Monthly Archives: December 2013

Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it? Low-carb lunacy, Nov 2013

I have had many an enjoyable rant over the past months and years concerning the idiocy of food exclusion diets in general and the low-carb fad in particular.  So why did I even contemplate giving this a go? Looking back … Continue reading

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Women’s cycling jersey inadequacy rage, Oct 2013

There follows what I am sure will be the first of many rants.  I do love a good rant… this particular example was induced by the simple act of trying to buy some new kit AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH WHY FOR THE LOVE … Continue reading

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Kona Part 3: after the race

We were very lucky to have both scraped together enough time away from work to stay in Hawaii for an extra week after the race.  The first couple of days were spent recovering: we were both exhausted. Two days after … Continue reading

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Kona Part 2: a humbling day out

Despite the gaps in my preparation, I was still reasonably confident that I could pull off a respectable race.  I’d trained hard all year and I’d won my age group by more than 15 minutes to qualify, so surely I … Continue reading

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Kona baby! Part 1: How not to prepare for World Championships

Having qualified against all odds at IMUK, I didn’t have long to pick myself back up before Kona.  As well as a perfectly-timed and remarkably persistent chest infection, I’d had a niggling stress response in my foot ever since Bolton … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Vegas, 8 Sep 2013

Having qualified for Vegas to great excitement a full year earlier, by the time the race rolled round it had become an almost unwelcome distraction from preparing for Kona.  I was exhausted after a long season and was trying to … Continue reading

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Ironman UK race report, 4 Aug 2013

This was rapidly rebadged as my A race of the 2013 season following a nightmare race in Texas back in May.  I was desperate to see how fast I could go and whether I could get my hands on the … Continue reading

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