The one I didn’t think I’d have to write… Post Ironman Blues

So after all the anticipation, nerves, elation, fatigue, exhaustion, happiness and shock of completing your A race in a time you could only dream of there is, inevitably, an element of ‘post-race blues’ that start to sink in once things start to return to normal.  I’m not going to lie, this has been a pretty…

Ironman Frankfurt 2017… Didn’t See That Coming!

As I write this we are cruising down the Autobahn on our way back to Blighty after a pretty incredible few days in Germany. I’m still in absolute shock after what happened yesterday, but we’ll get to that in a bit… So my alarm went off at a horrendously early 3:45am, I slowly came round…

It’s the final countdown… 

So after a busy weekend filled with house stuff, I was pretty tired on Sunday evening. Moving house is hard work, even with removals help!!  My alarm went off bright and early on Monday morning at 5:00 (yes I thought moving 10 mins away from work would stop this silliness too) as I’d decided I…

A Big Week… Perfect Timing?!

So Monday started the way I’ve begun to really enjoy, an early alarm and a blast on the bike. 22 miles in the morning sunshine done before 7 am = pretty perfect in my eyes!  Tuesday saw another early start, this one took the record… 4:55am alarm! Out on the bike again, this time with…

Almost nearly not quite pretty much taper time… 

Monday morning I went against the plan and headed to the lido for a swim… I’ll admit the early get up wasn’t actually that much of a challenge, and the swim itself was pretty lush. It felt great to stretch my achy muscles with a gentle swim and it was a gorgeous morning too! The…

What a week… only 4 to go!

Well here we are, another Monday, another blog post, and another Starbucks skinny latte treat 😊 recovering after a very heavy week last week, and feeling ready to taper soon now! Last week started with a swim on Monday morning, an easy freestyled set with a main set of 5 x 400s to get 3km…

An Easier Week!

As I write this I’m sitting in Starbucks, post swim, having a latte and a few minutes peace and quiet after a busy weekend working at Blenheim Palace Triathlon, and before what I know is going to be a pretty manic few days at work!  Last week was a slightly lighter week of training after…

Six Weeks to go… 

The week started with a rest day again, although this time I was still on a high from Sunday’s race 😊 I worked from home, which even meant I got a lie in! And after work headed into London to meet one of my best friends from uni, Lisa for dinner and a catch up….

Swashbuckler 70.3 2017

Sunday morning started bright and early, well not so bright as my alarm went off at 4am so it was still pretty dark! After hitting snooze and wondering why I was awake so early before hopping out of bed to get all my kit sorted before trying to force down some breakfast with Liam. The…

Taper week… tired tired tired!

So the week started as it has recently with a rest day, this time though I felt I really needed it! I was absolutely exhausted from the weekend, and felt absolutely drained. Work was a bit of a struggle! Monday came and went fairly uneventfully… oh apart from we had our first Hello Fresh delivery…

8 Weeks to Go… 

My week started with a rest day this week… I always hate rest days, but I know how important they are to let the body recover, repair and build to allow training to take effect. I also know how exhausted I get if I skip them! So rest I did, the most strenuous thing I…

9 Weeks to Go…

Here we are, 9 weeks out from Ironman Frankfurt and only 2 weeks away from my first tri of the season- Swashbuckler half IM in the New Forest, one I raced well at last year (5:04, 4th lady!)… After having a week off last week on holiday post London Marathon, and having been ill the…