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, 11 May 2013


Out with a work colleague Mark and a cycling group from "Stan's cycle shop". Quick pace, certainly wouldn't want to be going much faster at this stage. Basically 2hours at a spiky 30km/hr average. 
Quite tired in the afternoon - the first one in the bank. 

Friday, 10 May 2013


5km run
4min on, 30sec walk. The best run yet - smiling! it felt possible today.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


as 4min run 30min walk
Still painful towards end

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


Saw a local physio - wasn't too impressed, as very expensive for only half an hour and no diagnosis as such. I may give it another go and put that one down to the assessment side of things.
Otherwise a fair bit of cycling round town about 20km on the fixed wheel.

71.5kg at the moment, I was 67Kg 6 months ago - aim is to get this down to 69 something by August 4th

Waking with a lot less pain - hip and achilles - maybe a break from the turbo is helping?

p.s. mum if you're reading can you look after the children on the night of the 17th May for a couple of hours please? (Mum's on holiday)

Monday, 6 May 2013


40km loop - tremendous bank holiday sunshine. Didn't feel too bad this morning after last night's run. Maybe the Ironman is still on? Bought another night splint for the left foot today.

All three children in the bike!

Sunday, 5 May 2013


5km again - felt better this time and really concentrated on taking small steps and not letting the right leg do what it did last night. Maybe it was the 110kg squats over the winter?