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Analysis…

Analysis…

As my aches and pains fade and my body starts to heal (although my knee is still letting me know I did an Ironman 2 weeks ago!), it’s inevitable that sometimes I wonder if I could have gone any quicker. I’m delighted at my 14:12 finishing time, and never once has a shred of disappointment appeared!  But I think anyone who’s done an Ironman would have to analyse their race.  It’s the way our minds work …...

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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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Ironman UK 2013 – ENTERED

Ironman UK 2013 – ENTERED

“We confirm your entry for Ironman UK on 4th August 2013.”  As they say in the USA, ‘now this shit’s gettin’ real.’  I’m entered.  Paid up.  And so the countdown begins … By the end of this year I want to be at a good level of base fitness, then in January the 30 week Ironman training plan begins (I’m following a plan from the Don Fink book).  Perfect timing, just after New Year....

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