Author Archives: Rebecca Drinkwater

Sunny Balmoral Castle

Running is more technical than you think!

In an attempt to get to love running I went on a running weekend up in Balmoral in Scotland.  Now this would have been fantastic IF I was able to run, however as my previous post mentioned the day I flew up there my sciatic nerve got inflamed preventing me from running which was most […]

Moral of the story – always get someone else to do the cleaning and avoid sports massages!

It all started about two weeks ago when I was cleaning the bath.  While bending over I felt some tightness in my hamstring and glute appear.  I have pulled muscles in the past as this was just a minor tweak.  It just felt like I needed to stretch out a bit more than usual.  I […]

Is drinking Coke to kill bugs an urban myth?

Talk to almost any open water swimmer or canoeist and they all seem to say have a can of coke after being in the water to prevent picking up any bugs or stomach upsets.  It’s even mentioned in some events race information but does it actually work or is it an urban myth? At the […]

Flying down the Thames in rather chilly conditions!

One of the great things about triathlons is that with three different disciplines involved you can still train for at least one of the disciplines if you pick up an injury.  As my last post mentioned I have stupidly managed to pull my quads playing hockey – this happened to be the day before my […]

Advice – like youth – probably wasted on the young

I’m guessing that all of us at some point wish they had listened to advice more and wish they had done certain things differently.  As I sit here today, I for one wish that I hadn’t forgotten about the advice from all my coaches about the importance of warming up and stretching before exercise.  I […]

Zero fitness to Olympic distance triathlon in less than 3 months – challenge completed:)

I have done it – I have successfully completed my first ever Olympic distance triathlon in what can only be described as monsoon like conditions. Why did autumn have to come with such a bang on the day of my race – especially with the day before being so gloriously warm and sunny?  But despite […]

Here I come, ready or not!

Well the big race day is dawning and the nerves are starting to kick in and I am starting to realise the sort of challenge I have let myself in for! I did my last training session before the race this morning,  I now have 2 rest days and am now starting to think about […]