Otillo Cannes, 2018

SHORT REPORT Cannes
5:44:07 – 27th Mens Pair, 35th overall
~ 40k running, 9.7k swimming

LONG REPORT
This report really has to start the day before to give it proper context. So… last night was going to be our last night in Cannes since Rachel and I had to get back after the race on the Sunday as I had lectures first thing Monday morning. This meant that we wanted to go out and enjoy ourselves a little. Continue reading

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OtillO Cannes Sprint, 2018

SHORT REPORT CannesSprint
2:30:28 – 6th Mixed Pair, 13th Overall
~12.5k run, 3.75k swim

LONG REPORT
The weather was beautiful in Cannes for the race weekend and, though the races organisers had said that neoprene shorts would be sufficient rather than full wetsuit, it appeared that no one had decided to ditch the swim run suit. I’d considered it but decided it was best to find out what it would be like ahead of the next days full distance event. Continue reading

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Breca Buttermere

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7:20:04 – 9th Mens, 13th Overall
(~ 7k swim, 39k run, across 12 swims and 13 runs) Continue reading

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Breca Buttermere Sprint

SHORT REPORT

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Photo taken by Andy Bruce

2:53:08 – 2nd Mixed (out of 26), 4th overall (out of 70)
(~ 3.3km swim, 15.5km run across 8 swims and 9 runs)

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Breca Gower Sprint, July 2018

SHORT REPORT
3:00:01 – 4th mixed pair, 16th overall
~ 18k run, 2.5k swim

LONG REPORT
We entered this race as we had a free slot due to our performance in Jersey last year. With a big run bias this race wasn’t playing to our strengths but, having arrived early enough to recce the course the day before, we knew the course would be beautiful and should be great fun. It was on the day of Englands World Cup Quarter final. The start was 11:30am and the match at 3pm so we had a big incentive to finish in under 3:30.
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Otillo Scilly Isles, 2018

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5:31:28 – 18th Male Pair, 25th Overall
~8k swim, 30k run

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Otillo Scilly Isles Sprint, 2018

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2:35:39 – 6th Mixed Pair, 11th OverallraceMap-OTILLO-Sprint-IslesOfScilly-2018
~ 3.2k swim, 12.5k run Continue reading

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Banister Training Impulse Equation

Banister Impulse Model
Following establishing some formulas for replacing TSS I wanted to see why the decay parameters were chosen as 42 and 7 and why these numbers were considered to have a unit of days. I could never see what 42 days represented and hence my establishing a half life equivalent which seemed to have more meaning.

The modelling of Training Stress over time comes from Banister’s Training Impulse Model (reference required) which is:
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Training Stress Balance Formulas

TRAINING STRESS BALANCE

This is the commonly used method for modelling your fitness and fatigue. It works on the basis that your current fitness is the total of all training done to date with a decay factor to reflect that the impact of a session on current fitness decays with time. Similarly your fatigue is impacted by all training done with a decay factor applied. Training Stress Balance (or form) is just the difference between them. Continue reading

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Otillo Hvar – Full Distance

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7:08:11 – 46th Overall, 32nd Mens

Long Report
A little bit of background to this year so far will help put this race in context. I’d entered both races on the assumption that I’m normally very fit at this time of year. This would be particularly the case this year as I’d entered London Marathon so I’d have done a lot of running and then the race was only a couple of weeks after our EverydayTraining Lanzarote Camp. However this ended up being far from the truth. Continue reading

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