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Juneathon ’18 day 3 – Blenheim Triathlon

My friend Sarah and I did a sprint triathlon at Blenheim today, with some family and friends there to support us. Sitting here now in the cool writing this post, the main word in my mind is “hot”. It was absolutely scorching! I haven’t checked the detailed timings yet, but the text message from the […]

Juneathon ’18 day 2 – tapering

Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Sunday is my triathlon at Blenheim, and I thought it would be daft to try to do too much. So instead I’ve been rushing around getting ready, managing about 10K steps. I did, however, have a quick outing on the bike: my 10yo was DESPERATE to have a […]

Juneathon ’18 day 1 – walk and swim

Gosh, is it June already? Wow, in that case – let’s DO THIS! Day 1 of Juneathon: tick. I had the day off work, and we had a family outing into London before the kids go back to school. My FitBit claims I’ve taken about 18,000 steps (just over 8 miles), and that sounds about […]

Janathon ’16 day 31: game over!

Last day, woo hoo! Janathon has actually been very helpful for me this year. I’ve really enjoyed following a number of my fellow Janathoners’ blogs through the month, and have also done better on the exercise front than I would otherwise have done, of that I’m sure. In addition, though, it has kicked off the […]

Juneathon day 14: Windsor triathlon

The big day arrived! After a hideously early start (setting off at 5:15), and heavy triathlon traffic at the other end, we were there and ready to go. Time was a bit short, so it wasn’t all that long before Karen was jumping in the Thames to get the ball rolling. Once she had set […]

Juneathon day 13: “tapering”

With the Windsor Triathlon tomorrow, I didn’t want to do much today, to give my body some rest. So apart from marching around a lot, it’s been pretty quiet. We went to register in Windsor and check out the lie of the land, which was useful. Now, though: time for bed, as we are leaving […]

Juneathon day 12: attacking the hill fort

Friday is pairs PT day, which conveniently ticked off my Juneathon requirements by 8:05 this morning, featuring some pretty comprehensive arm work, mainly. After that, I hared it back to our place and got changed, then we took the kids to school and went over to … Danesfield House, local spa venue as featured in […]

Juneathon day 10: run and yoga, not necessarily in that order

This coming Sunday, some friends and I are participating in the Windsor Triathlon, in particular the Olympic distance relay. I’m down for the 10K run at the end, but my training hasn’t been going especially well: it is in only 4 days, and I haven’t actually run 10K in really quite some months! So today […]

Janathon day 12: evening outdoor exercise class

Another full-on day, but luckily I managed to keep my Janathon streak going with a place at tonight’s Wild Training in Amersham. This week is the first in the so-called “complex phase”, which makes extensive use of elasticated bands to focus on particular muscles. The main moves were: 1) Hold the handles by your shoulders, […]

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 […]

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