Category: Swim

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Gear reviews, Reviews, Run, Swim, Training

Review – Dryrobe Advance Short Sleeved

Dryrobe Advance in the wild

When you go wild swimming you will broadly find three main methods for getting changed: The fast strip and go (for the less shy amongst us) The towel wrap, fumble, stagger, flash, panic….. (For the more shy amongst us) The “I’ve bought my own portable changing room” Dryrobe users (for the “well-to-do” wild swimmer) It …

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, 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 …

Run, Swim

Endurancelife Festival – Aquatrail at Mothacombe today

I’ve just come back from the Endurancelife Aquatrail event that was run at the Flete Estate, Mothacombe, today as a part of the Endurancelife Festival. I did have an entry for the Aquatrail, but decided not to partake as I’m recovering from a cold and want to focus on the Coastal Trail Series half marathon tomorrow. Instead I …

Bike, Other, Run, Swim, Training

Heart Rate 101

Image from At 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 …