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9 Books Every Triathlete Should Own

9 Books Every Triathlete Should Own

What was the last book you read? Can’t remember? That’s understandable. Between work, family and training, it’s hard to find time to do anything else these days – let alone read! Even a lifelong book worm like me – Hi, my name is Jen and I’m a bookaholic – struggles to find time to read. But […]

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Which Wind Trainer Should I Buy?

This is a question I’m regularly asked. And it’s no surprise there is so much confusion. There are a huge number of different types of wind trainers available at a variety of prices, ranging from the very cheap to the very expensive. And if you’re new to them, there doesn’t appear to be any real […]

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10 Ways to be a Mediocre Triathlete

What mistakes do mediocre triathletes make?

You love your training. Ok, so it might be a love / hate relationship. But most of the time,  you love how you feel after a challenging training session; tired but invigorated. The heavy legs. Ready for a nap but secretly proud. You love uploading your session to Strava or TrainingPeaks and analysing it. You love […]

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The Real Truth about Your Secret Fears (Hint: They Aren’t Real)

You’re very lucky. Your ancestors were smart enough to realise that sabre tooth tigers and other prehistoric, carnivorous animals were a real threat to their safety and to fear them. You wouldn’t be sitting here today reading this if they didn’t. Some fears are very real. Our survival instincts have developed over thousands of years. […]

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What Triathlon Has Taught Me (& Can Teach You) About Life

Women can truly be our own worst enemies at times. How many times, on hearing about an event or adventure, have you thought to yourself “I would love to do that”? But just as quickly follows the (almost instinctive) thought – “I can’t”. Or “there is no way I could possibly do that”. Or “what […]

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The (Budget Friendly) Shopping List for Triathlon Newbies

Triathlon doesn't need to break the bank

“What do I need ?” That’s one of the questions I’m always asked by someone new to triathlon. There’s no doubt it can be a super expensive sport to start. Unfortunately I often see people wasting money buying equipment they don’t need just because one of their friends suggested it. So to make sure you […]

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Why Stretching Your Hamstrings Might Be a Waste of Time

I’m constantly asked about two things. One is ITB problems (if you’re interested, check out How to Give Your ITB Some TLC). Th second is hamstrings stretches for runners. Unfortunately there is no magic pill for either. Sorry 🙂 That distinctive tightness in the back of your upper leg has plagued almost every runner or […]

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