The Great South Run and Beyond

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The Great South Run and Beyond

I have been running for a number of years now and this will be the third year in the Great South Run. I am hoping to start to increase the speed of my running as I get fitter and slimmer. My main aim with running is to enjoy it, day in day out and still be enjoying it in another 25 years time.

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Cold Dip

Well we have been up to something new over the last couple of weeks. Evening swimming in a lake and yes it is cold, 5 degrees last night. When I saw swim, I mean more like a 10 minute dip, but on a moonlit frosty night it was magical. Apart from that no...

Mini Adventure

I have no real targets at the moment, just running, swimming and cycling as and when I feel. This week had been a bit quieter due to family stuff, but tomorrow I have a small adventure planned. I am going to run a section of the South Downs Way I have n...

Still taking it easy

I have still been taking it pretty easy, with just a coule of short runs this week, a short cycle and a swim session. Climbing tonight and then a swim session in the morning and a 10K race on Sunday. I have not been running much so the race is purely fo...

Taking it Easy

I have not really been up to much for a couple of weeks . At the start of September I did a Novice Triathlon to keep a friend company and it was a lovely weekend away. Then the following Saturday I  did a Sportive with a small group of friends, again en...

I did it

It has taken me a while to get round to writing about my Middle Distance Triathlon, mainly because I could not really believe I had completed it. It is one of those situation where even though you have done something you still feel like you’re not the s...

Trust the plan

I have not written anything for ages, but that is not because I have not been training, in fact quite the opposite. I have been running, swimming and cycling a lot.   I completed a sprint distance tri a couple of weeks ago and it went really well, the ...

New shoes

It has been really busy few weeks, I am still working on my swimming, running and cycling. This weekend I bought myself a proper pair of Triathlon cycling shoes, I have been using MTB shoes all winter. The new shoes are taking a bit of getting used to. ...

Too little time

After a brilliant weekend camping and climbing in Dartmoor, this week’s training is really not happening. With the kids off school and me working  I feel that the time I have free it  is more important to  spend it with them. I just need to decide on wh...

Still on plan

I have a plan and I am now on week 3 of the build up phase, all going OK and I am enjoying it. There are no long sessions on one thing but session where there is either cycle/ run or swim/ run or swim/cycle which gives good variety, but it does mean I a...

I have a plan

I now have a training plan in place and I have completed one week. Feeling pretty pleased with myself, although it is described as base training  period, so a long way to go yet. The training plan I am using seems to put together two small session a lo...

A new target

It has all been a bit quiet here, the snow was enough to put me off swimming and cycling, but I did get out for a couple of runs. Me and the dog headed out for a run in the woods with a bit of snow on the ground and it was lovely.  With the snow I had ...

Kids are keeping me busy

I was feeling a bit under the weather last week, maybe just worn out as the kids have been keeping me busy. Last Saturday I went indoor climbing with my daughter , then again on Sunday with my son. Then led the running group on Monday night. Climbing a...

Sundays Race

I had a brilliant race on Sunday, a group of us all went together so we had a good chat in the car. Then met up with more people from the club at the bag drop and had a chat some more. Then off to the start and I really enjoyed the race. I have been doi...

A busy start to the year

Happy New Year. I have been quite busy over the festive period with three sea swims with my daughter, a Park Run with my son and a couple of bike rides. I am trying to keep cycling through the winter this year, which I have never done before. Previously...

A Small Success

A good week last week. Since September I have been trying to swim twice a week, run twice a week and cycle twice a week, well this is the first week I have managed it. All small distances but all six session completed. Mon and Wednesday  - 5K runs Fri...

Plodding on

I have not blogged for three weeks now, mainly because I have just been doing the same each week, two 5K runs, 2 swim session and trying to get out on my bike once a week. As my ankle has not been 100% since I sprained it in June and I decided last wee...

Keeping at it

Last weekend I ran at Park Run, a steady run chatting to friends. I did have to walk twice, but only very short amounts up a hill . This is the first time I have tried 5K since I injured my ankle and it felt fine afterwards. My daughter and I are still...

Mixing it up wth the kids

This week has been varied again. I went to running club on Monday with my daughter and we did some intervals between lampposts, then Tuesday I had a riding lesson, Wednesday was  a different running group with my son and we did intervals again. Then Thu...