Back in the saddle

Start of the Tiree 10k 2012

Start of the Tiree 10k 2012

Well I guess 3rd Jan is an appropriate time to say Happy New Year whilst at the same time opening the door to the gym and looking expectantly at passers by! We’ve stayed on Tiree over Christmas and New Year but the gym has been closed – next week we’re back in business. So I’ll see some of you very soon. But for everyone who visits the Tiree Fitness site I wish you well for 2013! It’s going to be another great year in sport and there is no better time to get started, whatever age, stage or page you’re on. Knuckle down and see some results.

On Tiree this year we’ve got the Tiree 10k & Half Marathon on 4th May. Entries are coming in fairly quickly and experience shows that you are much more likely to train for an event when you make that commitment right at the start – so basically get your entry in and then there’s no going back!

We’ve also got Training Camps which take place in March – I’m really excited about hosting these and am confident that we can offer something that is unique and will be hugely beneficial to all participants. As it’s the first year we’ve done this we’ve kept the prices as low as possible to ensure we get a full camp. There’s still a few places left so if you want to take your fitness to the next level have a look at the information on the training camps which is in the coaching section of this site.

And lastly I’ve got my own racing for this year. Winter training so far has gone well, I managed a consistent block of 6 weeks before Christmas and built my bike volume up with the intension to do the same with the running over the next few weeks. More structure and higher intensity to follow as we get towards spring. The main races planned for this year are the Long Distance Triathlon World Champs in France which is in June, and then two ironman distance events; Challenge Vitoria in July and Challenge Henley in September. With 4-5 weeks recovery for each of these it pretty much maps out the whole season, so just some training races built around those. But we’ll see what happens, I try to enjoy training for what it is, I feel blessed to be here on Tiree and to be able to get out and train. Today I did the island loop; a 17 mile run, it rained the whole way and was into a strong south westerly wind on the way back. But it was amazing, there’s something special about running in the sea air on quiet single track roads, even soaked through. And today was probably as bad as it gets. So it’s all good!

So have a great year. If there’s anything I can do to help you achieve your own targets then drop me an email or give me a call.

Happy Training

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