I can't quite believe I'm writing this but there's only one day to go until our sprint relay challenge, the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series London.We have printed off the event details, my outfit is planned and I have persuaded
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
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
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...
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
good thing. It's made me appreciate cycling more and tearing down trails has become as enjoyable as a long run.I've even started swimming again and my thoughts have already turned to a solo triathlon after our team relay. Mind you, hand me a race entry
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,...
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....
, to give me a good indication of how I'll fare when I do the running leg of Team TW's relay triathlon in Hyde Park (in two weeks' time). But on completion, fighting the urge to be sick, absolutely spent and looking as white as a sheet, I was a full 2
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