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, 13 April 2013


Not really rest - day spent entertaining the boys

Friday, 12 April 2013


400m warm up
1km at 65 strokes / minute

Getting used to moving the arms over quicker than usual. As per swimsmooth.com

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


4 x 5min x 250W x 95rpm on 3min recovery (125W)

Managed to fit this in at 11pm after writing an essay i'm working on. Felt great to get off the computer. The higher rpm is feeling more normal.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


1km drill
1km 65 strokes a minute

Haven't written for a week. I've been flat out with the house move. Thank God for the electric screwdriver. My hip has never felt better - maybe it's enjoyed the "cross training"