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London Triathlon 2012 - Race Report
by charlieelise Dec 29th 2012
This is what I have been working for all season. Building up to a charity place in the world's biggest triathlon. After training for a short sprint tri last year then taking three months off with only some cycle commuting, I went back to the gym in ...
Coming up this season - the events I'm doing
by charlieelise May 9th 2012
Entering events always makes everything seem a lot more real. As we are rapidly hurtling towards the main season now I knew I had to get my act together and enter the warm up events I'm planning on before the main deal - London 2012. Okay, so I'...
Training update: 20 weeks to go - power to the pedals
by charlieelise May 7th 2012
It's been a few weeks since the last update, whoops... And I was doing so well. Last time I wrote I'd just had a cycle training session with SpinMonk. Since then I've been putting his advice into practice. The pedalling technique he encouraged me ...
Clipping 'eck! I hit the SPDs with 23 weeks to go
by charlieelise Apr 16th 2012
Well Easter was fun! Went visiting family and took my running shoes. Of course I didn't do as many workouts as I'd have liked but realistically I knew it would be the case. But I did get out and it was good to run somewhere else. The really good news...
Racing on Saturday
by charlieelise Mar 14th 2012
I was having a rest day last week (well, no training, I still commute to work). As I was pedalling home I started getting what felt like cramp in my right calf. So annoying. Extremely as it turned out - it went on all weekend whenever I stretched or...
Want to see my sausage? My Wattbike analysis
by charlieelise Mar 13th 2012
This was fun! Another good thing at the Triathlon Show was Wattbike. The guys there were doing pedal analysis and showing off their computers, gadgets and of course the bikes. I got a Trainer model, which is the same model they have in the gym. Appa...
Training update 4 March -29 weeks to go
by charlieelise Mar 4th 2012
It's the end of the week and I'm feeling apprehensive. February has turned to March and I know I've got a lot on my hands here. I got back from holiday last weekend and basically lived out the rest of the weekend like I was still on holiday. Went...
30 weeks to go!
by charlieelise Feb 28th 2012
This week is week 1 of The Plan. And so far, it has NOT gone to plan. Yesterday was supposed to be a rest day (I'm doing Don Fink's 'Just Finish' iron fit training despite not doing an iron). But instead I went sprinting with the running club and ...
The performance - several months on
by charlieelise Jan 6th 2012
I said I would blog the actual race afterwards. And I haven't. Until now. Life got in the way. The day after the triathlon I moved from Bristol to London. And life got crazy and then I moved again and I've been working a lot, and not working out...
I never really rode a bike as a kid, and was generally very unsporty and chubby. So naturally, now I do triathlons. I try to raise some money once a year too, chuck something in the bucket here: