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Being stronger

About four months ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to lift weights – proper, big weights. I’ve been training twice – three times per week since then, and I’m loving it. When I tell people, I get one … Continue reading

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On lessons learned

Training for this triathlon has taught me a number of things about myself – primarily, that I’m crap at blogging – but also about what I can do when I set my mind to it. Here’s an example: when I … Continue reading

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Holy crap, everything hurts

Guess that means I need to do a lot more work 😉 Aiming to get my training plan sorted by the end of today – watch this space.

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VLT Training Day

So, today I attended the Virgin London Triathlon Training Day – and survived. Victory is mine! I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I was a bit concerned that the coaches would be pushing us to go harder, faster… which … Continue reading

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In which I shed the last remnants of shame

I went running for the first time in my trisuit tonight.  Got a few funny looks.  Hardly surprising – it’s an incredibly thin (but absolutely opaque) and doesn’t hide much, and it’s not what normal people run in. I feel … Continue reading

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Update (on the hoof)

Sorry for the absence – much going on.  In short, I’ve had a couple of quite big exams and started a new job in the last three weeks, plus there were a few days abroad and I have two more … Continue reading

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Ramping it up

Apparently, people are reading this blog. *waves* That means I have to do it.  I have to do the triathlon. Shit. Other news: tried a slightly different tactic with my running tonight – running at higher speeds, then lower speeds, … Continue reading

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