Author Archives: RennyRambles

About RennyRambles

Running, rambling, cycling, swimming and scrambling to my heart's content. Happiest on a trail, with some jelly babies in my pocket.

Training for a half ironman

The saying goes “write about what you know”, so, having completed a 20 week training programme for a middle distance (half Ironman) triathlon, I’m comfortable telling you about it. Before you roll your eyes, I promise it will not be a … Continue reading

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My first wild water swim

With just over six weeks to my half ironman race, the fear has started to set in. Not so much about the whole half-iron thing, more the swimming in the open water thing. Sure, I’ve been hitting the pool pretty hard the … Continue reading

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A good time for a 10k race?

What is a good time for a for a 10k road race? How fast should I be for my age category/weight/height/gender? If you are asking this question, expect a lot of opinions and lots of factors. But I reckon there’s only one factor. … Continue reading

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Halfway to half ironman

I’m now past the halfway point in my training schedule, and am just about to finish the 12th week of a total of 20 weeks training. Every fourth week is a recovery week with minimum efforts across the three disciplines … Continue reading

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A beginner’s guide to wetsuits for Triathlon

If you found this page from a web search, then you are probably on the brink of, or have just taken, the plunge into open water swimming. I did exactly the same thing after signing myself up for a Triathlon and … Continue reading

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Best foot forward and all that

My training schedule was looking nigh impossible. Six days-worth of training to cram into four, due to a work-related trip to a Hebridean island which wouldn’t allow for any swimming or cycling. After numerous attempts to re-arrange swims and bike rides, there was … Continue reading

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