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, 18 May 2013


Looking after kids (Ella in London) - waiting for tomorrow as 11 weeks starts then!

Friday, 17 May 2013


Felt a bit guilty as no training as had to go to Birmingham for a course and then out for dinner.

Thursday, 16 May 2013


30mins - feeling better each time.
Will's birthday so lots of cake!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


7 - 8 x 310m on 60secs

Lost count of the number of sets - basically 60 mins of swimming with 45 mins of IMP work. Had the stroke rate at 60 instead of 65 as just can't keep the form. This is the only time I get the heart rate up at the moment - feels good.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


5km, usual format, 4km before pain came on. Hope the pain free distance increases. Coming up to 11 weeks to go when I need to get a bit more serious.

Sunday, 12 May 2013


4min on 30sec off. Tried shortening stride and using a metronome set on iphone at 80-90bleeps a minute - felt quicker than usual and no pain really.