June 20, 2017

1st place - 5 hrs 20.26 

I had ventured off to France for a last training block before the European 70.3 championships but as you may have read in my previous blog, I came rather unstuck, and was out-of-action for almost 2 weeks. I ticked over, but that was all I was capable of until the hormone explosion dissipated and I returned to my chilled-out and fully-functioning self. Valuable life-lessons learned.

So, what to do now? Twas but a...

June 8, 2017

An athlete's view.

The monthly cycle is something that is always on my mind as an athlete. Perhaps it's an awareness thing, and I wasn't so in-tune before, but for a couple of days every single month I definitely see a shift in my mood and a decline in my performance.

Now, should a race or a big training session clash around the two days of the month where I am due, it's almost impossible to hit targets. My core...

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