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Mike’s Middle Distance Magic

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…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: another week gone!

These weeks are flying by!  It only seems like yesterday I was writing last week’s article, which got me thinking that I best get the races booked for 2019.  After all it will soon be Christmas! Before I started training…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: The Early Bird Catches The Worm!

I’m abit late writing this weeks blog, sorry Ray it doesn’t give you much time to edit my spelling mistakes! Haha. The main reason I’m writing this article Saturday morning is the last 5 or more weeks I just haven’t…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Family First!

I’ve been juggling an awful lot this week.  My daughter Ava is 4 and doing more training than me. I am writing this the day of her dance show and she has been rehearsing her socks off for 4 hours…

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…

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