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, 22 March 2014

Run 5km

There's going to be a lot of this "run 5km"! Would've swam but pool has strange hours - kids on a Saturday.

A fair bit of cycling with the tribe.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Run 5km

My standard 5km run. This time last year it was hurting just to do 1km. It's a world better but I massively over-reached on the bike - it's not surprising it's taking as long to get better.

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Too tired after marathon period of work, even if it was satisfying.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


36hour shift for work + very short staffed. On call overnight - zero chance for exercise.
Had my follow up orthopaedic appointment - I had been told I need a hip replacement and this was the confirmatory MRI. Looks like I still do - "he'll do one whenever i've had enough"

So the plan is to soldier on and try and get round this 10th Ironman - before going under the knife. Boo-hoo.

Weight loss more important than ever - need to pick a date to start that.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

5Km Run

Very busy at the moment so the entries will be short 

Monday, 17 March 2014

18 weeks to go till Ironman UK - back to the blog!

This year will be the 10th in a row Ironman UK. It's hit and miss whether i'll get to the start line as i've been told I may need a hip replacement!!! (it's congenital maybe with a bit of overuse?!)

Anyway, I will do my best to get round this year.

I'll keep the entries short and sweet till I get up and running with it.

Today - 45min swim mainly drill.