From not being able to swim I completed my first Ironman with just 9 months of training back in 2010, fast forward 5 years and I smashed over 4 hours off my time with the right knowledge and training. This e-book is my journey into Ironman from the complete beginner to the more experienced athlete … Continue reading How I went over 4 hours faster at Ironman
Well after months and months of training which seem to go on for ever, race day was finally here. Luckily this event starts at a respectable time of 8.45am which means no stupid 3am alarm call so was nice to be able to get up just before 6am making sure you have the all important … Continue reading Barcelona Ironman
With just 4 weeks to go until Ironman this was my peak session and a really chance to see how hard I can push ready for race day. This brick session was recommended but Pro triathlete Joe Skipper and for me the 10mile run is an ideal distance to complete as I see no really … Continue reading Last big brick session 100mile/10mile
Well this is my last race before Barcelona so the last chance to test out my race plans. The race is a well attended event which attracts a decent number of athletes including pro Lucy Gossage! The bike course is flat so a good test to see what speed I can acheive with my target … Continue reading Ely monster middle triathlon
When you book an Ironman it is normally a year in advance and you think its never going to come round but then suddenly it hits you that it is reality and panic sets in! My training plan is due to increase to around 16hours per week which will mainly be increased of cycling miles … Continue reading 12 weeks to go till Ironman!
This was my first go at a middle distance race and for me was a test just to see how my body dealt with racing slightly longer and how hard I could push it. My greatest problem previously has been cramp which I have had a various points during racing and during all 3 disciplines! … Continue reading The Grafman middle distance
I thought I would use the excuse of 3 races in 5 days to really kick start my Ironman training which is now about 16 weeks away! After a long winter of endurance riding its time to try and get some of my slight speed back!! Cambridge TT Saturday 6th June This was the first … Continue reading Ironman training starts……
Prep for my day of cycling in Lanzarote was not great due to having a few pints and the odd glass of wine the night before which is never great! I could not get the route on my Garmin so just went with a screen shot on my phone of the route although that was not a … Continue reading Up the Haria……..