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!


Train hard Race easy

Good is the enemy of excellence

It's not meant to be easy

If you're going to try - go all the way
- Do or don't do there is no try - Yoda

Action preceeds motivation


Progression - you can either go faster/further/less rest/more often

This too will pass (m.aurelius)

If your going through hell, keep going (W. Churchill)

Pain is weakness leaving the body

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Performance = Potential - interference

The harder I work the luckier I get

Dick Hoyt - pulls his son (now a fully grown man) in a boat, cycles with him and pushes him on the run of the entire ironman. Speechless!!!


Fat burns in a carbohydrate flame

Train with protein race without

What was hard will become easy

"Whatever you can do, or dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it" Goethe

There is nothing more powerful than a made up mind.

Knee, drive, cadence - (a mantra for running - it helps)

Ride hard when it's slow (and high speed for low watts)

Injuries are opportunities to come back stronger

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