Tag Archives: cycling

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

Posted in Outdoor adventure, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Training | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The challenging Bealach Mor Sportive

As a recreational cyclist, occasional hill walker, and unconvincing triathlete, I consider it my right to leave my training and organisation for an event to the very last minute. So it was no surprise that just days before cycling the … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoor adventure | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramble on!

It’s been a while since my last post so here is some proof of life. In the true spirit of my blog, there has been blood and there have been badges. But mostly, there’s been a lot of fun. So here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoor adventure | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strava struck

I LOVE Strava. Of all the apps I have on my phone, it’s the only one which I would lose sleep over if it disappeared. Once you have Strava downloaded to your iPhone or Android device, all you have to do … Continue reading

Posted in Training | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Saddles and sausages

There’s a sound my bike makes that I can’t get enough of. It’s kind of like the sound of sausages frying lightly in a pan. Not those cheap watery bangers that spit all over the place, but the sticky fat … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoor adventure | Tagged | Leave a comment