Race Debrief – Cotswold Classic

On Sunday 2nd August I took part in the Cotswold Classic a middle distance triathlon, which was the first triathlon event to take place since Covid-19. It had been touch and go whether the event would take place based on regulations but the commitment by the 113 Events team meant that they could provide an excellent race. Pre-race day our start times had been set alphabetically by surname which was the fairest way to organise. The race briefing was also…

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Training in Heart Rate Zones

In my previous post, I mentioned training in a different way to keep you motivated and heart rate was one of those examples. There are plenty of different terms when talking about heart rate and how you can calculate your heart rate zones. Aerobic means “with oxygen” this type of exercise stimulates the heart and breathing rate so that it can be sustained throughout your whole session. This is why for the Ironman we are expected to do the majority…

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Training Motivation Tips

Here are some tips on how to stay motivated for training, whether you have an event that you’re unsure if it will go ahead or no events at all. I am currently training for Ironman Barcelona with no idea whether the event will happen but I am trying out different things to keep myself motivated. Focus on a different goal whilst training. For the ironman we are training in heart rate zones and time rather than pace. This is different…

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Ironman Training

This week marks the first official week of our Ironman training plan with 10ironwomen. The plan is split into 3 phases with 10 weeks in each phase. We were all recommended Be Iron Fit authored by Don Fink and Melanie Fink. The book is a super easy read and makes the Ironman distance feel possible. It describes the phases below and their top tips on how to train for an Ironman. Two of the most noticeable differences between this plan…

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Ride Out There

This is the 3rd installment for events in 2020 that you could sign up to. This week’s post is all about cycling events whatever your distance. If you missed the previous posts you can take a look at the swim or run using the links. Sportives are a fantastic way to get on your bike and ride on the open roads. Sportives are advertised as non-competitive rides so usually no aero bars are allowed. Despite usually being on open rather…

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