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!

Thursday, 19 January 2012


15min warm up
4 x 5min x 300W on 5min recovery
2 x 2.5min x 300W on 2.5min recovery
Cool down

I had secretly been dreading this session. Just before new year i'd managed 5x5min and knew I should be repeating this. In the end I split the last set into two it just felt like the right thing to do and leaves me somewhere to go. The total work done was the same though as was the recovery. I raised the saddle after the second set which I think helped.

I had a 5min cold bath after this. It was interesting to see my heart rate rise with the anticipation of getting in and plummet as soon as my feet went in (i'm a bit of a physiology geek)

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