Suffering in the Rain…… Rocks!

I’m no fair weather rider!   After my previous post about learning to love your indoor trainer, I chose to brave the shit weather the other day… I had a feeling it was going be a shit day and I wasn’t wrong.. Luckily the weather was only marginally shit when I went out. Late in the day it was freezing and the rain bucketed down. I’m told there was snow in the hills out of the city!

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Learn to Love Your Mag Trainer

Love it or hate it, the Indoor Bike Trainer is an essential piece of kit for any Athlete Around Life. I most definitely have a love-hate relationship with my Mag Trainer…

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Self High-Fives and Mud Socks

Got through a moderate paced bike/run brick workout this morning. The weather was shite. Took a while to get comfortable on my TT-bike. Running off the bike is a work in progress… Glad I got it done.   There’s something to be said for building multiple sources of motivation.. I don’t think I would have got out of bed to train today, if I didn’t feel I had to write a blog post about my slackness as a result

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Re-learning Run Pace Awareness

An early run this morning, 1km efforts on an undulating course. Solid set. Legs reminded me for the rest of the day that I’d run (shut up legs!). My back was pretty unhappy… I was reminded today of one of the skills important and useful for Ironman run training. Pace awareness. I had one of my first training sessions that was structured about run pace. The speed I was targeting isn’t relevant (and my un-fitness level makes it a little embarrassing) but I really noticed how out of touch I was with how fast I was running at any given moment

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Overweight, under trained, short on time and feeling old…. A starting point…

You need to start somewhere… and I’m somewhere… I guess in a way when the only way is up, the journey ahead could be described as appealing… It also seems like a damn steep uphill to climb…   I’ve chosen this little corner of the world wide web to share my progress and keep those who give a shit updated…  

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