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The Egg Unboxed

Lots of training; Easter weekend, FrEd-style; and the most ridiculously awesome Easter egg ever Part 1: the obligatory but hopefully at least mildly amusing training-related bit It’s now almost three months since I was released back into the wild from the care … Continue reading

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Out of the ashes

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Rehab didn’t go as smoothly as planned, with pain continuing in my right hip for weeks after the operation, and for reasons best known to itself, my brain decided to fixate on … Continue reading

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Don’t get me wet and don’t feed me after midnight

A couple of weeks ago I followed a routine I’m coming to know rather well: roll out of bed hideously early; follow a carefully prepared list of instructions, including a detailed nutrition plan and timings; go to body marking; hang … Continue reading

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A better way forward for pro Ironman racing

A recent article on the future of professional Ironman racing has proposed, in all seriousness, a system whereby the disparity between the number of men’s and women’s pro slots at Kona is increased. “The pro fields would begin at 60 … Continue reading

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Monster Mojo 2014

“Lost your mojo?! Come find it again with us!” the event website promised.  Exactly what the doctor ordered – stinging from a disappointing first race of the season at IM South Africa, I’d stumbled across the Mojo while looking for … Continue reading

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Ironman South Africa, 6 April 2014

The coach of my first Henley-winning rowing crew said to us during the lead-up to the race, “You have to be good enough that you can have a bad day on race day and still win.” For me that thought … Continue reading

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Not a race report

I’d always planned to write up my first race of 2014, with Wokingham Half being an early introduction to my season designed to remind me of pre-race nerves and hopefully post a good time to prove to myself that all … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise…

After starting my 2014 campaign with a couple of months of back-to-back turbo sessions and comedy running outfits… …I welcomed the opportunity to leave the UK for a couple of weeks and practise some other aspects of training.  Sea swimming, … Continue reading

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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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