If I had a pound for every time I heard people say ‘I’m tired’ I would be a millionaire many times over. But why do we feel ‘tired’ so much and what does it mean? The odd thing is that ‘tiredness’ seems to be more common amongst those who do very little than those who… Continue reading Tiredness
Originally posted on masteringdiabetes:
An important part of getting fitter, and improving both speed and endurance is training the body to burn fat at higher levels of intensity. This is really important for athletes who do the things I like doing – running (because they can go faster and further) and mountaineering (because mountaineers don’t…
This just goes to show what can be achieved…
I was very honoured to receive this award for ‘The Best Run Performance of 2014’ from my fellow triathletes of Abingdon and Vale Triathlon Club:
Lots of great ideas for triathletes of all levels here for gym training in the winter months: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/11268806/The-winter-training-secrets-of-Team-GB-triathletes.html
Madness I know but I’m really struggling to avoid entering my first 100 mile ultra run next September. I’m looking at the hilly Cotswold Way 102 miler with a 30 hour time limit. It runs from Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds to Bath. 53 of the entrants survived it last year, so it can be… Continue reading The lure of the 100 mile race
As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect on what has been achieved and set some goals for next year. A year ago I had only done a few sprint tris, had never swum outside in the UK and my only really long distance running event was a marathon 25 years ago… Continue reading 2014 a game changing year.
Great news, I’ve just heard that I am now officially qualified as a level 3 Personal trainer, as well as a level 2 Fitness instructor, having passed my final Anatomy and Physiology exam which was actually quite difficult, especially for someone who was totally useless at science subjects at school. It just goes to show… Continue reading Fully qualified
Next week I will be starting a diploma in fitness instruction and personal training. At first I was a little apprehensive and wondering if I had done the right thing in enrolling for this course at the age of 57. However, having done a little research on the Internet on the subject of older personal… Continue reading Never too old to learn.
My main focus is on making training a fundamental part of lifestyle and to train in a way that is enjoyable. Although it’s great when you see your times improve, going faster is less important to me now than being able to go longer. Training to go longer enables me to spend more time training… Continue reading Training philosophy