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Not the London Marathon 2012 (Sharon)

You might not realise but I am training for the London Marathon. I got a place last year which I deferred and then this year I deliberated long and hard about taking up the place but decided to at least give myself the option of getting on the start line. Anyway, I have been trying to keep to my Hal Higdon Schedule (novice 1 if you’re wondering) but things have conspired against me a little. However, here we are, 6

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Saucony 10k – 4 March 2012 (Sharon)

Sunday morning, race morning. It hasn’t been race morning on a Sunday very much for me in the last couple of years – but David thought we should enter this to get into the Triathlon Show “free” (included in the race entry) and get a technical tee shirt (not that I need any more running kit!)…oh and run a 10k. We arrived early, milled about a bit and went for a warm-up, it was pretty chilly too. On said warm-up

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My first “ice bath”

Apparently they are good for you (according to some coaches/runners) apparently they reduce your immune system (according to others) and apparently David likes to torture me.  Whichever you choose to believe, I was greeted on my arrival home from my longest ever training run on Tuesday with a bath of cold water. Nice. I have to say, my legs were much better afterwards even though I only managed 5 minutes in it, I think it’s meant to be minimum 10

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Sydney (St. Peters) parkrun – 11 February 2012

G’Day! This week Sharon and I found ourselves far far away on the other side of the world for the 8am Saturday morning start of the St. Peters parkrun held in Sydney Park, in a lovely city called Sydney, in Australia! As we approached the end of an amazing long holiday we found ourselves at the start courtesy of our friend with a car, fellow triathlete, occasional parkrunner and now Sydney local Grant. It was an early start for us

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Christchurch Saturday Runners

Saturday mornings pretty much mean one thing in the Rowe household – parkrun.  Free 5k timed runs in parks all around the UK (and now well beyond).  Well, we’re currently in New Zealand and there’s no parkrun here (yet – it is coming though…). Whilst we’ve been here we’ve managed to take in a 5k fun run/race and I (David) did a little ironman distance triathlon two weeks ago.  As we’re preparing to leave the south island and are in

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Challenge Wanaka 2012 – Race Day

The short report… I did an ironman distance triathlon called Challenge Wanaka in New Zealand.  It was an amazing race.  It was hard work.  I think I did pretty well.  The end. The long report… Before I get on with it I wrote a number of posts in the week leading up to the race which may (or may not) be of interest. Race start was set for 6:30am and as we like to be well prepared in advance the

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Challenge Wanaka 2012 Race Week – Friday

Friday morning and I had a good nights sleep – which is perfect as it’s very rare to get a good sleep the night before the race – especially when the alarm is going to wake us up at 3:30am! We took the campervan straight down to the beach this morning. Sharon had her breakfast whilst I sorted out getting myself ready for a swim. Conditions were marginally better than on Thursday. It was still quite rough but the wind

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Challenge Wanaka 2012 Race Week – Monday – The 5k Fun Run…

So… after months and months of saving, planning and a rather long flight from London to New Zealand (where we didn’t really get any jet-lag!!) Sharon and I have been doing lots and lots of travelling in our campervan and sightseeing. During our first week here we visited places including Mount Cook, Queenstown (including the awesome Shotover Jet boat ride), Doubtful Sound (lovely overnight cruise), Milford Sound and after temperatures ranging from absolutely freezing cold (full winter gear on) we’re

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