3 Miami (31.10.12)

In a nutshell: Overall: Good. Swim: Not so good. Bike: Few choice words at police officer (apologies for), great biking legs, massive power PB. Run: Legs blowing into each other, best (female) course split by 4min. 5th place female pro. Well done legs. Whoop!

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Thursday
Aug232012

Cracking on with August (23.08.2012)

I have new goals in the form of 70.3 Miami at the end of October and IM Arizona in November and training is being tailored accordingly. Crack on! No time to waste, no time to faff, make the most of the time between now and then to try and ensure that I have an awesome race to round the year off!

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Tuesday
Nov292011

Non-Race-Races (29.11.11)

Nearly December. Crikey Riley. I've done a couple of non-race-races recently, first was a sportive around Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey. Well it was named the Devil's Punchbowl but it didn't actually go past any of the view points of the geological feature and so on finishing the ride I did feel slightly robbed! Next up was Bath Hilly Half marathon which was a trail run in and around Landsdown racecourse which was STUNNING in terms of the scenary and pretty brutal in terms of the gradients!

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Wednesday
Oct122011

10 Technical Corrections (19.10.11)

Firstly I need to explain that I’m a fighter. I don’t mean this in the sense of ‘not giving up’ or of the ninja variety (*see below), I mean that I look like I’m battling my way though the swim, bike and run, even though I might be doing quite an easy session or feeling quite relaxed. I look tense; I look like I’m using brute force to barge my way through the race. Although it does me ok (!) it’s not particularly efficient and my first 3 technical corrections relate to trying to “relax” more in each discipline.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

Gran Canarias Again! (01.03.11)

I’m just flying back from my second week of warm weather training. Yes, aren’t I the lucky one! It’s been a fabulous week training and weather wise, warm (22-32 degrees C) not too windy and no rain….. the municipal swimming pool has warmed up a couple of degrees and I was able to knock out 4.2km before turning blue, that’s +2.5km from Feb, happy days!

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