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Turkey, training and …turkey – 28th December 2011

Christmas has been spent training as usual although my diet has gone off the rails but all within limits. A bit more alcohol than usual and more chocolate and few more products with a high fat contents. Training has concentrated around running more as pool open times have altered and cycling results in a lot…

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Training – 17th December 2011

No major report this week as training has carried on as usual. Swimming on a Friday night with the Eckington Masters is going well and it is fast and hard work but is just what I need. I am the slowest in the group which I accept but also strive to do better on each…

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Duathlon – 11th December 2011

I took part in one of our club duathlons on Sunday just gone and it was amazing to be back with the crowd of likeminded ‘mad’ people swimming in the Westfield Pool and then running round the local Rother Valley park in nothing but lycra. It was cold and it was raining and everybody else…

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Flipper good Fun – 29th November 2011

Following advice from my swim coach I purchased some training fins for our sessions. Putting them on using them was an amazing feeling as for the first time since my accident almost 10 years ago I was able to propel myself through the water by means of kicking my legs. It wasn’t very fast and…

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A Night of Awards – 14th November 2011

Recovery from the Evil Duathlon has been hard work as I’ve been shattered but training has continued including my second session on the WATT bike where carried out a 6 second test, a 10 second test and a 3 minute test. The results will help as a bench mark for my progress on the bike…

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An Evil Challenge to Finish the year – 6th November 2011

Well, initial recovery from the 10 10 10 (10K) and then back into training including swimming as my shoulder injury is (dare I say it) beginning not to ‘niggle’ as much. The boring physio will continue though until complete recovery. Meeting held with Jonathon Riall the BTF Programme Manager to discuss my goals and targets…

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Holiday happiness and fun – 30th October 2011

Holiday week this week so I managed to get a few bike rides done in daylight hours which will soon be difficult task with Winter approaching. Sunday I took part in the Sheffield 10 10 10 which is a 10K race with woodlands tracks mixed with pathways which makes a fast, fun and technical event.…

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Meetings and more meetings – 23rd October 2011

This week I met up with my Swim coach where we talked about plans for my technique performance and action plan for goals. We watched various videos of professional swimmers compared with my…unprofessional swimming technique which gave me vision! I had a physio session http://www.cityphysio-sheffield.com/ where progress on my shoulder injury still hasn’t fulfilled and…

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Plans and meetings – 15th October 2011

I met up with my Triathlon Coach Bob Pringle http://www.bptri.co.uk/about and we discussed future coaching from January onwards working towards the European Championships and then the World Championships in October. We talked about bench marking and organising coaching with BTF coaching plans. Throughout the week I drew up plans for my goals and plans for…

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September 2011

ITU London World Championships Race report September 2011 Nerves were high but preparation was good and a heavy rain shower just before the start cooled us all down not to our delight. The swim set off and my British Competitor James Smith was level with me and try as I did to pull away from…

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