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Clearwater Countdown - 16 days...training and 5km race

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, October 29, 2009, In : 70.3 World Champs 2009 
Over the last few weeks training has been steadily improving, firstly getting back to where I was after Muskoka and Augusta, and then pushing forward towards Clearwater. For the first time in over a year I feel like I am running "okay", I have actually been running on the road in the last few weeks and haven't had an adverse reaction (last season and most of this one has been characterised by stress fracture issues). So I decided to put my running to the test with my first road race in 2 year...
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Bye Dan and thank you Teambath

Posted by Tom Room on Saturday, October 17, 2009, In : Teambath Headache 
Six years ago Dan and I started university at Bath to explore the crazy notion of actually getting good at triathlon. Back in 2003 Bath was the place for triathlon in the UK, inspring athletes like Julie Dibens, and we even had TWO coaches. Through a lot of hard work Dan and I both managed to get along pretty well and have been racing elite for some years now, but today Dan moved to Leeds - why would he do that??


   Triathlon 2003, Dan in the fetching gold helmet

For 18 months we have had no on...
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Clearwater Countdown - 5 weeks to go....hot box and coaching

Posted by Tom Room on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, In : 70.3 World Champs 2009 
With the 70.3 World Championships on the horizon I thought it was about time I finally got a blog/website up and running. After a very busy and exciting September racing in Muskoka 70.3 (Canada) and Augusta 70.3 it was time to get back to some serious training.

The week started with a hot box session. People say there is a love hate relationship about running on a treadmill in a heat chamber (read plastic box with a bar heater) I am yet to experience the pleasant side. The aim being to start ...
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