or is it just all just hype? I was invited to come back and train with the powerBIKE™ twice more before my cycling efforts in the TW Team Relay to find out more.The Verdict?After two increasingly intense training sessions with Lars, I built up to eight
.However, what lies behind this bragging is the hard fact that I took weekly swimming lessons for ten years and yet was never picked for any sort of competitive team. I may look beautiful in the water, but I am SLOW. A manatee rather than a shark, if you will
Time to work out a training schedule. The triathlon is now 8 weeks away. That's more than enough time to give me a fighting chance of running a sub 20-minute 5K. I'm booked into the Standard Chartered Great City Race, which takes place 4 weeks into the schedule. This'll give m...
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...
in the next blog...Just as my legs are getting strengthened in the buildup to our relay, so is my confidence as a bona-fide cyclist in London. I'm getting used to the roads and my lightweight Genesis Equilbrium 10. I've also booked a free Cycle Confident
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
can only dream of at TW Towers.The 25m Speedo practice pool was empty except me, the Speedo PR and photographer... and world-class coach Ben Titley. Having not swum very far or very fast for some time I was beyond nervous. How clumsy and slow would I
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 can get there. That's not an...
, 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
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...
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