Jan 2015

So January 2015 is pretty much over now, so here’s a little review. Numbers: Jan 2014: I spent 5 hours training – a total of 73 miles.* Jan 2015: I spent 14 hours training – a total of 160 miles.* It’s nice to see that I doubled my training this January compared to last year. *These numbers don’t include pool swims, spin sessions at the gym or indoor runs though. Toys: Garmin Fenix 2: My Read more…

2015 Goals

So I need some goals for 2015 to keep me motivated and something to work towards. I’d also like to look back at this at the end of the year and see which goals I’ve achieved. I’m going to break this into two sections I think, Goals and Races, for now here are my goals: Sub 1 hour 30 half marathon (current 1:37) Complete a full marathon Comfortably swim 4KM Complete Ironman Barcelona 20minute 5KM Read more…

2014 in review

Strava story: http://2014story.strava.com/video/3519329 So 2014 is the year my triathlon journey started really, I feel I achieved some awesome things in the year. First half marathon A sub 1:40 half marathon Two sprint tri’s One olympic triathlon. I will add more later, honest.

First Olympic Triathlon

Soon enough there will run out of firsts for me – but whilst there hasn’t, I’ll keep on posting them. This weekend saw me compete in two firsts for me. My first Olympic/Standard distance race, which also happened to be my first Open Water Swim race. My target time: Anything under 3 hours. Race time: 2:39:58 (h:mm:ss) Swim: 28:18 T1: 2:05 Cycle 1:20:50 T2: 1:11 Run: 47:34 In all, I’m pretty happy with the result Read more…

First Sprint – Royal Wootton Bassett

So yesterday I attended and completed my first triathlon. RESULTS HERE I competed in the Royal Wootton Bassett Sprint Tri which is only down the road from where I live. It was excellent – I had set myself a target time of 01:30:00 (1 hour, 30 minutes) – this was based on good calculations of these target times: Swim: 8 minutes (400m) T1: 2 minutes Bike: 45 minutes (20km) T2: 2 minutes Run: 30minutes (5km) So Read more…

April 2014 – A month of firsts

So April was an interesting month for me. I did a few new things which should all help towards my goal of doing and hopefully competing in triathlons. Purchased first tri-suit Purchased first set of tri clip in bike shoes Got my gait measured – purchased new running trainers Purchased my wet suit First Open Water Swim (OWS)! Aimed to do 500miles in one month – fell short at around 430 miles Ran around London Read more…