Let’s be honest, training this time of year is always hard. When your alarm goes off and it’s still dark (and wet) outside, the last thing you want to do is get out of your warm cosy bed and go out into the cold. Evening sessions aren’t any easier. It’s dark by 4pm and the … Continue reading How To Stay Motivated Throughout The Winter
I have some triathlete friends who never seem to stop training or competing in races of some sort. While I admire their persistence, I know that I can’t do that. To avoid carrying the tiredness of one season into the next, I need a good few weeks off to give my body time to recover … Continue reading The Benefits Of Having An Off Season
I wrapped up this 2019 triathlon season with the ITU World Championships in Lausanne. I competed under the British flag (as a 20-24 Age Grouper) in the sprint distance race – and what a way to end the year! A Hilly But Enjoyable Race If you watch the Grand Final on the television, you’ll have … Continue reading Competing For GB At The Lausanne World Triathlon Championships
As some of you may know if you read my blog about The Greater Manchester Swim, I took part in my first ever open water swim back in May. Well, I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for another Uswim event. On the 6th of July, I completed the 1.5km distance at the … Continue reading Open Water Swimming Take Two: MediaCityUK Swim Challenge
My first sprint distance triathlon race of the season was a couple of weeks ago in Cardiff. You can check out this blog to see how I prepped for the event. For now though, here's a race debrief. Race Day Prep My race started at 8:20, so I only had weetabix to eat that morning. … Continue reading Cardiff Triathlon: A Qualification And New 5km PB
From having all your equipment race-ready and checking out the course, to fuelling right and getting enough sleep, here are some of my best tips for preparing for triathlon race day.
My first triathlon of the season will be Cardiff on the 23rd of June (eek!), but as I build up to the event, I thought it would be a good idea to do a few other competitions to get race ready. Swimming being my favourite event, I entered The Greater Manchester Swim and decided to … Continue reading The Greater Manchester Swim: Open Water, Frozen Toes And A Gold Medal
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