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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Run This Year

Part two of our event series for 2020, running. If you missed the swim events post you can take a look here. These blog posts are to encourage new runners to get their trainers on or experienced runners to take their running to the next level. Wherever you are starting from or whatever your goal, there are communities and events that you can join! Couch to 5km   This nine-week programme from the NHS takes you from the sofa (couch sounds…

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Enter a Swim Event in 2020

This post is one of a three-part series of posts on events for 2020. Below is a list of open water swim events that you could take part in, with a mix of distances depending on how far you want to go. Great Swim – The Great Swim is a series of events sponsored by John West who pride themselves on being a challenging and safe series of events whatever your age or ability and have been running for over…

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Environmentally Friendly Energy Gels & Protein Shakes

I have been trying to find some plastic free or at least more environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the amount of plastic products I use when training especially out on my bike. The first product I found was a protein shake for post exercise recovery. I usually buy a large container of High5 vanilla and banana but that’s a large plastic container. I love the taste of it and although I buy it in bulk I thought that I could…

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