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TW Relay Team: James's Run Blog #6

By James Barnard on
04 August 2011 at 09:20
in Triathlon
In his penultimate post, James has a fitness assessment to see if he has what it takes to run a sub 20-minute 5K.

With one week left until my running leg of the Hyde Park Triathlon, I visited Bupa's London branch for a fitness assessment. The aim? To find out if I've got the potential to run a sub 20-minute 5K at my current level of fitness and if not, then how I ... 

TW Relay Team: Alice's Swim Blog #5

By Alice Palmer on in Triathlon
In which I discover that swimming in a wetsuit is a rather different beast.

The lovely people at Speedo were kind enough to give me a wetsuit for my moment of swimming glory. It is a thing of beauty - it even has fin bits on the arms and pleasing stretches of gold neoprene. But swimming in it took a bit of getting used to. ... 

TW Relay Team: James's Run Blog #5

By James Barnard on in Triathlon

Tired of runners giving you excuses and disclaimers about why they've missed their target time or haven't broken a PB? Stop reading now. I recently ran the Standard Chartered Great City Race. This 5K race was supposed to be my practice event, to give me a good indication of ...  ... 

TW Relay Team: Dominique's Bike Blog #5

By on in Triathlon
Even thunder, lightning and rain won't stop an over-distance training session...

I write this latest instalment after tucking into the largest plate of carbohydrates I've devoured since half-marathon training. If there was any more food in my cupboard I could easily keep going, like a pasta-crazed version of the Honey Monster. Why such an appetite surge? Well, today I decided to do ... 

TW Relay Team: Alice's Swim Blog #4

By on in Triathlon
Sometimes, the pool can feel just as cut-throat as the roughest open water swim.

Not an awful lot to report on the swimming front - I'm putting in the lengths, trying to count them without losing track (which seems to be much more difficult than it should) and trying to make those constant little improvements to my efficiency in the water. I swim in two ... 

TW Relay Team: James's Run Blog #4

By James Barnard on in Triathlon
Back into full swing, TW's James tries a 5K at race pace, with disappointing results...

Post chest infection, everything is back on track this week. Despite the rain, training is back in full flow and there are now about seven of us in the office attending a weekly sprints session on Tuesdays. Even though I did go a bit white towards the end of the ... 

TW Relay Team: Dominique's Bike Blog #4

By Dominique Brady on in Triathlon
My cycling enthusiasm reaches a new peak with the arrival of a special delivery...

The cycling gods via Genesis Bikes have answered my prayers. This week I took delivery of my new and frankly beautiful Genesis Equilibrium 10. The Equilibrum 10 was Genesis' top-of-the-range road bike in 2010. This great all-rounder proves steel still has plenty to offer and it offers some great ...  Continue ... 

TW Relay Team: Alice's Swim Blog #3

By Alice Palmer on in Triathlon
Have schedule, will train. Ideally an unnecessarily overcomplicated, colour-coded schedule.

I love training schedules - not so much dragging myself out of bed and doing the training, but the schedule itself. Deliberating over which RW plan to use. Putting it into a calendar template. Fiddling about with it in Excel. Lovingly picking out the colour-coding (does purple say 'tempo run' ... 

TW Relay Team: James's Run Blog #3

By James Barnard on in Triathlon
Confidence is low this week as 'man flu' scuppers James's training.

Well this week was almost a complete write-off. After catching a debilitating strain of man flu, I've been bed-ridden and missed work for three days straight. I diligently followed the 'neck rule'; any ailment that affects you below the neck (chesty coughs, injuries, stomach pains) means no training.Continue reading

TW Relay Team: Dominique's Bike Blog #3

By Dominique Brady on in Triathlon
Triathletesworld.co.uk Editorial Assistant Dominique Brady goes for a check up

In the last week or two, one question has dogged me: to cycle, or not to cycle? Before this new challenge, I thought of myself as a runner. I qualify this statement as I'm neither a club runner nor a speed demon and the PBs that I'm proud of would some ... 

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