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Winter Training

Winter Training

Sooooo….. This was supposed to have been published around Christmas to talk about the first half of my winter training but, in true Steve fashion, that did not go to plan. I had put a weekly plan together and all was going well till I changed jobs in mid...
Shropshire Middle Distance Triathlon

Shropshire Middle Distance Triathlon

This took place on September 16th 2018 in the quaint village of Ellesmere in Shropshire. It consisted of a 1.2 mile swim in the lake, a 50 mile bike ride taking in parts of Wales as well as England and a 13.1 mile run based around the lake itself. When I booked onto...
Warning….. Tapering Triathlete

Warning….. Tapering Triathlete

As the title suggests, that is what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks. Following on from my last post about the Summer I thought I’d throw another one in about what is probably the most difficult stage of any training for a big event, the final...
Ironman 70.3 Training

Ironman 70.3 Training

OK…… Looking at my history, it’s been a while since I last posted here, very nearly a year and what a year it has been. I’ve been training for an Ironman 70.3 triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run) so it’s been a...
Leeds Triathlon September 2017

Leeds Triathlon September 2017

This event took place in Roundhay Park in Leeds in early September. It was my first event with an open water swim section and the aim of this post is to give you an insight into my build up to it and my thoughts prior to and during the event. Having completed the...
The Six Pack Revolution

The Six Pack Revolution

This was a 90 day programme to lower body fat, gain lean muscle and develop a “six pack” in the abdominal region. I joined this wave to support my partner on her journey and to put myself well out of my comfort zone with both my nutrition and training. The...
Wilmslow Triathlon, Second Time Around

Wilmslow Triathlon, Second Time Around

This event took place on May 14th 2017. I had entered the same event the previous year and had wanted to compete in it for a second time to see if I had improved. The event took place in the leafy Cheshire suburb of Wilmslow and consisted of a 400m pool swim, 26km...
Oulton Park Spring Duathlon

Oulton Park Spring Duathlon

I had entered this event, which took place in early March 2017, in the preceding January thinking that it would be a nice run out on a Spring Sunday morning and a good warm up for the Wilmslow Triathlon in May, I should have known better…. A duathlon consists of...

Triathlon Training

The aim of this post is to give you an insight into my training and mindset to compete in my first triathlon in May 2016. I was looking for a project to keep me in shape over the winter and to help me focus on my fitness. I will be 50 later on this year and wanted a...