Training Report: Week of 2nd January to 8th January 2017

Recovery week this week means reduction in volume with endurance and technique workouts only. Swimming Less inspiring swim this week, forced to use the Peterborough Regional Pool.  1400m at an attempted 2:15 100m intervals. Could manage 400m at a time before requiring a break. Definitely a long way to go with my swim before May. … Continue reading Training Report: Week of 2nd January to 8th January 2017

Training Report: Week of 26th December to 1st January 2017

This week has again all been about balance with a short notice visit from my Australian family, wedding anniversary plans and New Year’s it’s been a week of managing my energy levels. Very pleased to have only not completed one planned session having spent 3 days in London. Swimming This week’s swimming was amazing. My … Continue reading Training Report: Week of 26th December to 1st January 2017

Training Report: Week of 19th – 25th December 2016

Christmas week and the great balancing act of family and training.  Finishing work for the holidays, two  family lunches and Christmas day to fit in planning training was interesting this week.  Managed to do all bar one session this week, so I am very pleased with that.  Overall was feeling stronger again this week and … Continue reading Training Report: Week of 19th – 25th December 2016

Garmin Edge 1000: An In-Depth Review

I’ve been using my Garmin Edge 1000 since August 2015 for Training, Racing, Commuting and collecting data for every ride I’ve done since then.  In the 15 months I’ve had the device I can say that I am fully versed in the nuances of this Garmin and hope this review will offer you a good … Continue reading Garmin Edge 1000: An In-Depth Review

Base Training Part 1: What, Why, and How does it make me Faster?

So it’s November, the nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder, to the racing cyclists this means only one thing, time to start that Base training block. To many Base training is the period over the winter involving long slow miles with friends, warming coffee stops and less breathing through ones arse … Continue reading Base Training Part 1: What, Why, and How does it make me Faster?

My First Triathlon: Part 2

On April 21st 2013 I completed by first ever triathlon at the East Coast Triathlon in Gt. Yarmouth Norfolk. If you have read by blog before you will know that I had set myself the goal of beating the winning time in the 19-24yr age group from the previous year. I set my self a … Continue reading My First Triathlon: Part 2