Tag Archives: Running

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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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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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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A year of ups, downs, thrills and spills

2015 was quite a topsy turvy year. First the downs. Let’s get them out the way. We had to put our cat of 21 years down, and I still feel guilty for making that terrible trip with her to the vet. My diet … Continue reading

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Wheely tough mudder

With the worsening weather, and my hiking buddy working unsociable hours (unsociable for weekend hiking, anyway), there just haven’t been many outdoor adventures for me to blog about. As the weather in October worsened, my hiking and cycling adventures dwindled to … Continue reading

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