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 pain...
I started training for my 750m swim leg with a dangerous level of confidence. I had weekly swimming lessons throughout my childhood, topped off with lifesaving training (mostly swimming around in pyjamas staging elaborate 'rescues' of my clubmates). The legacy of this is that I h...
When we decided to take on a relay triathlon, I was full of beans for a new challenge - that is until we drew straws and I heard my discipline, cycling.It's fair to say that I've never been a cycling enthusiast. A few too many close shaves
Triathlon (sprint distance) will be a chance to record an official 5K time with a truly clean run (no excuses)!It'll also be my first triathlon. OK, it is a relay. So I won't have to endure a completely new discipline like most newcomers, and I
On the day that top British triathlete Helen Jenkins secured her London 2012 qualification slot with an inspiring win in the Dextro Energy Triathlon London, another team got ready to take on the Hyde Park course: The TW Relay Team.As the watch hands
The ITU Dextro Energy Hyde Park Triathlon crept up on me. No sooner had I started training than I found myself in the grand stand at Hyde Park watching Helen Jenkins romp home to victory, a few hours before the relay teams would set off.This was my
their mutinous cries during the final session. As a tool for triathlon training the powerBIKE™ offers some advantages, but obviously it has its limitations. For long-distance cycling, few things can prepare you as well as hours on the saddle. Shorter, more
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
When an email pinged into my inbox from Gatorade, inviting me to train with elite GB cyclists at the Manchester Velodrome and do a (gross-sounding) 'sweat test', it took seconds for me to say yes.And so last Monday evening I left London for a much sunnier Manchester. After a good...
In one of many perks of my job, I was recently lucky enough to be offered private coaching with GB swim coach Ben Titley at Speedo HQ. Speedo UK's inner sanctum is tucked away in a quiet London suburb, and comes complete with swimming facilities we can only dream of at TW Towers....
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