This is another race that I've done before, but not for a little while (not since 2008). It makes sense to do this one if at all possible, it's pretty much local, and it's a good and well organised race. I also knew that there would be a lot of Wakefield Tri members competing and that it would be nice to be there wearing the kit and being part of it all. Which is pretty much how it turned out to be.Read More »
This race is a multi terrain half marathon, a race that I've done a couple of times before, but not for quite some time. In fact, I was surprised by how it was since I'd raced there. The 2nd and last, until now, had been in 2006! It's a hard race for me as running off road is not generally something that I do. So, it was with some trepidation that I approached this event. However, partly that was due to the overarching marathon training, as once again I was planning to run home to make up enough miles overall.Read More »
I know this is very early in the season for a triathlon, but after the run of warm weather we've been having, it looked like being a pleasant experience in many ways. I'd done this race before and so felt more comfortable going into it that I would a new race. It's also a very handy race, being very near to where Daniel's Mum lives. This enabled us to tie going down for the race in with visiting both friends an family, a lovely way to spend the weekend.Read More »
Having tackled this race a few times before, I found myself really looking forward to my first racing outing of the year. Especially once it became apparent that the weather was going to be reasonably kind to us. I was quite nervous, but that was partly due to the fact that I intended to add running home afterwards to the mix - in order to make it long enough to fit in with my marathon training schedule. I needed to do 18 miles and reckoned that running home at the end would get me there.Read More »
This year is an important one for us as a family. Below is a brief explanation as to why.
Daniel, the kids and I are planning to use 2012 to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Daniel's Dad.
Daniel is taking on a big challenge. He intends to complete his first ever triathlon, the Derby Triathlon, on the 16th of September. A race which Barry has competed in before. It will be a very emotional day for all concerned. However, first he needs to learn to swim!Read More »
The last two years have been big years for me and proved to me that I'm capable of more than I thought. In 2010 I did my first ever marathon, managed to stick to the training and actually to enjoy the race. However, where this fell down was when I tried to switch back to triathlon later on in the year, I'd only really been training to run and I didn't cope well with adding the rest of it back in. I got worn out and demotivated and it didn't really happen. It was a non-season triathlon-wise.Read More »
I have been training, it's just been very busy and there hasn't been time left to talk about it as well as doing it. Today, however, not so much. I'm off work feeling sorry for myself and have spent the day glued to the sofa. Hopefully it'll sort me out and I'll be raring to go again tomorrow. Sounds like a good plan.Read More »
Today I managed to get my training done despite minor levels of chaos. I have been up since half three this morning as Ryan was prodigiously sick all over his bedroom - lovely. I spent two hours sorting that out and figured I may as well just get on with my day, and the several extra loads of washing engendered by the aforementioned event - yuk! So it was with some pleasure that I climbed onto my training bike, a welcome respite from the beginning of the day.Read More »
It's a funny thing, but when I make out a training schedule, I regularly think that I've put the sessions in the only places they will really fit in the week. Then, when it comes to it and things don't quite go to plan, I find I can shuffle things around all over the place. This week has been a lot like that, with a fair amount of shuffling and re-jigging to get things to fit. However, somehow or another I have succeeded in doing so. Family stuff, work stuff, general home stuff and the training have somehow all been shoehorned into the available waking hours!Read More »