So, we get a lot out of doing endurance sport, don’t we? Those tri-addicts, ultra-marathoners, cyclosportif’ers, even dedicated gym rats, all know the endorphin high, stress relief, general feeling good about yourself feeling. However, it occurred to me that one the main things I get out of long distance multisport… is dehydration, hence the YellowPee!

My name is Richard Lane, and I am currently 46 years old. I did my first triathlon in 1993, and for the best part of a decade pursued that hobby with a passion, before crumpling and taking an extended break of several years.

In 2010, I started running again, in 2011, I got a new bike. In 2012, I bought a new wetsuit, threw myself in the lake across the road, and signed up for some triathlon races. In 2013, I’m signed up for an iron-distance triathlon – I have done two previously, but the last was 13 years ago!

Here is a simple record of my training, in case anyone else is interested and would like to compare notes…

200 Days of EPIC!

subaru-epic-dartmouth-logoI started this blog because I noticed that it was 200 days until the EPIC Dartmouth iron-distance race in Nova Scotia, Canada. 200 days of EPIC triathlon preparation to go! That seemed worthy of making a mark, so here we are…

On June 30th 2013, it will be my third iron-distance race, but my first for 13 years! I took part in the Aberfeldy IM, Scotland, in 1998 and The Longest Day in Wolverhampton, England in 2000. Those races seem a lifetime away now!

This will be only the second edition of the Nova Scotian race. I volunteered at the inaugural race in 2012, working a water stop on the run course. Well organised and friendly, the race is bound to become popular as word gets out. My club, the Bridgewater Triathlon Club already has several members signed up for the various formats and distances that will take place that weekend.

I have contemplated the output of quite a few coaches and my training is an amalgam of many. From Friel to Pfitzinger, Daniels to Fink, I mooch through their ideas and pick out what seems to ring true for me. I thought I might keep a record of my training in case anyone finds it interesting. Bear in mind, though, that I am no elite athlete, just a regular mid-forties tri-obsessive…