Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Well, I can report that having promised to lay off exercise for 24 hours from Tuesday, I made good on my commitment.  And then some.  I finally did my first light session this morning, just an hour on the turbo, but sufficient to prove that a) I am on the mend and b) this cold really did knock me for six (apologies to American readers for this very English expression!).

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I recently conducted a Twitter poll which seemed to confirm a widely-held view that as triathletes, we consider our worst discipline to be swimming (for the record, I chose running, but then unlike many triathletes, I don’t come from a running background).

Of the 78 people that responded to my survey, 51% chose swimming as their weakest of the triathlon sports, compared to 24% for running and 22% for cycling (well done to the 3% who declared themselves ‘superb at all three’!).  But why is it that triathletes struggle with swimming?

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So as I write, I'm sat in the Sofitel hotel at Heathrow Terminal 5, just having finished a pre-flight business meeting and waiting to go upstairs to check-in for my journey to San Francisco.  But rather than being excited about the trip ahead, I find myself more frustrated that the last two weeks have seen a serious drop-off in training volume.

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So, last time out I wrote about getting myself a coach for the first time and having to learn to trust in that relationship. I also wrote about my introduction to the concept of winter base training. Well, one month in and I'd have to say things are showing signs of promise.

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At the end of my first full season of Triathlon, I'm the first to admit that my training over the last 14 months or so has lacked any real scientific or programmatic basis. Put (perhaps a little over) simply, I mainly concentrated on doing either a) what seemed to feel right, b) what I felt needed the most attention or c) fitting in with other people's training plans (hey, at least they had a 'plan'!). And given that I came to Triathlon without any proven track record in swimming, cycling or running, this 'seat of the pants' approach to training hasn't been all that bad, with some reasonably good performances recorded in 2010.

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