Happy New Year!

It really has been a long while since I updated this blog, looking back it was the end of November since my last update. At the end of November I had just finished a block of training so I took an easy week and did some swim testing over 100m, 400m and 15 minutes to get some data to use to work out what paces I should be hitting when doing certain intervals in the pool. I managed to swim…

The Start of Winter Training

I’ve finally got settled out here in Spain now and have started my preparations for the 2013 season, I started training properly on the 1st November. I’ll tell you one thing I’ve found it’s amazing how much harder training feels after a break compared to just before you’re A race. I’m sure I’m not the only one though who’s finding it tough but you have just got to man up and get on with it. Plus at least being out…

This season has certainly had it’s ups and downs starting off in March where in my first race of the season I had an absolute nightmare when the day before the race my bike decided to break and I had to ride with only two gears the 54/11 or 42/11 before borrowing a spectators bike and finishing the bike off. Then in April I felt like I was getting into some good form but disaster hit again and I had…

Challenge Barcelona Ironman

This race wasn’t exactly planned but I think in a way that was a good thing as it didn’t give me time to over think it or even worry about the race as I was only officially entered the Monday before it, so as soon as I got that confirmed it was just a case of making sure I sorted my accommodation and flights out, it also meant that as it was so close that any training wasn’t going to…