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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 ...
Race Report: Lakeside Sprint Triathlon
by charlieelise Jun 20th 2012
I've been a bit quiet lately. I haven't fallen off the treadmill but it has been a bit of a squeeze time wise hence the lack of time for writing. Before I knew it I was a week out from Lakeside and running about worrying about all sorts of things: ...
Race Report - Great London Swim 26 May 2012
by charlieelise May 27th 2012
A second dunking for the wetsuit, and a real challenge - would I survive a whole mile in open water? My training session two weeks ago went well but different conditions and having had a cold the weekend before I was seriously doubting myself. I tri...
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...
Training update: 25 weeks to go
by charlieelise Apr 1st 2012
After the flatness of the week before it was an absolute joy to feel good again training. Last week when I blogged I'd just done an interval hill training session in the sun and was feeling better for it. The week continued in this vein. Monday w...
Training: 26 weeks to go - feeling flat
by charlieelise Mar 25th 2012
Saturday's mini tri of last week went ok. The stuff I was expecting to play up - the calf for example - did not make a guest appearance but guess what, the stitch I got last year did. This is clearly something that is going to happen unless I change...
Training update: 28 weeks to go
by charlieelise Mar 10th 2012
This week has not been too bad thus far, although I was feeling seriously tired by Wednesday... Summoned up the courage to go back to sprinting. I think they are being easy on me but I'm going to let them. I admit though that this is currently m...
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 ...
Friday quickie: My 2012 goals, news so far and is this plan a crazy idea?
by charlieelise Jan 20th 2012
Work is crazy but I'm getting up early to train. Really good to be back in regular training but rain and long dark hours, plus living in London now is making what I call 'real cycling' a challenge, and I'll find any excuse I can not to run. I've b...
Goal setting and I worry about the run
by charlieelise Jun 18th 2011
The next discipline under the spotlight of worry is the run. I am so embarrassed about my slow run. Recently though I’ve been talking to some guys at work who run and it turns out, they run at about the same pace as me. So, maybe I’m not that slow a...
The swim/bike bricks and I reconsider socks
by charlieelise Jun 16th 2011
Well, it's been a while, but it's been going well. I find I get anxious about one part, then get more comfortable with that, then I go on to something else. Will I ever run out of things to worry about? Generally I've been feeling very confident abo...
Swimming, rest day plus Bath and back
by charlieelise May 29th 2011
Thursday was swim training. At Horfied again - I swum to the music on at Aqua Fit, which was hilairious. It's hard though as there's a lot of people there who have little idea about lanes and how they work. So far at Horfield I've identified two typ...
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: