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Ironman UK 2013…

Ironman UK 2013…

… date is being announced on Monday! Hoping it’s not July 21st (my son’s birthday). Hoping it IS July 28th (my birthday). Can’t think of a better way of spending my 44th… Share this:EmailFacebook

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Open Water …

Open Water …

Just bought my first wetsuit!  An ex-hire suit from TriUk.  Really helpful guy on the phone took my measurements and confirmed the size I needed, so now I’m just waiting for it to land before heading off for my first open water swim.  I’m thinking of going here. Very exciting!  Hoping to get a few OW swims in this year before it gets too cold, then next year I’ll probably upgrade to a better suit for Ironman...

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Wiggle it

Wiggle it

“You can never have too much kit.”  This is something my Ironman mentor told me, but I already knew it.  And we all know it’s true, don’t we… So I’ve Wiggled it a bit this week, buying myself a new cycling top (up to now I’ve been wearing running tee shirts), and a sit-on-the-handlebars-snack-thingy.  You know.  This. So now I have my new cycling kit and toys to play with and I’m dying to...

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Appreciation of Effort

Appreciation of Effort

Four years ago, I was aware that the Olympics was on but I didn’t watch much of it.  I was pleased when we won a few medals.  And every now and then I even put myself out to watch an event or two. This year it was very different.  I was glued to the TV set for 16 days, often during the day when I should have been working, and every evening for the round-up and highlights.  I’ve blubbed more in the last 16 days than the last...

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A different kind of training…

A different kind of training…

Well, OK, it isn’t training at all, but last weekend I went camping with my family, brother, sisters, and extended family for a couple of birthday celebrations (my 43rd included).  There was beer and burgers.  There wasn’t much running.  I guess I was training for post race celebrations, and in that I exceeded. But… I cycled a bit with my son.  We played a couple of games of baseball.  Walked around a forest a bit....

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Post-race blues?

Post-race blues?

A marathon is a bloody hard thing to do.  Sometimes I forget that … which sounds foolish considering the amount of sweat and despair I expend doing one (but ending in delight and excitement).  But it challenges the body and the mind.  I think for the past two weeks, both my body and mind have been getting over it. Training has been … haphazard, at best.  I’ve done some bikes rides, mainly with my family or my son on...

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