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Entries in Nutrition (9)

Tuesday
Jul312018

IM France (24.07.18)

Ironman France was something of a bucket-list race for me. The course has changed since the original 1982 Nice Triathlon (won 10x by Mark Allen) but originally the event was THE race in the calendar alongside Kona in terms of stature and prestige. Races like Nice exist and continue over the years because of the passion that people have for the sport and I wanted to experience the event for myself.

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Tuesday
Mar122013

Out of the Rookie Ranks? (13.03.13)

How long do you think that you stay a rookie for? Or a rookie pro for that matter? I did my first IM in Germany in 2010, and now I have an 'almighty' 5 (yes, five) full long distance Ironman races and 4x 70.3 distances under my elasticated number belt.

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Thursday
Oct112012

Training in Antequera - Spain (12.10.12)

What an epic week it's been. Eight days (it was a long week!) of swimming, cycling and running in Antequera - Spain. Throw in some toasty temperatures, a large dose of hills, and stunning scenary, and we have ourselves some very solid training under the belt. The week was mainly biking (~26h), with some maintenance and strength runs on trail (just short of 80km), and technical swim sessions to balance it out...

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Monday
Jun182012

Race #3: 70.3 UK (18.06.12)

I can start by saying that I think the reputation of 70.3 as a tough course is justified. Had the race been on Saturday when it was hoofing it down with rain and the wind was gusting - it would have been even tougher! But we were lucky, the clouds blew away, the wind dropped and the sun even came out for a little while. So we all had to head to Exmoor prepared for anything, just your typical British weather and racing conditions - unpredictable!

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Thursday
Feb232012

February Happenings (23.02.12)

Here we are, pancake day has been and gone and we are fast (sorry, no pun intended) heading for Easter. For me, January and February have been all about consistent training and solid sessions. This was all going wonderfully well until the weekend just gone, where we'd lined up to run a cheeky half marathon.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Nutrition in Training - Long Runs (27.11.11)

In the last 6 months or so I've started working with a nutritionist. First off with respect to my race day fueling, followed by an evaluation of some of the vitamin and minerals that I was already supplementing with; looking at whether they were necessary and if so, how and when it was best to take them. Most recently we have had a discussion on the effects of training without carbohydrate fueling. The purpose of which is to promote a more efficient mobilisation of stored fats into the energy system to be as a source of fuel by the muscles.

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Monday
Jul252011

Antwerp Race Report (25.07.11)

A rather factual and number crunching race report with some reflections thrown in for good measure. Photos to follow.

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Sunday
Mar202011

Racing the winter steed at Dambuster Duathlon (19.03.11)

This weekend (19.03.11) I travelled up to Leicestershire to do the Dambuster Duathlon, a 10k (actually 9.7km) Run - 42k Bike - 5k Run around Rutland Water. I finished the race in 2:06:18, 1st place female overall. Woo-Hoo! Having had a bit of a mechanical set back with my Cervelo last week, I'd removed the lights and mudguard from my winter training bike and clipped on some aero bars. To win on it just added a sprinkling of sugar to the day!

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