Daily Archives: 08/03/2016


We all get caught in doing things the same way and assuming our way is best out of habit. This week I had a reminder of this from watching my 10 year old son empty a dishwasher! It is something he rarely does but I happened to be sitting watching […]

A VALUABLE LESSON


Well that hurt!  ………and for about 4 days……….and that is just the short one The weather had decided to turn the day before and it was driving wind and run as we arrived at Bowhill Estate near Selkirk. I went to register and asked where the changing area was.  With […]

BOWHILL DUATHLON (SHORT) DONE


As a triathlete I of course like new kit and trying different things.  I had decided this year I would invest in a new wetsuit and move away from my entry level one I have used previously. Being in the UK there are a couple of established brands I had […]

MY NEW ROKA WETSUIT



On Saturday I did my first cross country race.  It was the Edinburgh Uni Braids 10km. I knew when I entered I would be no where near the front but it was a good opportunity to push a bit harder in a training run. As most of the field were […]

WHEN IT DOESN’T GO TO PLAN!


For most of us we hate the thought of testing. In a sporting context it can be even worse, not only may I do badly but it’s probably going to hurt doing it.  The thing is without it you don’t know how your training is progressing. If you can get […]

SOME BENCHMARKING DONE


It is well documented the benefits of some off road work during the winter though I have never done it, mainly because I don’t (think I) like it. Whilst looking for some motivation I came across the Bowhill Duathlon series.  It progresses from a 20min bike + 20m run to 40min […]

TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT




It’s now time to get back into some focused training which means putting a plan in place. Before writing a plan you need to work out what time is available to you….don’t guess. When do I have to work/school/etc.  For me I theoretically work 9-5.  Reality is due to my […]

PLANNING THE PLAN


I took part in the Eyemouth Sprint triathlon last week as an end of season race.  It is one I enjoy doing as the course is quite tough, though is nice and scenic in the harbour location. I am not ” race fit” in that I haven’t been doing any […]

REVIEWING PERFORMANCES



Unfortunately as much as I hate to admit I am getting old and weaker.  There is plenty of information and advice to be found online that after 40 age starts to take its toll on your muscles. Last year I still knew this and did nothing about it.  Whilst I […]

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