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, 26 April 2013


Ella down in London so on full time childcare. Did do a fair bit of cycling with them on the tricycle - I think that counts.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


7 x 310m at 65 strokes per minute on 1 minute recovery.

It's a 31 meter pool (I think) so 10 lengths = 310m. Still working on raising the stroke rate - it's starting to feel a lot more comfortable. Swimming is the only thing that's pain free at the moment - I hope it stays that way.