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, 1 June 2013


Chester triathlon tomorrow. Day with family today, a little bit of cycling but nothing to write about. 30mins core exercises with George - he's getting good!

I'm going to have to be really strict tomorrow and just trot round on the run. It can be depressing at times!

Friday, 31 May 2013


3km at 60 strokes/min (1hour)

Felt good. Have to be careful I don't do too much in my injury prone state!

Run 3km
To work and back

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


5km (am)

5km (pm)

- saw sue at Lilleshall. Lots of glute stretching work prescribed. Felt cared for which is half the effect I think.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


5km (am) 2km (pm)

Just aiming for lots of short runs - it's getting easier

Sunday, 26 May 2013

10 weeks to go
Weight 71.1Kg 11.5%



With SYtri people - To Ironbridge and back. Wonderful weather and scenery. Good conversations and some steep hills.

Had the speedplay pedals on today - felt much more forgiving than the "look" brand. The injuries are behaving themselves, couldn't ask for more.

Happy with the weight but am probably going to have to start calorie counting as hitting the kitchen in the evening.