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, 6 July 2013


10km with Ella
Good run as got it done. Bad because technique was awful, Ella was much faster and said I didn't run like my usual self.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Lunges and mobility work. Some achilles/calf strengthening.
Reading all I can about achilles problems - following the advice

1km drill

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Exercise stress testing course London - Day 2

Second day of the course

10km run in evening along my old route - Millennium bridge/Westminster bridge. Depressing at times as used to zip along. Walked Millennium bridge and following that ran a little more pain free - felt good.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Exercise stress testing course London - Day 1

Down in London for a two day course - exercising people on bikes to stratify risk prior to surgery. http://www.ebpom.org/cpetCourse2013London

I learnt a lot and will try a few of their protocols myself.

Went to the gym in the evening for 45 mins

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Monday, 1 July 2013

Weigh in 68.9kg - getting there

5km to massage and 5km back.
Ella home with migraine so rest of day looking after the offspring.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

5 weeks to go


Up at 6am to get it done early. Plan was to do about 5hours and 125km. Cycled to Mark's house (he's doing the Outlaw next weekend) then 50km to meet up with SYtri club ride. 40km with them, a quick coffee then another 25km to round it off.
My right thigh is still far from OK. After the ironman I think I need to do some serious sorting out.