To compensate for this relatively low mileage, I also do a fair amount of cross training throughout the week. This will take the form of either swimming, rowing or watt bike sessions during the winter, and cycling during the summer. Through doing this cross training, and since 2013, I've taken up triathlon and represented GB at age group level. In 2015, I was selected to compete for Team Freespeed, an amateur race team which focuses on longer distance triathlons.
I have 2 main aims for 2015: to set a personal best at the London Marathon, and to qualify for and then compete in the World 70.3 Ironman championships in Austria. So far I have ticked off the first aim when I achieved a 2:21:41 at the London Marathon. Now I will need to put the running shoes aside a few times a week and get out on the bike instead. Fortunately I have a group of friends who are willing to get up for 6am cycle rides early in the morning, so putting a decent mileage in on the bike is not too much of a struggle in the summer months.