Archive for the 'Training' Category

Back in Boulder!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I was in Boulder during April/early May and then whilst the greater portion of the long distance triathlete population were here enjoying the wonerful Coloradian summer, I was back home in, well, sunny Scotland. And now with most folk leaving for warmer climes as winter fast approaches here in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains … […]

A mountain excursion

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

On Saturday I rolled out at early o clock with my Trek/K-Swiss team mate Joe Gambles for what would be our last long ride before the up coming Ironman 70.3 World Championships. We went up high towards the mountains and into the thin(ner) air. It was only my 3rd ride up there, as opposed to […]

A trip to Las Vegas

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Sometimes things just seem to work out … but if someone had told me even just two months ago that I would be able to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas early next month, I would have suggested they were having a (not very amusing) laugh. Little did I know. After my racing […]

The week been and gone

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Nearly 3 weeks of Boulder Time have passed me by already; time really does fly. That means that this weekend I am racing again; right here in town for the Boulder 70.3. So the past 7/8 days have been a mix of solid training (i still need to get fit; there ain’t no hiding from […]

Boulder biking

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

I have been in Boulder for nearly two weeks already; time to to get over the jet lag; time to get used to the slightly, lets say, elevated temperatures but mostly … time to get used to that little issue of altitude. I’ll write more about settling in soon, but for now I will stick to the […]

Kona Diary – Day 1

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Kona! The Big Island – I am HERE … it all seems a little strange and bizarre but finally (after another 6hr flight from California yesterday) I have arrived. I am here with Julie Dibens, as I have mentioned already. She and I have a cool ‘condo’ to live in, right on the edge of […]

New Sneaks. Final few Days.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

It’s always nice to have some new bits of gear, and since I started to race for the new team I’ve been sent exciting parcels from California on a regular basis. On that note I got a email from Ben over at K-Swiss a couple days back to let me know the new ‘team shoes’ are ready for action […]

The Long Run

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I know this appears to be a recurring theme (my apologising for a lack of blog entries!) but here I am doing it again. I honestly can’t believe how quickly the past 3 weeks have flown by since heading down to Wimbleball, but flown by they certainly have. However, I have been getting back into a good […]

Back to the template

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I’ve had a few days of time off plus a few more days easing back into training and as such Wimbleball has drifted off into the distant past already. It was a fun w/e but I’m now all set with looking forward to the next race on the horizon – the UK Ironman – and that means all systems go with training. […]

Where has the week gone?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I’m not sure on this, but it seems only yesterday I was stressing about delay-edness in Florida. It wasn’t however, it was over a week ago. Time really does fly when you are having fun, although the cold tends to dull it oh so slightly … I did however have a wry smile on reading […]

A week in the Aguilas sunshine

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

I’m back! – Home AND writing something on my wesbite …. apologies for such a time lag in the updates. No excuses, but I just got home this morning to the, ahem shall we say, not so sunny Shire. However, it is not bothering me, as we just had 8 cracking days of sunshine back in my old […]

Motivation needed? Not now

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Last week when I had a wander around Lance’s bike shop here in Austin, Mellow Johnny’s, I took the below picture of this even more famous picture. I have it framed on my wall at home in fact. I see it every morning when I wake up for swimming. – Sometimes it doesn’t work I am […]

Aguilas out

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

A slightly shorter than initially planned trip – 9 days as opposed to 12, but it’s still been a great little block of training in the sun down here in Spain. It’s been 2 full years since I trained here, and back then it was pretty much the only place I coulf get to for […]

Aguilas day 3

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

For lack of anything better to add, here is a picture of the coast as I rode today. I sneakily avoided the Spanish downpour that pelted down from 12-2pm (siesta time anyway) and got out once the roads dried …. it doesn’t work like that in Scotland, I’ll tell you that for free!

Last ride at home ….

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

. . . . for a while at least. The sun was out (I even worked up a sweat), there was good company – Cat and Gav  – and the views were stunning enough to remind us that, when the weather is good – although I will admit another few degrees C wouldn’t have gon a […]

A month in St Moritz

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Contact has been sparse I admit, but the internet has been hard to come by I promise. I can confirm that I am still alive and kicking in St Moritz and have been doing my best to get into some decent shape. – I think I have managed over the past month and so I […]

St Moritz; week 1

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The rarefied air of the Swiss-Italian Alps has been my home for the past week. St Moritz is a tiny little Swiss town, village even, very close to the Italian border. (What it lacks for in size it more than makes up for in relative wealth!!) It is at anything between 1775m and 1900m, depending […]

Transitioning times

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

We went mountain biking at the w/e at the excellent Glentress down past Peebles. We have had Mari staying this week – returning the favour in some small way for all the weeks I have stayed with her and her family in Stellenbosch, and we saw this cool VW camper. – There is a Life […]

It’s a deep burn

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Perhaps rather unimaginatively I have attempted to cobble together two seperate (and quite frankly unrelated) topics in order to avoid having a post title along the lines of ‘Photo’s for Norwell – Part II’….

Costa Del El Shire

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Dunnung Glen and Gleneagles loop. – 83k, 2hrs 45mins. It happens a lot less often than I would like, but every now and then I find myself saying “who needs warm weather training in far flung places all over the place when it can be like this in Stirling?”. Today (and the past few days) has been awesome…. I even […]