A small post today to represent how the little things make a difference. The small thing I’m going to talk about is listening to music, especially when running. For me I need that push when I run. I need that fast beat to concentrate on, to get me through. I have heard that trying to sing when running helps your lungs/diaphragm but I’m not sure about running along the streets whilst singing my heart out. Although it would probably make…

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Sunday afternoon and what else is there to do but book yourself and your partner a place on the Ironman 70.3 in Austria over your birthday weekend? This is not a decision I have taken lightly. Ever since I took part in my first sprint triathlon it has been the big goal to accomplish the IRONMAN distance. I have always said to myself that I would complete an Ironman by my 30th year. At present I seem to be on track…

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When I’m not doing a long and hopefully non stop swim I’m practicing my technique and working on getting that little bit faster. I have 6 go to techniques which I will try and explain as well as I can without pictures. I’m not sure what would happen if I tried to film myself doing these! I do all the arm related ones with a pull buoy. However I do struggle with a pull buoy on occasion because my bum…

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The night before a race I gather up my triathlon kit like a little ritual to ensure I have all the essentials. Now depending on whether you are a beginner or pro there will be some differences (mainly in £££) but the bare essentials will be the same. I have split this triathlon check list into 4 parts; swim, bike, run & transition area. I have indicated which ones are essential with a ✓ . I have substituted various items as I…

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I have very mixed feelings about running. I first started running whilst I was at university. I started because it was a free way to keep fit and easily accessible. I would never time my runs or keep track of the distance, I just ran. I feel like that may have been a simpler time. When I took part in my first triathlon my running fell by the waste side. I hadn’t done much cycling since I was younger and…

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