Training for the Ironman: Training places can be a reward in themselves

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LEP news editor KARL HOLBROOK takes in some spectacular sights on the demanding journey from sofa to triathlon

SO, it’s pouring outside, the wind is blowing a gale and we’ve not seen day light in months.

Scott Lindsay in the hills above Derwent Water in Keswick

Scott Lindsay in the hills above Derwent Water in Keswick

As winter rolls on, it gets harder and harder to find the motivation to get outside and put the training miles in, when all I want to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon after a long week at work is lounge on the sofa and stuff my face with rubbish.

It is at times like this, with inspiration on the wane, that you need a little pick me up.

This week I asked the guys at TriPreston to tell me about some of the amazing places their training has taken them.

It’s easy to forget when you stare out the window of a warm house at the bleak wintry conditions that getting on a bike or lacing-up your running shoes can take you to breathtaking places, both in body and mind.

Check out the places training has taken the Tri Preston guys and five of the best places that my training has taken me.