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, 7 June 2014

Rollers 60min

Doing a bit of body maintenance now. Lunges, foam rolling etc, the lunges with left leg forwards really hits the right quad which would go with my pattern of injuries.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Rollers 60min

20min with George and Ella - had to be seen to be believed. George loves joining in - he's better at scissor kicks (lying on your back and lifting alternate legs up) than both of us.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


60min rollers

5km run

Probably the best run so far. Still bad with some pain etc, but so much better than this time last year - with horrible cramping hamstrings (short psoas and quads from too much bike training!)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Weigh in 69.9Kg


2km with 6 x 250min at 65 strokes a minute.

Happy to see the weight below 70kg, not sure what the target is. Relaxed about this these days. I guess it would be good to get to 68.5Kg that would mean carrying the water bottles for free?

Sunday, 1 June 2014