Month: March 2012

Bike, Other, Run, Swim, Training

Heart Rate 101

Image from www.runnersworld.co.uk At www.runnersworld.co.uk they’ve got a nice little article that introduces you to your heart rate (HR) and the heart rate zones. Now while I don’t often exercise with a HR monitor I do believe that it is useful to understand what your heart is doing and how that reflects on your effort, …

Bike, News, Other, Run, Swim, Training

Heart attacks during sport – Do I need to worry?

There have been a lot of high profile sportsmen collapsing recently, with most of them ultimately dieing. Possibly the highest profile incident was the collapse of Bolton Wanderers mid-fielder Fabrice Muamba, who is fortunately pulling through at the time of writing. This is just as tragic for the families of the sportsmen/women as it is …

Bike, Combined Sports, News, Other, Run

John Bishop’s Sport Relief Challenge

After a couple of nights away on work I returned yesterday evening and sat down just in time to watch “John Bishop’s Sport Relief Hell” on BBC. If you didn’t manage to catch it then I can thoroughly recommend it as it just goes to show what you can do if you are stubborn enough. …

Bike, Run

South Dartmoor running and cycling adventure

South Dartmoor cycling and running loop profile On Sunday I decided to go a bit bonkers and without any additional training arranged to meet my Dad at Princetown at 9.30am, so he could support me on a mini South Dartmoor running and cycling adventure. The plan was that I would cycle the 18 miles from …