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, 27 July 2013


More of the same 800m. Did venture into the gym and do a little.

Friday, 26 July 2013


Same as yesterday - 800m felt like I had to do something. Hope I didn't leave any germs in the pool.

Thursday, 25 July 2013


Only 800m but wanted to do something - wake feeling OK then rubbish in afternoon - weird. Ella has the same. I would have hoped to spend the time stretching etc, but no energy.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Have cold - feel rubbish - this is going to have to count as a taper

Monday, 22 July 2013

Weigh in 67.2kg

Cold is better but not enough to get much done. Did do a bit of stretching - achilles now hurting at the insertion on the left - this is NOT good - it's been mid-length on both up until now which is very treatable apparently. Hopefully this enforced rest is allowing for some repair.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Ironman 2 weeks today

30mins - The cold remains, evening walk is all I feel like doing