Tag: Training

Dorney Lake is a great place to swim….no current, straight, clean/fresh water, shallow – you can just about see the bottom. This swim event was perfect timing – the bank holiday weekend was described as the BIG WEEKEND :- Saturday 180km bike Sunday 25km run Monday 5km swim On Friday a race email came out recommending an easy weekend being well rested for the swim! The weather was pants but if it’s going to be pants it might as well…

Thank you to Rona & Steve for creating this video – a great momento of the trip and training with my race buddy Dave ‘Notso’ Bright!

Not very long ago it was 13 weeks to go…now it’s 9 weeks, with a 2 week taper that is only 7 weeks hard training left, good thing or bad thing? It’s a good thing, there is only so long that this level of training, and this level of focus, can be maintained, I’m doing everything that my coach @ Tri-Topia populates into the Training Peaks software, this week was a step up in the mid week volumes with Tuesday…

First Race of the 2014 season after a long hard winter of training. It will sound weird but despite all the training it was with some trepidation that I came to Mercedes World in Weybridge at the Brooklands Race Track, was I really fit enough, could I break the 2 hour mark, etc etc. My thoughts were to take the first half easy….see how I felt at half way and then if I had the legs go for the 2…

We’re exactly 3 months, 90 days, 13 weeks to go…. Where am I at? Swimming – lots of work since Lanzarote, and a big swim week this week, speed and endurance has really improved quickly with the extra effort and sessions. I’ve not yet done 3800 metres but to 2500 metres I’m certainly strong….more pool time and as the weather improves wet suit swimming and we’ll be ready. Bike – Lanzarote made a huge difference to my confidence, nearly broke…

20th – 27th February – Week 7/8 of 24 Weeks – until Race Day – 22 June Thursday: Travelling + Evening sea swim 1 km Friday: Run 10.69 km + 71 km Bike + 3.5 km run off bike Saturday: Swim 2 km + 73 km Bike + 3.5 km run off bike Sunday: 17 km Trail running + 37 km bike Monday: 1.5 km swim + 37 km bike + 47 km bike Tuesday: 1.5 km swim + 13 km Trail…

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