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!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

I've had a few aches and pains lately - so decided to get the Yoga book out.
There are two main focuses for cycling
1. Hip mobility
2. Back bends (to counter act the forward bending of cycling)
- I followed the hip exercises and to my surprise got into the lotus position. I haven't been able to do this since I was 7!

8 x 500m at 60 strokes per minute on 30 seconds recovery
alternating with and without paddles
One of these days I must start doing tumble turns.

20mins. I've backed off these a bit now. I don't think there's much to be gained by staying in much longer.

Really pleased with the swim. The 60/min is starting to feel more natural. Also good for the confidence to get the volume up to something more specific.
I'm still persisting with the dieting app on the phone. Not doing anything differently but you tend to get what you measure.

Here is the eBay auction of a one off place, for charity - pretty unbelievable that someone would pay that much.

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