Tag Archives: swimming

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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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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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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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

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