I just want to start by saying, during these difficult times I hope that everyone has stayed safe and remained in good health.
I thought now as I have entered my first race of the year, the Cotswold 113, it would be a good time to explain what I have been doing the last few months. I will write blogs over the coming weeks about some of these topics and go into more depth.
- How my training has changed and what I have been doing
- Longest run week
- T3 racing series on Zwift
- FTP testing
- 5k Run TT
- Half Marathon Test
- How I have dealt without swimming
- How I dealt with getting back into swimming
- My new approach to Strength and Conditioning
- Mini-series of blogs about the 4 weeks of training up to Cotswold 113
The Cotswold 113, which I have done three times before, is a middle-distance event. It is a 1.2-mile swim (1900m), 56-mile bike (90km) and a 13.1-mile run (21.1km). Last year, I raced a personal best of 4 hours and 37 minutes and 22 seconds. This year, due to the current circumstances, there are some changes to the race. The race this year is in a time trial format and the transition times are neutralised. This means that there will be no mass start in the waves but there will be timed gaps in-between each starter and the time you take in transition is not counted. I am looking forward to this race to see how all my training has gone and see if I am moving in the right direction.
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