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!

Friday, 14 June 2013


12 hour day at work and on call tonight. One episode of family guy, and the night feed then bed.

Thursday, 13 June 2013


18km 2.5hours with lots of stops

Felt OK so carried on running. I've been looking wistfully at the running trails around here - I finally managed one of them. Hope it wasn't too much. Still can't work out what muscle is responsible for the shenanigans with the right leg. Up until today the Ironman really was up in the air. The run is still a fair bit more than today - but i'm happy with that. One of the reasons for this session is that I'm on call for the next 3-4 days so won't be able to do that much.

Followed the Severn

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Looking after children tonight so just time for a quick run. Pain free but very asymmetrical - hope that get better.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

- 5km to gym and back
- random weights to keep some muscle mass whilst calorie counting
- 1km 20mins

- A really good session

The gym was interesting - did some cable work tied to my ankle. Found when tied to the left leg and standing on the right my balance was awful. Also, doing scissor kicks there seems to be a muscle on my right leg I don't have on the left! I will investigate more.

Monday, 10 June 2013



The longest run for a while. Took the best part of 2 hours. It's like i'm learning to run again, beware of cycling too much.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

8 Weeks to go



Slow paced. Really felt the right leg wanting to cross the midline on the return leg. No i'm thinking its an adductor problem. Difficult to get a massage there as it's a little intimate!