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Alternative training diets, important questions and other random junk

Alternative training diets, important questions and other random junk

It’s amazing how despite having a busy week you can be left with so little to blog about… Rather than remain totally silent, I’l break the nothing interesting no blog rule again. In 5 days time I catch a flight to Australia, in fact it’s now less than a week till I’ll be there. I […]


Weekend Break

Weekend Break

I fear I may be about to break one of my rules about blogging (again). If you don’t have anything interesting to blog about you shouldn’t blog at all… As the journey to Australia gets ever closer I have a lot of things on, but not much to blog. As the photo shows I spent […]


Work-life Balance

Work-life Balance

Today’s post will get no sympathy from those who actually work for a living… For a large part of my working life I very clearly fell in the work to live camp. I think it’s fair to say the scales were tipped pretty heavily in favour of life over work. Life was more specifically training […]


Better than expected

Better than expected

So the (apparently) eagerly anticipated race report… Things went a lot better than expected, but then I didn’t go into this race with any real goals or expectations. I was in fact the most relaxed I’ve been about a race in a long time. Sure the night before a little bit of pre-race nerves sneaked […]


Off to Almere

Off to Almere

Somehow I’m pretty much packed and ready to go for the ITU Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Almere. All part of the glamourous lifestyle of an athlete, I’ll get a train to Gatwick and spend a night in a Travel Inn before flying out to Amsterdam. The bike is prepared for a championship race, well […]


Dreams of Mountains

For some reason I’ve dreamt of climbing every night the past week. Mostly I’m on a tough mixed terrain ridge really testing me to my limits. In fact so testing I tend to wake up with the physical effort of clambering whilst in bed. It was amusing the first night, but 5 days on it’s […]


Mind Games

Mind Games

Fourth day as an athlete and you know I have a lot of time on my hands… Today is an easier day because knocking out 12 hours of training in 3 days after 2 weeks away (however active and strenuous that was) is taking its toll. By easier I mean somewhere around 3 hours of […]


Just One More Thing

Just One More Thing

Miscellaneous post time, I’m not going to keep up this one a day posting thing much longer. Sure I’ve got the time, but things aren’t really that interesting round here. I aim to get this post done quickly, I’m knackered thanks to my easy ride turning into a bit of a nightmare. It looked pretty […]


Life as an athlete

Life as an athlete

My first day as an athlete is done. What was it like? Pretty good actually. OK it’s just the first day and not entirely typical of things to come, but still I’m liking it more than real work! I opted for a bit of a lie in, getting up at 8am. Then first things first, […]


Back Down to Earth

I’m back home after 2 weeks of climbing and mountaineering, that’s my holiday done so I’ll be back into training from tomorrow. It’s a weird holiday in that it’s the first time I’ve come back and not had a job to return to, that’s still got to sink in. I’ve climbed more in the last […]