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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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Wish I was racing... by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So... This weekend was meant to be my first proper test of the year, the British University Tri champs waaaay down south in Wiltshire. Unfortunately due to travel ... Read on »
Engineering put to use by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So as most people know (as I seem to have told everyone) on June 2nd I officially finish my degree in Mechanical Engineering. It has definitely not been easy, it's a ... 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 »
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 »
First, very sore, triathlo ... by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon First, very sore, triathlon run of the year (back in March) Read on »
Big day, big week. by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Training camp has finished. Certainly the hardest 2 weeks of my life, not just super heavy mileage but more just a continual stream of quality sessions and consistent int ... Read on »
Training high up in the rain and snow by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Where to begin. Here I am, back where it all started. Whistler, BC has shaped me as a person more than I thought a place ever could. I first came here with my dad bac ... Read on »
My coach by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Growing up your coach can have a real impact, both in sport and life. I was lucky enough to enjoy the coaching of Eileen Adams for almost 5 years during my best year ... Read on »
Back home by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Landed in Vancouver late last night, feels like I never left. Seems like all trips are "trips from hell" these days and to be honest yesterday wasn't too bad. British Air ... Read on »
CANADA by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Flying to Vancouver tomorrow, 2 weeks of swim/bike/run.... Cant wait Read on »
Swapping sessions by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon A text from my best bud Pete this morning; "Hey Mike, go and skip your run set tonight to come and see Avatar 3D + go out for dinner" Hmmmmm that's not going ... Read on »
Training by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So Wednesdays are my hardest training day of the week, but yesterday's session was full of fun. Was in stitches at one point when I overtake a parked car while out ... Read on »
Sums it up by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This is why I love multi sport, everyone can do it, everyone can have fun and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune, just pick up your old mountain bike and off you go. I ... Read on »
Racing by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So that's it, after 196 days of winter training, racing has recommenced. Rusty, tired, but faster. And though its hard to stay positive when you're knackere ... Read on »
Tired out? by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I know how those guys feel. MIKE IS TIRED. But working hard this week. Training camp to Canada in less than 10 days as well, can't wait to get acro ... Read on »
Random entries by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Mainly as an excuse to not be writing my thesis for the next 10 minutes I thought I'd turn my attentions to my blog. Over the past 18 months blogger has turned into ... Read on »
Why athletes get sick by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So I'm sitting around at my desk on Monday afternoon, minding my own business and quietly getting on with my thesis. When from around the corner appears the ILLNESS TRAI ... Read on »
"If someone suggests you lower your sights a little today, tell them they should raise theirs a... by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today's title is taken from one of my friend's blogs before yesterdays Men's Hockey gold medal match. What a game. Last week was my 21st birthday, so I'm offici ... Read on »
Confidence by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well there we go, first race of the 2010 season under my belt. It also marks the last training session of a very solid 9 weeks without any specific recovery, meaning I've be ... Read on »
Cool Runnings by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I was already writing this post in my head last night as I ran around the 10mile Tuesday night loop in the snow. It was meant to be the weekly Metro Running club hard set th ... Read on »