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!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


2km on Ironman course


12km easy pace with 10 x 60sec 10km pace efforts

Apologies for not writing for a while. I have also just worked out how to put breaks in!

This was a really tough day. I was very asymmetrical, the right leg crossing over the midline and groin pain! I'm not sure what the origin of this is but I was feeling pretty bad about it. The thought having this going on race day is very anxiety provoking - it's OK for 10km but I think something would painfully protest during 42.2km. I will have a think about what to do.

The swim on the other hand was fantastic. I tried the swim skin on for the first time - this was good. I'm not sure whether it made me any faster, Ella still zoomed off. I hope the conditions are like this on race day, flat and calm. The water temperature couldn't be any better either.

The biggest shock was seeing a massive ball of fish below us. The size of a double decker bus. My first reaction was that must mean there could be a shark around - ridiculous I know.

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