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Paddle Pedal Pace is an award-winning fitness blog with content related to living an active, healthy lifestyle. You'll find articles about endurance sports including triathlon, the outdoors and active travel.

I’m Lucy, I’m 36 and I live in Essex, United Kingdom with my husband Glen. I’m happiest when I’m outdoors swimming, cycling or running.

I started my fitness journey as a gym bunny, but it developed into a passion for endurance sport. After taking the plunge into triathlon in 2014, I’ve never looked back. Triathlon allows me to challenge myself, push my limits and get outside of my comfort zone. I’ve now completed 25 triathlons from sprint up to half-iron distance, plus many more multi-sport events.

Weight Loss

Losing the lockdown weight gain

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, I gained weight. Around a stone (or 6kg) if I’m completely honest. It seems I wasn’t alone in this as…

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Swimming

How to stay safe swimming in open water

With lockdown restrictions starting to ease this week, outdoor swimming venues are allowed to reopen and we can travel outside our local area for exercise….

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Health

How to prevent common triathlete skin issues

As triathletes, we pay a lot of attention to our training, racing, recovery, injury prevention, hydration and nutrition, but sometimes forget to take care of…

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Health

Why Vitamin D is important for triathletes

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it is produced in the body in response to the skin being…

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Kit Review

Period underwear for female triathletes

As a female triathlete, one of the areas I’m particularly interested in is managing my training and racing around my menstrual cycle. In recent years,…

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Losing the lockdown weight gain

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, I gained weight. Around a stone (or 6kg) if I’m completely honest. It seems I wasn’t alone in this as…

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