My Mother the Pom Pom Queen

I raced my first half Ironman in May 2013 in Haines City, Florida. It was a chance for my mother, stepdad and my bestie to come and see me race. I had just moved to the UK and wanted a warm venue for my first venture into middle distance. The weather did not disappoint. As... Continue Reading →

A Week in the Life of a Triathlete

It's been a good, but long week for me, a major public worldwide event at work. While it was amazing, I'm exhausted. I didn't have to travel anywhere, but I had to work late hours. Which I really don't mind, the build up of fatigue is something we often forget about. I wanted to share... Continue Reading →

Pee If You Want to go Deeper

While I'm usually blogging about triathlon, today I want to discuss one of my other hobbies, scuba diving. Diving in the UK usually requires diving in a dry suit (not always, but trust me, it's a LOT more comfortable). One of the biggest concerns that many have is about how to deal with the bladder... Continue Reading →

The Triathlon Widow

Is your partner/spouse a triathlete?  Maybe an Ironman? Then you might be familiar with this term.  The triathlon widow is defined as: ‘Any person who was once human, but has now transformed into something super-human, and can no longer hang out with other mere mortals. They must spend all their spare time swimming, biking, running, and shaving... Continue Reading →

Triathlon in a post-Covid world

Well, it’s been an interesting few months hasn’t it?  Lockdown, no travel, and life altering events across the world.  While it’s been a hard time for many, there have been a lot of positives to come out of Covid. In the UK we were fortunate during lockdown in that we could get outside for exercise... Continue Reading →

Training Like a Female

Last July (2019) my coach, James Winter, recommended I check out this book, ROAR by Stacy Sims. He started to look at my training and think more about tailoring my training to my needs as a female. This is a very new field of research. Women have always been trained like a man or modified... Continue Reading →

How I Tri’d

It all began with watching my friend Dan Delph race in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dan was an extremely strong cyclist and runner.  He started the race in the men’s group near the front of the pack.  The women’s and older age groups started after.  I watched the swimmer’s in the Ohio River, swim upstream then downstream. ... Continue Reading →

Cyclo-cross: Mud, Bikes and Beer

When you’ve been training all season and have completed your big ‘A race,’ you feel a bit listless.  You don’t want to lose your fitness, but going back to training full time is also unappealing. I personally need something post season to look forward to that isn’t 3+ km swims in the pool, 6+ hours... Continue Reading →

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