Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- T.S. Eliot -

A run to end the week

Friday again, time for a little run into the office. 8 hard miles complete, legs feeling a bit smashed but after some food and water they felt fine. Had to carry a bag full of clothing and shoes which didn’t really help. Pleased to have made another Friday on my Ironman journey, big training weekend…

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Bike, swim, bike

Just realised that I’m back into brick sessions, without really thinking about it! Today’s fun was riding my bike in a nice gentle fashion arriving at my office without too much sweat or panting! After a solid day of web design it was time to head to the pool and bash a few lengths out.…

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Morning glory…

Middle of the week, time for another big session. After getting picked up early doors we headed over to Wrest Park and ran out the back of the estate to Gravenhurst, looping around the country roads and back along the A6. Made a nice change to be running along a different route and in the…

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Running, running, running and a swim

Quick run tonight back from the office to home. Legs felt good (considering yesterday’s 100 miler). All good in the hood! Oh yeah, and I went for swim in the nice new Pool at Flitwick – it was nice.

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Big ride with big wind but a step in the right direction…

After a week of feeling wrecked after each training session, the obvious thing to do was a massive ride…my alarm went off at 05:00, I groaned and dragged myself out of bed, rammed some porridge down my throat, had a luke warm cup of coffee and headed out into the sunshine.  When I say sunshsine,…

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Keep calm and carry on training

This week has been a bit disappointing…I’ve managed a decent amount of training, but every session has been a struggle and I’ve felt smashed after each one. First up was a turbo session on Monday which is retrospect wasn’t too bad and my gentlemen’s area has recovered from the damage generated on Sunday morning. Turbo’ing…

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Wetsuit is ripped…lend me a new one (please)

Dear Internet I have ripped my old wetsuit, it has given me four years hard service and I’ve failed to look after it correctly. If there are any companies out there who would like me to test, review or do anything else in return for a demo suit, please drop me an email (laurence@fnspersonal.wpengine.com) and…

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Website changes – please be patient

Hi readers (all three of you), things might look a bit wiggly on the site for a few days – I’m updating to a new theme and host. I realise this looks a bit poor for a website professional (it’s what I do when I’m not training, some people call it a job!), but we’ve…

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Bike time with friends

Ironman bike training, on occasions, is lonely. In my experience, if you want to train with other people it normally involves an early start to get some miles in before meeting everyone else for a ‘normal’ ride and so this Sunday, that’s what happened. However, having a good mate training alongside you makes things loads…

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Sea Swimming vs Lake Swimming

Just back from a week away with the family and being near the coast it would have been rude not to try my hand at sea swimming in preparation for Ironman Mallorca in a few weeks. So here’s some thoughts comparing sea swimming and lake swimming. In summary, sea swimming is harder. The water tastes…

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