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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 5 - Mummys Boy

malcolmclelandby malcolmclelandOct 7th 2012
Most of my mates will be quick to tell anyone who asks that I am a mummys boy. Day 5 had me planning to head home and see Mum for the first time since she got a phone call telling her I had just been admitted into a Thai hospital. Mums always been good at bailing me out of tricky situations, like driving half an hour into the country at 4am to pick me and good friend Sam Horgan up when we went missing trying to find our Taxi. However, before she got to see the Son responsible for the rapid greying of her hair I needed to fit in my training session for the day.

The swim session I completed made me think of the comments I used to get on my school reports. Something along the lines of ¬"Malcolm has a huge potential but is quick to take the easy option¬" was used by many of my teachers throughout school. In the end I completed 35 minutes of lazy unstructured swimming, this was about as close to a rest day as I could have got.

I finally arrived home to a stacked fridge with mum having been out and stocked up on all my favourites. Large amounts of exercise allows large amounts of eating, with the knowledge of a well loaded fridge I was looking forward to getting some big miles under the belt over the weekend so I could justify mums expenditure at the supermarket.

Garmin data below.
 
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