Monday, 23 May 2022

E-Bike adventure

I know, you must be thinking 'E-Bike adventure'.... that's it, he has finally given in to old age, no more 'Tri Hard Dave' or training tips, bring on the 'Dad bod'!

Well, maybe, or maybe not....

So, yes, I do find e-biking a lot easier (and less strenuous on my body) but my goodness it is good fun. It also potentially gets you out there (for longer) and up for any hill. I was looking for any excuse to climb, whatever the gradient, in fact the steeper the better - let me at it! Plus the speed and thrill, it brought a real smile to my face. I am definitely hooked.

At the moment I am happy to rent a bike for a Sunday ride - I recommend Beacon Bikes, close to where I live and the hosts of my most recent e-bike adventure. However, in the long-term the research has begun to either invest in a nice MTB electric beast or possibly build my own using my old 26er as the base.

Watch this space

Monday, 16 May 2022

And I am back (again!)

The title of this blog is probably my most common, primarily because I have struggled keeping this blog up to date over recent years. Life changes, motivation and other priorities are my main excuses, although I do still enjoy looking back at my posts, every now again, simply as a record/diary of what I was doing years ago. The process of recording my progress towards a fitness goal was also useful to keep me on the right track and gave it more meaning.

So here I am again, giving it a go, albeit no fixed fitness goal (for now) apart from the keeping fit via swimming, cycling and running (should also add strength training to that but doesn't often happen!) and trying to lose a few kilos to bring me back to an acceptable range for a triathlete of my age and height.

That word 'triathlete' is really a bit of a push now as I haven't done a triathlon event for some time now, although I feel I still have a degree of base training in the three disciplines to have a crack at one, even if not the full Ironman or half-ironman distance. I also still train with a number of triathletes who still are flying the flag and competing on a regular basis.

I do have some unfinished business in that I would like to complete a SwimRun event, which I did at least train for last year. Even a nice 10km or half-marathon local trail run event would be something. Thereafter, I would 'never say never' to a half-Ironman distance race.

So what am I going to do about it. Well, I need to pick up the training, I need to lose a bit of timber and I do need to get 1-2 events in the diary - all sounds relatively simple. It might even give me enough motivation to keep this blog going.... you never know.... here's hoping!

E-Bike adventure

I know, you must be thinking 'E-Bike adventure'.... that's it, he has finally given in to old age, no more 'Tri Hard Dave...