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Triathlon Training & Races - Matt's Blog
Sharing my experiences in training, racing and learning the 'science' of progressing in Triathlon - from total novice to top-ten finisher (and hopefully beyond!). Stop by to listen to what I have to say, but don't forget, the whole point of web 2.0 is interaction, so don't be afraid or too shy to leave your own thoughts!

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Chilly Duathlon Feb '11 - RACE REPORT
prhimby prhim Feb 27th 2011
So today was my first multisport race of 2011; a good opportunity to test the effectiveness of my Winter base training before we get into speedwork in earnest. Matters were not helped on Friday when something in my back went 'pop!' and I've been sub...
Race Report: Chilly Duathlon, Castle Combe
prhimby prhim Nov 22nd 2010
The Chilly Duathlon holds a special significance for me. Not because it's an especially iconic race or anything like that (although I think it is a great end-of-season blow-out race for people of all abilities), but because it's the first multi-spor...
The appliance of 'intelligence' to winter training
prhimby prhim Oct 26th 2010
At the end of my first full season of Triathlon, I'm the first to admit that my training over the last 14 months or so has lacked any real scientific or programmatic basis. Put (perhaps a little over) simply, I mainly concentrated on doing either a)...
Swindon Half Marathon - Race Report
prhimby prhim Oct 11th 2010
OK, so it wasn't a triathlon but having competed in this race in 2008 (when I first embarked on my "it's time to lose a lot of weight and get fitter" campaign) I wanted to give it another try to see whether the training over the last two years (and m...
Race Report: Bristol Triathlon
prhimby prhim Jul 19th 2010
Well for some reason I was more nervous than usual ahead of yesterday’s Bristol Triathlon. Not quite sure whether it was the thought that I believed the competition would perhaps be the toughest of the year so far, or that I was placing a heavier we...
More lessons learned
prhimby prhim May 10th 2010
Yesterday was my first ever open water triathlon; and like pretty much every other race so far this year (have now done three Duathlons and two Triathlons as part of my 12-race Year of Living Painfully - www.justgiving.com/mjfisher2010) it proved to ...
Today was a good day
prhimby prhim Mar 28th 2010
Despite waking up this morning feeling less than enthusiastic about my impending participation in today's Newbury Duathlon, it turned out to be a really fun race - challenging but very enjoyable. And very pleasing to see that I again seem to be...
The sun is out... and everyone is happy :-)
prhimby prhim Mar 24th 2010
Today was meant to be a rest day (from running, at least), but this strange golden orb appeared in the skies above Newbury and suddenly the temperature lifted a few degrees, meaning you could actually stand outside without thermals... Needless to ...
Definitely making progress...
prhimby prhim Feb 28th 2010
A big hello to all that competed in today's Chilly Duathlon at Castle Combe in the UK. As always, it lived up to its name, with 4 degrees C temperatures and the usual Castle Combe wind. Always fun! While I'm still not troubling the front runners...
Starting the Year of Living Painfully with a valuable lesson
prhimby prhim Jan 26th 2010
So I took part in the first of my 12 2010 races on Sunday - at Dorney Lake (hello to anyone else who was there - apart from no.63, you cheating git!). Despite it being bitterly cold, it was a good training race, giving me some new insight into my...
Warning: A bit of a rant...
prhimby prhim Jan 17th 2010
I know the internet is already filled with pointless rants, with people getting overly upset by one thing or another. But as this vehicle is open to me, the temptation is just too great. On my 12km road run this evening, I simply could not believ...
I'm broken... apparently!
prhimby prhim Jan 5th 2010
I guess one of the good things about getting a personal trainer is that they notice things you don't. Sometimes good; but mostly (in my experience anyway!) bad! My trainer recently commented that I had 'huge' errector spinae and that these were p...
Oh the irony....
prhimby prhim Dec 26th 2009
It isn't lost on me just how ironic it is that, shortly after my last blog post about training levels, I should find (and exceed) my current limit. With typically impeccable timing, I managed to run myself down and catch a cold just in time for Ch...
 
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