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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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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