I started this blog in 2010 when there were 11 weeks to go before my next Ironman triathlon. People have found it interesting (mainly my Mum!) so I continue to write.
The Ironman is a long distance triathlon; Swim 2.4miles, Cycle 112miles, Run 26.2 miles (marathon). I have competed in one every year since 2004. I hope this blog can help others see what is involved. I find the process of writing it makes me more accountable and motivates me to do the harder sessions when i'm not feeling like it!

Monday, 26 September 2011


50mins cycle
1hour run with 4x3min at 10km pace on 90sec recovery.

The cycle was a shock;
1. It took all day to reassemble the bike. Threading gear and break cables into the frame and hoping the come out of a tiny hole tested the patience.
2. The stem I put on was too long. every time I turned right the back brake would be applied. This took a lot of messing around.
3. The cycle itself - meant to incorporate 12x30secx110rpm on 2min. However the wind was so strong I couldn't get out of the easiest gear (60rpm). So just for the time really.

Did the run on the treadmill as don't know my way around where we are staying yet. - this was good, except sitting on the plane for 20hours has taken its toll.

I'm having trouble staying awake so i'm going to bed. Night, night.... (it's 8pm)

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