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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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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