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Month: November 2018

Top 10 Gifts For Cyclists

With the lead in to Christmas well on the way and Christmas decorations starting to go up (I’ve even heard my first Christmas Carol), it’s time to look at what are my picks for the ten best gifts for cyclists.

Top 10 Gifts For Swimmers

With the lead in to Christmas well on the way and Christmas decorations starting to go up (I’ve even heard my first Christmas Carol), it’s time to look at what are my picks for the ten best gifts for swimmers.

UltraHumps: Time to Buy a Lotto Ticket

Hi blog followers I’ve been reading the articles of the other blog writers with interest and can relate to: what to write, or the struggle with staying in Coach Ray’s training zones, or missing a training session and how you…

Invictus Games Summary by Nicki Fairbairn

Pre Opening Ceremony: Friday 19 October 2018 Rowing training was held at the Quay Centre and for our training session we had an honorary coach, Eric Murray, who came in to give us some tips. (I have been scratched from…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 26: Head in the clouds…

I had a message from Ray who’d obviously seen a workout and said I looked like I was walking up in the clouds.  I wasn’t sure what he meant until I saw the picture.  Haha nothing gets past him!

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Bringing the speed!

Bringing the speed! After the test week last week I’ll be honest – my legs were in bits, haha. I was elated and worried about the results I produced. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think the Brownlee brothers will…

Saturday Swim Session: 200’s on Your Target Time

200’s are such a versatile distance for open water swimmers and triathletes. They are the swimming equivalent of running 400’s. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: bmax Fartlek

This session is great to improve speed for runners. It is perfect for both runners and triathletes alike, especially athletes training for events shorter than 10km.

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