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“Tim, you are an Ironman!”

“Tim, you are an Ironman!”

Ironman UK, Bolton — 4th August, 2013 On 10th September 2012, I paid my entry fee for Ironman UK. I’d run my first couple of marathons that year, and raced my first two triathlons. I had the bug. I was fitter than I’d been in a long time, and leaner. But for me, the mere thought of Ironman was something way beyond my capability, or my comprehension. I’d only been riding a road bike for 4 months, and I could barely...

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Steak and Squashed Frogs

Steak and Squashed Frogs

But not together. Had an OK training week this week, especially since I had a big social event mid-week … a semi-regular Beef Steak Night I have with two of my best buddies.  But I multi-tasked!  I cycled down to Newport via Caerleon before indulging on a day-long ale and meat-fest.  Naughty, but nice. NEWT swim on Tuesday was OK, but I suffered cramps for the first time in the pool.  I had a hard run Tuesday morning, think I...

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Isca Duathlon

Isca Duathlon

Just entered Isca Duathlon for 7th April, it’ll be a nice training session!  It’s also pretty close to where I live, and I’ll be running past a friend’s house.  I’ll ask him to put the kettle on.  Especially for the second run … that’s a hilly course!  Share...

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Week Two – Snowmageddon!

Week Two – Snowmageddon!

Well, if we were to believe the forecasts and the round-the-clock coverage pre-snowstorm, we were about to get snowed in for months on end by the Biggest Storm the World Has Ever Seen.  And lo, the shops’ shelves were bare of bread and milk, because these commodities are all people eat and drink when it’s snowing. Turned out it wasn’t quite that bad.  But 5 inches of snow on Friday made the tail-end of the second week of...

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