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Mike’s Middle Distance Magic

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…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Its Test Week!

Test week Success Well test week is upon me! It’s been six weeks since I started training with Ray and in all honestly it has flown. This week I’ve had the same 3 tests Ray gave me on the first…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Busy Week

It has been a pretty busy week, which has flown by! I’ll start where I left off from last Friday with the pull in my neck. It did ease off slightly for the weekend and was fine to run on…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: From Here to There

Another week has gone by! Since I started writing these blogs the weeks are flying by! I have mixed feelings about training this week. So far it has gone great, positive swim session, and a really great bike hill session…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: From Here to There

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun Another weeks training and things are going great. I feel I am improving in all disciplines and finally getting somewhere with training! I’ll be honest at the start of training with Ray I thought…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: From Here to There

Another weeks training complete and I’m still buzzing! What a week it’s been! Following on from last week’s post about missing sessions I think I’ve put in my best weeks training to date. I’m over the moon with how it’s…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Don’t Dwell on the Red!

Anybody that is a user of Training Peaks will understand this – briefly red is a failed session, amber is partly completed and green is a fully achieved session. Well I’ve quite often dwelled on missed sessions and never really…

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