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, 30 September 2011


75min/14km easy pace no heart rate monitor.

Today was George's birthday 4 years old - we had a lovely morning opening presents. Photos to follow. Most of George's presents were "lightening McQueen" orientated. When George was born I thought at least he wont want the latest trainers etc, it seems that might have been a little premature!

I had to fight temptation with a massive Oreo cake. Just a small slice!

We then went to Hapuna beach for the afternoon - Which is meant to be one of the World's best beaches. It was really nice, we were not sure what makes it one to the best but are not complaining. What I would like to know is why our children like to eat sand so much. It will be good to get some photographic evidence up soon. I'm sure I didn't have a taste for it when I was little.

Training wise I decided to really go for it with the stretching and see if I could improve my running stride. Lots of rolling up and down and some yoga. I then ran back from the beach and got picked up 75min in. This was so much better than my last run. A tiny bit of Achilles soreness but that would be manageable on race day. This is great news, it looks like i'll have to repeat what I did today.

We went out to the local cheap restaurant for George's birthday dinner - unfortunately he slept all the way through it.

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