Sunday, September 23, 2018

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When it comes to weighing-up my triathlon strengths and weaknesses, invariably swimming tends to get dismissed as “ah, I’m OK, I really need to focus on the run and the bike”.  And it’s a logic that I stand by to a certain degree.  After all, whichever distance of triathlon you’re competing in, the swim is not only the shortest of the respective distances, it’s also usually done and dusted the quickest.  I think it’s true to say that, most of the time, a triathlon is not won (okay, it could be lost) in the water.

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I’ve been a bit crap at keeping my blog up to date lately. I guess during the winter many of us go into a kind of hibernation regime. Not hibernation from training, or indeed planning, but hibernation in terms of just getting on with base training – building volume, improving aerobic efficiency and (hopefully) staying injury free!

 

And I guess that kinda sums up my late December and January so far.  With the exception of getting to run 16x 400m reps shoulder to shoulder with a multiple Ironman world champion, there haven’t been any stand out sessions of late.  No ‘epic’ rides, no ‘smash fests’ or deeply dark experiences in the ‘pain cave’ – just lots of (again, hopefully!) sensible base training.  Sorry if that sounds boring, but that's kinda been my world for the last 4-5 weeks.

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Looking back on 2013, it’s hard not to be a little disappointed. I really feel like I’ve struggled to make good progress this year. Thankfully I haven’t lost too much, despite turning 40 (and therefore making me officially an old git!), but in triathlon you have to be making progress even just to maintain your normal position.

 

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‘Tis the season to spoil the triathlete in your life.  The trouble is, triathlon isn’t a cheap sport and most of the stuff we lust after costs hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds!  But fear not, you can still bring a smile to your triathlete’s face on Christmas morning with my personally-selected range of triathlon stocking fillers!  Each one costs less than £50.

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I seem to recall closing out my last-but-one blog piece with a comment about looking forward to getting over a bout of man flu, setting my race plan for 2014 and enjoying a solid start to my winter training.  Hmm, well that didn’t quite work!

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