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Bike, Gear reviews, Reviews, Run

A bit about Honey Stinger Waffles

You wont like them, so you’d better send yours to me. Don’t worry I’ll put them to good use and they don’t taste at all delicious…. You may gather that I like these quite a lot. They taste great, are organic and are also great energy food. If you ever find me collapsed at the side of …

Bike, Gear reviews, Reviews, Run

Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk. I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though, then I am …

Bike, Combined Sports, Run, Swim

Ironman pacing for the beginner

I am about to do my first full Ironman and I thought that some of you might be interested to know how I have come up with an Ironman pacing strategy. I have learnt a lot about pacing from doing a variety of long distance events from cycle sportives to triathlons to ultra marathons and the …

Bike, News, Run

The Challenge – Full Report

Why? The reason for setting myself the moderately ludicrous challenge of swimming more than 2.4 miles, cycling more than 112 miles and then running further than a marathon sounds even worse when I write it down. Originally I was going to be competing in Ironman Wales this year which features those very distances, all to …

Bike, Other, Run, Swim, Training

Do you carry emergency ID while you are exercising?

I find it’s something that I rarely think about, but occasionally while I’m running through a remote section of woodland, moorland or coastline I realise that if something were to happen to me then I’d probably end up as one of those bodies that you see in an episode of Bones, Cold Case or CSI. …

Bike, Combined Sports, Ironman for Charity, Run, Swim

Ironman for Charity Update 26th July 2012

It has been an entertaining few weeks. The gentle run that I mentioned in my last diary update was made more interesting by thick fog, but I managed to stay more or less on track. Since then I have competed in the Frome half marathon which was an amazing event with lots of support and …

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 …