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 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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London Triathlon – Race Report & Review

Yesterday I took part in the London Triathlon for my 3rd time. The London Triathlon was the first triathlon I ever participated in back in 2011 where I took part in the Sprint distance on the Saturday. One of the best things about the London Tri is that there are loads of beginners so if it’s your first one you’re in good company. Distances: Super Sprint (400m, 10km, 2.5km), Sprint (750m, 20km, 5km), Olympic (1500m, 40km, 10km) and Olympic Plus…

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Saddle Sore in Females

I really wanted to name this post My Poor Vagina but I went for a more U rated title. A couple of weekends ago I did an 80km bike ride, I felt uncomfortable during the ride but when I got home and looked down there let’s just say it looked a bit swollen, especially on one side! In all fairness the ride was longer than the rides I have been doing recently which of course has been a factor in…

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