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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Bandits on the Loose

A couple of weeks ago I went to a shoe trial for the Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 at an independent running shop called Running Works in Aldgate. I had 1 never worn anything by the brand Under Armour, 2 never been to the Running Works shope before and 3 hadn’t run with Midnight Runners before who were hosting the run part. Therefore lots of new things for a Thursday in the Capital. The run shop itself had a good selection of clothes and…

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Run It

I’m not going to bore you with my love hate relationship with running once again but I will let you know about the running events I’m taking part in to help build that relationship up again and ways in which you can try and find running more enjoyable. My top tips for running: Mix it up – If you like to just run then try out different routes but perhaps don’t get lost, you could end up running much further…

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The Iron Lady

On Sunday 28th August, location Zell am See, Austria, I participated in my first Ironman70.3 and I was terrified. Let me explain my journey to and throughout this IM703. Now for anyone that’s not sure the 70.3 consists of 1.9km of swimming, 90km of cycling with 1,288m of climbing in this race and 21km of running. This race isn’t to be taken lightly and yet in some ways I did. I really tried to stick to a consistent and realistic training plan…

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Fuel your Fire

Squirrel Sisters –  Cacoa Orange £2.49 This brand was in fact founded by two sisters who wanted to create a fun but healthy form of snacking. I think in terms of taste they have it spot on, this bar was delicious and I could eat a whole box of them. The packaging in terms of cycling however was a little bit trickier. The wrapper itself was easy to rip with my teeth but once inside I couldn’t just push the food out…

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