Thursday, August 30, 2012


Very tired post camping but did all three today as planned. Bizarrely, in exactly the same time as before! Very cold wind so the run seemed quite slow because my legs had frozen.

Swim 500m, Cycle 9.3miles, Run 1.7miles in 1hr 25min.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I have had 5 days of no training!! I've been at a festival in the rain and mud and was hoping to be able to train, but a combination of lack of time and tiredness meant that it just didn't happen. It was about half a mile from the tent to the office where I was working for the festival, and I seemed to spend a large amount of time walking around the festival which was spread over quite a large site. There was also a bit of dancing to the live bands most nights!!

It's getting close... 12 days to go.

So, back to training today. E cycled with me while I ran and despite still being incredibly tired, I did the best time I've ever done!!

Run 1.9miles in 21m 26s.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Camping holiday

I've been on a camping holiday for the past few days with friends, hence why no posts. We got back late afternoon to do some washing and are off again tomorrow morning for a few more days camping at a festival so there'll probably be no posts while we're away then either.

The down side to being away camping is that it's meant doing training has been really hard to do. We've eaten later than we would at home and it's getting dark much earlier too. I've tried to do something, although haven't always succeeded!! It's a shame it's getting so close to the event as it means I'll only have a week of being back in 'proper' training before the actual thing.

Sat 18/8 - Run 1.13miles in 15m57s (when I had to stop because I kept nearly getting hit by cars who couldn't see me as they came round the windy roads in the dusk!!)
Sun 19/8 - Swimming in the sea! Although I didn't do a distance or 'timed' swim, I did a reasonably decent swim made particularly hard by biggish waves and strong current!
Mon 20/8 - Erm... walking to the  beach and back, and swimming in the sea!! Oh, and walking to the toilets / washing up place throughout the day... it was 1/2km each time!
Tues 21/8 - Run 1.2miles in 15m 36s (before getting stung by stinging nettles trying to avoid the traffic!)

Weds 22 / 8 - Cycle 2.53miles in 12m 14s (I'm tired and figured it was better to have done something than nothing!).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cycling in the dark

It would appear that it's getting darker earlier, consequently the last bit of my ride tonight was in almost dark!! Oops!

Cycle 9.17miles in 41 mins.

15/8/12 The Whole Lot!

Today I did all three, around the actual route that the triathlon follows. I was utterly impressed and pleased with myself about how successful I was in doing it altogether!!! When people have asked me what time I'm going to complete the triathlon in I'd worked out that my aim was to do it in under 2 hours. Having totally thrashed this time, I appear to have set myself a rather harder target to beat!!

Swim 11m52, Cycle 48m, Run 20m - Overall time 1hr 25m!!!!

(I still seem a very long way from my sponsorship target though!)

Monday, August 13, 2012


We got back from holiday today  it I wanted to do something anyway. Having had a quick look on my phone, I decided on a cycle route which seemed shorter than my usual one. I decided that it would make more sense to go in the afternoon rather than the usual evening time as u was so tired that I'd be sleeping in the afternoon.

I was wrong about the distance!! It ended up being longer!! And I also decided that I don't want it to be sunny or windy on the actual day - both make it far too much like hard work!

Cycle 9.93 miles in 47mins.

Thursday, August 09, 2012


Running on the beach is also great because it's so soft. Ran the opposite way today up the beach. I went faster than yesterday so ended up going slightly less far!!

Run 1.72 miles in 20m 32s

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Beach run

Lovely flat run along the beach tonight. Rather a slow one though, I think I was enjoying the view too much!!

Run 1.84 miles in 23m 27s.


Wasn't really convinced about going out today but since we're not going to be near a bike for a few days I thought I ought to!

Just like a couple of days ago, because it's so wet / rainy, there were hundreds of snails and slugs on the road. I'm sure I must've cycled extra just by avoiding riding over them!

Cycle 9.17 miles in 42m.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Swim with E

I only swam 250m today, I'd like to say it was because E was waiting for me to finish swimming before she could come in, but actually she was happy chatting to the lifeguard!!

Swim 250m in 5m 46s

Sunday, August 05, 2012


Had my 'pacemaker' with me today. E rode her bike and wittered next to me. Or at least, she did until she got bored and cycled up and down the lane and stuff! Lol

Run 1.9 miles in 21m 36s (2s off my fastest!)

Saturday, August 04, 2012


Rather pleasing ride and run tonight. Had lots to write about it but computer is broken so I'm having to use phone so it takes too long to type!!

Cycle 9.17 miles in 41m (fastest time for this route), followed by 1.9 mile run in 23m 31s.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Hurumph (2/8/12)

I can't, however, seem to beat my fastest run time!!

Run 1.9miles in 22m 24s.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


Went for a physiotherapy session today and got some exercises to do to try and lessen the pain in my shoulders. Evidently it's something to do with the tendon on the end of my biceps! Then because the shoulders were feeling less painful than normal (pure co-incidence!), and the hospital is fairly near the pool, I went swimming.

It felt like a really good swim and the water felt nice and smooth. And it evidently was!! I managed my best time, by a long way (not including the one where I stopped twice!). I found a way to turn at the ends more efficiently, which I'm sure also helped.


Swim 500m in 11m 35s!!