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, 13 January 2012


Great session today - another attempt at last weeks session which I couldn't complete. It took some improvisation half way through as I had asked too much. Success with it today though.

4 x 5min x 300W x 65rpm on 5mins recovery

The lower cadence (65rpm) here makes this a "strength endurance" session - basically like hill training.

I think this is the hardest i've ever worked in one of these sessions - it was certainly as much mental as physical. I heard someone say today that the ideal progression should be harder every week but feel slightly easier - i've yet to find that sweet spot. 

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