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Ride To A Picnic – Just a Perfect Day

So my Decadent In-laws are here to stay and it’s the school holidays. Normally I’d do my long ride on a Sunday, but we’d hatched a plan for a picnic on Holy Island – the family would drive, and I’d

Posted in Ashington, Bike to Work, Cullercoats, Cycle, Family, IronMan?, Nutrition, Photographs, Video, Weather, Whitley Bay, Wind

Gaaah! Look At My Weight!

I thought I’d been being good. But apparently not – the beer I drank during recovery week didn’t make up for the vast quantities of food I wasn’t eating. When I got on the scales this morning, my weight was

Posted in IronMan?, Nutrition, Run

Consett – it’s not a contest

Rest week seems to have done me the power of good. Despite a Saturday night of foolishness at a local hostelry, I did my long ride on Sunday morning. Not too early, but I did it – 54 miles up

Posted in Bike Culture, Cycle, Friends, IronMan?

Good Friday – Tough Ride

As I was heading off to a party in That London for the weekend, I did my long ride on Friday. The plan was actually to do a Monster Brick session – 70 miles on the bike, and 8-10 miles

Posted in Brick, Cycle, IronMan?

Exhausting Wind!

What with the change in the clocks and generally being pretty tired, I didn’t set off at the crack of dawn for this one. If I had, I might have had some of the day left by the time I

Posted in Cycle, IronMan?, Wind

Ironman France Bike Simulation Route

Sundays. I’m not sure if I love ’em or hate ’em. These long bike rides are getting sillier, and will continue to do so over the next 10 weeks, till I hit my peak training distance of 100 miles (plus

Posted in Cycle, Hill Repeats, IronMan?

You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!

There’s this strange thing with coaches who don’t specialise in working with multi-sport athletes. They assume that we have all the time in the world, and that life isn’t a constant battle against the schedule, and that their particular sport

Posted in Ashington, IronMan?, Swim, Triathlon
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