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, 29 March 2014


Felt good today. Usual drill work
250 warm up
250 single arm
250 kick
250 65/min
250x2 race pace
80x2 IM 200 paddles
cool down + messing about

Thursday, 27 March 2014


50mins - with 2 x 300m at race pace. Hope to add sets of this weekly.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

45min swim

Ella went for a run at 6am. Went to the pool but it wasn't happening - messed around and enjoyed myself.

Sunday, 23 March 2014


50mins drill and speed work.
This is the one area where my hip isn't having too much of an impact. I'm enjoying the drills. Need to start introducing sets of speed work - but don't want to get an injury here too.