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Mike Catton

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Success week and posture analysis!

I’m currently doing a sports massage course and I’m learning a lot about muscles, joints, posture etc. The course tutors are brilliant and their knowledge is unreal! I’ve never really paid that much attention to the way I swim/bike/run and I’ve took more notice in the results, paces speed etc.

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Is It Test Week Already!

Its been a bit up and down this week! After spotting at the weekend Ray had put a couple of test sessions in I was like, “wow really” as I’ve been doing a lot of base building sessions in zone 2, so was a bit apprehensive how I’d do on these sessions. Well I had a mixed bag but I’m looking at the positives!

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Not everything goes to plan!

This week has been a bit hit and miss.  I suppose every week is as an age group triathlete. Unfortunately we do this sport as a hobby, not as an income, so sometimes things just happen!

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Winter Miles!

I had a bit of a “lightbulb” moment yesterday! I’ve been training for many years now and have heard the saying “winter miles, summer smiles” and I think I’ve even had a blog post titled it in the past! But…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: 12 Weeks to Tri!

The tri season is upon us here in the UK and it’s at this time of year that everyone is picking their 2019 events. I’ve had mine sorted for a while now and wanted to finalise these, book them and…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Race Report!

What a week it’s been!  Sunday was race day and my first stand alone half marathon in over 4 years. I’m pretty pleased with how it went.  It has shown me that the hard work and long runs over the…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Race shoes at the ready!

The first race of 2019 is upon me!  My famous saying on this blog is “time is flying” and it is no exception now! I’m really excited about 2019 and really keen to get the first race under my belt….

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: It’s 2019!

It’s that time of year when we all make them New Year resolutions! Well I’m no exception! I feel I’m really going to improve in 2019 and feel better for it. Over the last 12 weeks I’ve really seen some…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: It’s Christmas!

Christmas Week Training hasn’t gone to plan this week. With three excited kids and all the Christmas planning I’ve been absolutely shattered. This week is test week, I know. I don’t know how as it only feels like last week…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: The Highs & The Lows!

The week started with a good chat with Ray, planning the week ahead and looking at what needs to be done. I’m noticing more and more each week I don’t actually have “key” sessions anymore. They are all key in…