Author Archives: lornpearson

Wk42 into Wk43

That seemed like a long and busy week last week… my training included 3 shortish runs, 3 swims, 1 strength and a HIIT workout. And I was swim coaching twice, for 3 hours, and work Monday to Friday. I probably … Continue reading

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Wk40 into Wk41 training

Well, that felt like a good productive week training wise. 3 swims, just over 8km, 2 runs, about 6-7 miles, 2 strength sessions, 1 rest day (and 1 swimming coaching), as below. I didn’t walk much, but did get a … Continue reading

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Swim in Loch Lomond 10 October

This might be one of my favourite spots to open water swim now… on the west side of Loch Lomond, about a half hour drive from my house. It’s nice and handy, with a short walk from the car to … Continue reading

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Lovely book – Captain Tom’s Life Lessons

What a lovely and easy to read book this is – Captain Tom’s Life Lessons. Here’s a list of the chapters. It was just £13 (or £8 on Amazon)… a good wee read or even nice as a wee present … Continue reading

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My winter training plans 2021

With autumn upon us, I’ve had a look at my training and set myself up with a 3 months training plan which fits with my work and life. I tried it out last week and it seemed to work well. … Continue reading

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My Medals as at 2021

51. That’s how many medals I’ve got. I started running in 2008, so that’s not many medals each year, but enough for me, and they’ve amassed over the years into quite a nice wee haul. I finally got around to … Continue reading

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September – Holidays, fun, training and plans

In September I had a good balance of training and rest, with about two weeks off work… I had a good break, but still got lots of training in. Here’s what I did: Walk 51 miles (20 out of 30 … Continue reading

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Lochan Spling again

Today I’d planned to find and try out an open water swim in the Lake of Menteith. It’s about an hour away from me, and some reviews online said it was good to swim in… shallow in parts, but good. … Continue reading

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Officially a ‘bot’ for life

You might have seen on my post about the Brighton 10k and marathon a few weeks ago, I went away with a lovely group of runners from Ellon … They call themselves ‘bots’ and all have special nicknames given to … Continue reading

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Loch Morlich 3,000m Swim Event

On Saturday I did my second open water swim event, up at Loch Morlich near Aviemore. The third and last in the Go Swim series this year, I entered this last minute after enjoying the event at Loch Lomond so … Continue reading

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