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Michael Adams

Scotland, United Kingdom
After moving into triathlon at age 18 after 10 years as a swimmer it soon became clear that I wanted to make elite level sport the major part of my life. The triathlon world is truly a lifestyle that sucks you in and it's something I want to hold on to. I spend a lot of my time in Vancouver,... Full Bio
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Good days and bad days by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Here is my theory, if you take the number of hours between a race and a blog post and divide it by 1, you will get the probability that the race went well. Therefo ... Read on »
Graduation, Scotland and Winter by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Arrived back in Scotland 10 days ago now, the main purpose of my trip being my long awaited graduation ceremony last Thursday. I missed the traditional summer ce ... Read on »
Great Scots by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's been a while since I last blogged, a week has gone past and another 7 or so tough days under my ever bulging belt! One day at a time as they say. Anyways, I a ... Read on »
HOME by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Back in Scotland. For a few months too, at least until next spring, when I graduate with my degree in Mechanical Engineering. So with a good 6 month stint ahead of me in ... Read on »
Horror movies, the Panther and a smashed old lady by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Woo What a day. I forgot how Scotland's weather can go from one extreme to another in hours, we've just had a week or so of stunning winter weather, 15 degrees and sunn ... Read on »
Illness, Injury & Ironman by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Yuck With an estimated 60,000 cases of swine flu confirmed in the past 3 weeks alone the UK is definitely not in it's best health. Last Tuesday in class at uni I was surr ... Read on »
Important questions by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Evening, This is the end of a tough day, in the middle of a tough week, during a tough month etc etc ... you get the picture. No day is easy but today was pretty rou ... Read on »
In transit by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Sitting in Geneva airport waiting for my transfer through to Chamonix, almost at the final destination. Can't wait to arrive, get settled in and start to train and e ... Read on »
Invictus by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon A poem by the great English poet William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my u ... Read on »
Ironman Canada by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Finally back at UBC, where I've spent most of the past 12 months, for another 2 weeks. I've got one more race to get through next Monday, the Vancouver triathlon, one ... Read on »
ITU by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hey guys, Heading off tomorrow morning for my ITU debut, Pan American Cup and Canadian Elite Nationals in Kelowna, BC. Will try and do a proper pre race post before the r ... Read on »
ITU by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's done! First ITU race under my belt and I'm knackered. Simon Whitfield, Paul Tichlaar and Brent McMahon were all on the start list and the rest of the field was damn ... Read on »
ITU and Ironman by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I think my lack in blogging can be attributed to the immensely hectic nature of the past few weeks, scrap that, past few months. My definition of "being ... Read on »
Juggling. by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon For as long as I can remember...and I'm pretty sure I can remember my 4th birthday party, so a long time...I have been a juggler. Juggling school with training, tra ... Read on »
July update by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hey, Been a bit slack this last week or so on the blogging front. Lots going on, mainly though some decent hard work while back at home in Scotland. I leave tomorrow for ... Read on »
Just shut up and run Mike. by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon In the world of sport we are bombarded with advertising at every juncture. Television adverts, famous sportsmen and women covered in branded sportswear, title sponsors o ... Read on »
LA Triathlon pre race by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So this Thursday I'm off to California for my last race of the year. It's been a LONG season and I feel like I've raced everywhere this summer, so being in LA for my las ... Read on »
Lance shows us how it's done by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Lance's message to Cancer, heart attacks and accidents tht rob us of our loved ones. Great attitude. Stay positive and show adversity the finger! Mike Read on »
London triathlon by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Will be able to do a much bigger post in a few days, currently sitting on an airport computer with a broken 'i' button and 3 minutes left on my internet connection. Flying t ... Read on »
Matters of the mind by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It took me 4,500m to warm up this morning. Granted it has been a long two weeks and with Uni stresses mounting up plus a whole weekend at -5degrees training has been tough. ... Read on »