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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.

Triathlon

Beginner triathletes: Top tips from Michelle Dillon

Back in 2014 when I was an aspiring triathlete, I attended a talk hosted by two-time Olympian and former European Triathlon Champion Michelle Dillon. The…

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Swimming

5 Blog Posts to read before your first Open Water Swim

Open Water swim season is back! The lakes and outdoor venues are starting to reopen to swimmers after the COVID-19 pandemic, with social distancing guidelines…

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Strength Training

Benefits of Kettlebells for Triathletes

Triathletes are notorious for neglecting strength training. It can be difficult to incorporate strength training into a schedule packed with swim, bike and run sessions….

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Motivation & Inspiration

How to move more at home

Lockdown restrictions are gradually being relaxed in the UK and we are no longer confined indoors. However, gyms aren’t due to reopen for a while…

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Cycling

How to find the perfect cycling saddle

Saddle discomfort is a common problem for cyclists and can really ruin the experience of riding. Bikes come with a stock saddle but this may…

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Beginner triathletes: Top tips from Michelle Dillon

Back in 2014 when I was an aspiring triathlete, I attended a talk hosted by two-time Olympian and former European Triathlon Champion Michelle Dillon. The…

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"Life is more fun when you swim, bike and run"

Triathlon Blog Posts

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