Monthly Archives: June 2013

Everything you wanted to know about open water swimming (but were afraid to ask)

If you are participating in a triathlon soon, or indeed you just enjoy swimming but are a bit fed up of the pools near you, there is a lot to be said for heading down to a lake for some outdoor swimming. As well as taking a bit of practice to feel comfortable, it can […]

Juneathon day 29: last of the hopeless days!

Words like “write-off” spring to mind when I think about today; with Mrs H out from 6:40AM until 10:30PM, and a not-yet-housetrained Sam the Cockapoo around, there hasn’t been a good deal of chance to get out for some decent Juneathon-ing! So, again, all I’ve managed is a token 1:40 plank to keep my record […]

Juneathon day 28: overtaken

Not much to say – ended up working until 1:30am, so managed a 1:35 plank before diving into bed, to be woken up 30 minutes later by our 5yo! The 29th is going to be a struggle too since Mrs H is away all day at a wedding, and it might be tricky to find […]

Juneathon day 27: the best made plans…

Some days just don’t go as you plan. Today, for instance, I was hoping to go for a run or at least a swim; in the end all I managed was a plank and some foam rolling. Oh well, such is life! In other news, Sam appears to be finally showing encouraging signs of starting […]

Juneathon day 26: uppers (circuits) and downers (yoga)

The mood this afternoon has been managed most effectively through exercise! My 6pm circuits with Wild Training was a great lift – metaphorically and practically. We are still on TABATA, mixing ropes, kettle bells and running (plus mountain climbers … ouch). It is very challenging, but is definitely helping my fitness. After an hour of […]

Juneathon day 25: lunchtime run round Rickmansworth Aquadrome

This lunchtime, I had an overwhelming urge to go for a run. Rather cunningly, I had some running kit I’d left in the office for just this sort of situation, so I changed and headed off for a run down the canal and round Rickmansworth Aquadrome. I always enjoy this route; there are usually plenty […]

Juneathon day 24: full-on evening of circuits, running and yoga

I hadn’t expected today to work out quite like this! The original plan had been just the usual Monday “piano run” while the kids had piano lessons. However, Mrs H had two excellent surprises in store. Firstly, it turned out that she wasn’t going to be able to do her circuit class booking for Wild […]

Juneathon day 23: sneaky last-minute run

That was close! Just managed to get a 4-mile run in, finishing just before midnight (I’m typing this post as I do a cool-down walk back home). It has been a lovely clear evening, with a nearly full moon lighting my way most of the time. Although there was not one but two organised runs […]

Juneathon day 22: Denham Lake swim

Our new cockapoo puppy is keeping us rather busy at the moment – as do most 7-week-old dogs, I imagine – so I will keep this brief! This morning me and my friend Karen (who is also signed up for the Stowe Sprint Triathlon) headed down to Denham Lake for a swim. It was again […]

Juneathon day 21: pairs PT – man cave session, hardest yet

I don’t know when we first started referring to our pairs PT sessions as going into the “man cave”, but the name has certainly stuck. I received a suitable placard for Fathers Day; at this morning’s weekly PT session, we hung it on the door of the gym room, just in case anyone wasn’t clear […]

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