Training plan = more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules

I’m just past the halfway point in my 18 week training plan.  Does this mean I’ve done 9 weeks of solid work and ticked off everything on the training plan?  Not quite.  Not by a long shot.  All the unticked activities on the training plan mock me, and highlight the gaping chasm between me and the half ironman race.  What was I thinking? Continue reading “Training plan = more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules”


Week Four: Allergic to training?

Returning to Edinburgh after the training weekend part of me was keen to keep up the good work.  But another part of me – my skin to be precise – was decidedly against the idea.  In the pool sessions over the weekend people had asked me whether I was having an allergic reaction to something, based on the red blotches all over my back. Continue reading “Week Four: Allergic to training?”