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!



swim for tri    
Flo swimming - good for drills and to prevent monotony 

Cycle fitting - Freespeed (London based Retul 3D motion capture)
Green tyres - puncture proof tyres
Shimano Campagnolo mix and match compatibility www.drivetraincalculator.com

mcmillan running   home of the famous mcmillan running calculator         
serpentine running  - london based running/triathlon club
How to tie your shoe laces (thought you already knew! have a look, these people really exist)      
Marathon talk podcast - UK based very informative
Strength and conditioning
Nike training club - aimed at the girls - really good, and free (see also app. below)


Other resources

Bike Hike (mapping)    
Athlinks - see all your results in one place
Protein and vitamins etc, - cheaper and better than anywhere else use my referrer code MP377965

London - Roberto
Hawaii - Kona sports therapy (808)-936 0662 - Chrissie Wellington's!

Conversion calculator - miles/km/speed/pace etc,

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Bounce- Matthew Syed
Drive - Daniel H. Pink
Gold in the water
Once a runner - John L Parker Jr. 
I'm Here to Win - Chris McCormack

Nike training club
Calorie counting - by my net diary
Bike Calculator - great to see how different positions affect speed