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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 37 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.

Triathlon

How to be the best support crew at an ultra triathlon

A few weeks ago, I took part in a completely different type of endurance event. I didn’t swim, bike or run a single step myself,…

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Running

6 reasons to vary your running route

Runners are creatures of habit- we tend to stick with what we know once we’ve found a routine that works for us. You probably have…

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Swimming

Natural Swimming Pools-Take the Plunge

Today, I’ve got a guest post from Melanie Hiblen on natural swimming pools. For those who wish to balance their swimming pleasure with their 21st-century…

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Running

How I’ve improved my half-marathon time using the run/walk method

The run/walk method is a simple but very effective strategy for improving race times, avoiding injury, and improving endurance. It involves running for a predetermined…

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Recovery

Sleep cycles for athletic performance

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I’m a big advocate of the importance of rest and recovery alongside training. One of…

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