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Archive: February 2011 (Close)

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...
prhimby prhim Feb 21st 2011
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prhimby prhim Feb 13th 2011
So today was the start of my 2011 season, with a little run around the Wokingham half marathon. This was designed to be more a test of pre-season / post base-training fitness than an all-out 'race' (I'm no distance runner...). Having completed the...
Pain Part Three: Hurt
prhimby prhim Feb 9th 2011
So far in this three part blog saga I've looked at 'Fatigue' and 'Exertion' as two of three main types of "pain" (if you haven't read the previous instalments, you should be able to find them below this posting). Now it's time for the final part, "h...
Gear Review: GU Energy gels
prhimby prhim Feb 7th 2011
I was recently supplied with a small sample pack of GU Energy gels by Stonehenge Cycles in Salisbury ( and thought I'd do a quick write up on my experiences using them. The three gels (Chocolate Outrage, Strawberry Banana...
Pain Part Two: Exertion and how to use it
prhimby prhim Feb 2nd 2011
Having explored the first of three pains (fatigue, exertion, hurt) in my last blog, this week it's time to look at exertion. Again, there is a massive caveat that I am no expert, just a layman. But if any of the following strikes a chord or gives you...
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