Tag Archive: marathon

Sex and training – Do cyclists have to sacrifice more than Saturday morning lie-ins?

Athletes and coaches the world over have long subscribed to the belief that it’s best to abstain from sex before athletic competitions.Boxing legend Muhammad Ali allegedly abstained from sex a month and a… Continue reading

What’s the most stupid, grueling endurance challenge you have taken on?

Just planning a 2nd round at the half marathon in a suit of armour, perhaps this time not post A&E visit, with no ankle armor and some food & drink to keep me… Continue reading

Endurance athletes need pain to pace themselves

Consider the majority. Most people find it hard to make the time or energy to work out at all, let alone train for a grueling endurance challenge – whether that’s a marathon, ultra… Continue reading

Drafting a Deca Ironman Training Plan – Part 1: A frank account at the start line

[Please note there is a little bit of self reflection below. This isn’t to look good (most of it looks bad anyway) but is more an honest statement of where I am and… Continue reading

Competing in Deca Ironman to demonstrate cardiac damage from (ultra) endurance sport

I must admit balancing training, full time work, starting up a website and perhaps the occasional bit of social life has been a little tricky. However, this is not to make excuses and… Continue reading