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!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Running lesson at the "running school"
- This session I just asked to do most of at 8.7miles/hr (3hr marathon pace). The main reason was to see how it all looked at a relevant speed. We usually do faster sessions with more incline etc,
- It was lesson 5. The main things I have picked up are:
what angle to have at the elbow
cycling the leg behind
They took some video which i'll get after the 6th lesson which will be the last.

30mins straight at 60 strokes/min
I'm really enjoying this faster stroke rate. There's much more rhythm and more sense of having the equivalent of gears.
30mins straight
My massage roller broke so the lovely people at trigger point therapy replaced it for me - absolutely fantastic customer service. This rolling device really has been instrumental in allowing me to absorb the training volume. Like everyone though I don't do it enough.

A better picture than me doing it!

Hawaii 5 weeks tomorrow.

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