Tag Archives: "Triathlon"

What to eat on race day?

You’ve done the training. All your kit is packed and ready to go. But have you thought about your race day nutrition? This past weekend I attended Mallorca 70.3 – one of the biggest half Ironman events in the world. Over pizza and pasta at dinner the n …

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Overtraining

Many athletes feel like they aren’t doing enough training. Triathletes in particular tend to constantly try and squeeze in another session to gain that extra training benefit. There’s a fine balance between overreaching and overtraining. One pushes you …

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Ironman Wales 2016

“There’s Ironman. There’s Ironman Kona. Then there’s Ironman Wales. Not to scare you. It’s just fact.” This is what we were informed during our race briefing in the lead up to Ironman Wales. Over the past 11 months I have been training to complete my b …

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Long Course Weekend 2016

Earlier this month I visited the seaside town of Tenby to participate in the 6th Long Course Weekend. Long Course Weekend covers the three distances of an Ironman triathlon over the course of 3 days. There’s the 3.8km swim on Friday, a 180km bike ride …

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Grafman middle distance triathlon

Grafman middle distance triathlon was the first triathlon on my calendar for 2016 in the lead up to Ironman Wales in September. It didn’t quite go to plan (does it ever?!), but I still managed to make a 13 minute PB off last years Rubicon which I was h …

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A week at Idlebreaks training camp in Malaga

I recently travelled to Spain with a few Mersey Tri triathletes for a week at Idlebreaks training camp, exploring the surrounding mountains, lakes and stunning olive groves.   Based in Villanueva del Rosario, a village on the outskirts of Malaga, Idleb …

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