Winter training

Looking back over my training journal, I’ve been saying that I need to make a training plan for about 2 months. Between the triathlon club and the bike club, there are loads of training sessions that I could attend; plus my weekly Pilates class; plus I was toying with the idea of joining the localContinue reading “Winter training”

Definitely Not Last

Yesterday I did the Aviemore Triathlon (the Short Fast Durty, because it was described as non-technical and I am not very good at technical mountain biking!). I entered it ages ago and more or less forgot about it (indeed, I forgot to book accommodation until fairly recently, which meant that we ended up in NethyContinue reading “Definitely Not Last”

Not dead but sort of last

Yesterday I did something that I hadn’t done before in over 10 years of races of various sorts. I failed to finish a race. I’ve been a DNS (Did Not Start) before, for various reasons, but when it comes to starting a race I have always pushed through and finished. I ran the Edinburgh marathonContinue reading “Not dead but sort of last”

Everything but the kitchen sink

On Sunday I am racing at the Castle Howard Triathlon. I am doing the half iron distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half-marathon run). Today I plan to start packing my kit for the race. Triathlon is a sport that involves a lot of kit. I went back to my roots this yearContinue reading “Everything but the kitchen sink”