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Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: It’s Kitchen Sink Time! Arghh

I’ve left writing this blog till lunch time Friday, mainly as this week has been a bit of a washout so far! I missed my long run Monday, did flexibility Tuesday, missed my swim Wednesday. So what to write about!…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Tri Season Is Approaching Fast!

It’s March, which means in the UK we are one month away from the start of the tri season. This winter training block has really gone quick and it’s crazy to think that winter training is coming to an end!

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!

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: 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…

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…

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