It’s summertime, and that can mean only one thing – the Pirate Ship of Fools (PSOF) is soon to set sail for its annual team challenge. This year, our forum triathlon contingent is heading to Switzerland on July 12, where Pirates old and new
in August (750m at the Hyde Park Triathlon Relay with the rest of Team TW, then 1500m at the Marlow Swim)- Two 10Ks in July- An autumn half-marathon (I am dithering between Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham - advice appreciated!)- The epic Cyprus International
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...
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....
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. First of all there was the ten-m...
events like marathons and triathlons.Why do I need to carb-load? Your body can only store enough glycogen (energy) to sustain 90 minutes of exercise. After this point, without sufficient extra fuelling you're in danger of running out of energy
train for Lands End to John O'Groats? Don't forget you can tap the collective knowledge of more than 500,000 runners in our forums too - you'll find plenty of experienced ultra runners with advice to impart in the Triathlon / Ultra / Adventure
how many times you want to reach your peak. If you're training for one big event – like an Ironman triathlon – the whole year could be one macrocycle. But if you're a 10K devotee, you might want to prepare to peak a couple of times throughout the year
ideas to help you fulfil your 2010 potential... Make it a milestoneWhether it's your very first race, the decision to tackle fells, a marathon, an ultra or a triathlon, make 2010 a year to remember by challenging yourself to completing a huge milestone
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