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Maintaining the life-training balance
Maintaining the life-training balance
This blog hopes to focus on the "life" side of the training-life balance that anyone training for triathlon will know can be difficult to juggle. No one really cares what interval set I ran today and how high my heart rate got so I won't try and impress anyone with those stats. Stats make the world go round though so for those who are interested I will have Garmin data available for each training session, most stats i throw around on a saturday night are made up, sadly thats not an option with the garmin so you can be assured at least that aspect of this blog will be honest.

NoRestDays - Day 1

malcolmclelandby malcolmclelandOct 1st 2012
Day one of the NoRestDays challenge caught me by surprise. I thought it started next monday so I found myself unprepared and unorganised but frothing at the bit to get stuck in. Day one coincides with the second day of daylight saving which brings with it many things from increased daylight hours to better "views" while out running on the wellington waterfront. I plan to make the most of the increased daylight hours while keeping an eye on the view to really get stuck in and enjoy this training challenge.

After what can only be described as a creep fest on Saturday¬'s ride it was clear I needed to log some serious k's in the hills. Saturdays ride saw me going uphill so slow I struggled to keep my balance, a humbling experience, but one I dont plan on repeating anytime soon. I headed off into the blowing northerly to tackle a "Makara Loop" and get the legs working hard for the entire ride. Conditions were woeful, but I gained a sick sense of enjoyment out of making my legs work for the Nacho's waiting for me at home.

My flatmate Simon may not be the best cook, although his stocks are on the rise after his daring decision to use a home cooked meal to impress a certain girl he has been courting. Well played. Anyway, after a tough training session in the hills and wind nearly any meal will taste good, fortunately for me he out did himself yet again and I got stuck in to reward myself for the evenings effort.

Garmin Data here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/228815462
 
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