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So, my plan for this years Ironman races was to go down the ‘Wiggins’ route and lose weight as three out of my four M-dot races this year are proper hilly! It turns out that’s not really working for me as I’ve also lost some strength. Sunday turned into a difficult day for another reason too of course - it was very hot - and that was something we’re just not used to!
Race day and up at 3:15, force down a bit of breakfast, then it’s a cab to Pennington Flash to check on my bike,…
Posted on July 24, 2012 at 18:00 — 4 Comments
The first Ironman Wales!
Arrived Thursday afternoon, went straight to registration above the South Beach where the swim was to start from and noticed the wind immediately! The marquees they had up were flapping around quite a bit and were held down with huge tanks of water on each corner - a sign of things to come!
Went for a practice swim on Friday morning - 1k took me 34 minutes (ouch!) in a choppy sea with bit of a current, still at least the rain had stopped for…
Posted on September 13, 2011 at 19:44 — 11 Comments
... or 'How not to do an Ironman'!
Firstly, big congrats to Ted with a fantastic finish time of 11 hours 21 mins - and fame as he was interviewed during the run and is on the official DVD!
My day didn't end quite so well ...
Swim was OK at 1:13. The bike leg wasn't too bad at 7:25, especially as the wind was a lot stronger than last year. So far so good - I'm a bit faster everywhere despite the increased wind and heat. First run loop (half…Continue
Posted on May 27, 2011 at 17:11 — 5 Comments
It's always good to try something new (isn't it?!) so when I got an email about the London Ultra Marathon 50K run a couple of weeks ago I just couldn't resist.
The route is point-to-point from Streatham Common (handy) to Wembley (not so handy!) and follows the Capital Ring through as many parks and river/canal banks as possible in between.
It kicked off with compulsory registration the day before in Wembley but it was combined with a small expo so you get to…Continue
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Mind over matter, and all that stuff ...
Anyone who watched 'Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man' can't fail to have been inspired. Here's a man, a year older than me, not in the best shape it must be said (!) but with less
than two months training, ran 43 Marathons in 51 days, covering over 1,100
miles. He also ran through much of Wales, Scotland and the…
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