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Hard At Work

Hard At Work

This is really just a quick post to apologise for the lack of posting. I am a couple of days into my big training camp in the Pyrenees and it’s taking a lot out of me. If not for some pretty solid training there’s always the insect sting to the face that has me on […]


Thoughts on Running from a Long Run

Thoughts on Running from a Long Run

In the little gaps of time between training, when I’m not sleeping or eating or possibly wasting time with Twitter I think a lot about training. You’ve seen some of the fruits of this with the graphs I’ve filled recent posts with. Don’t worry, there aren’t any today, but I have started on some for […]


One Down Four to Go

One Down Four to Go

My first week back at training is done! I’m exhausted! We’re under control and on plan, but I really need all the rest I can get right now. I feel it if I go anywhere below 7 hours sleep and notice the benefits when I’m over 8 hours. There’s no room to shirk on those […]


Five Weeks to Fitness

Five Weeks to Fitness

I’m not sure whether the title should finish with an exclamation mark or a question mark. We’re now less than seven weeks away from Kona and I’ve started my five week build to race fitness. After a very solid three week break it feels like a bit of a mountain to climb. Still I needed […]


And Then What?

And Then What?

If you’ve read my About Me page (much in need of updating) you’ll have read ‘I aim to improve my times in Ironman triathlons with a goal of reaching Hawaii’. Well I’m going to Hawaii. I’ve completed the goal. Which is why when I first got asked what my aim for Kona was it dawned […]


Rules for Racing Lean

Lately I’ve found myself in the odd position of being a dietary advisor. Odd because I’m not a dietician and my recent dietary adaptations have been a new experience for me. There’s the fact that I’m being asked about the Paleo Diet, but I’ve never read the book! I’ve discussed it with friends who have […]


Seven Morning Afters – Recovering from Ironman UK

Seven Morning Afters – Recovering from Ironman UK

Today’s post is dedicated to laziness. After a week off training and so much of everything else I normally do it seems appropriate. It’s also a bit of a mix of content as there’s not too much to tell from a seven days spent mostly laying about doing nothing! I do have a chart though. […]


Challenge Roth to Ironman UK – Recovery, Tapering and Over-Analysis

Less than two weeks to Ironman UK and the limited amount of training I’ve done so far has clearly established one thing. There’s not going to be much quality training the next week or two! I had some illusions that I might throw in some decent sessions, but so far no luck. My legs are […]