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Ironman Wales

Ironman Wales

As I mentioned in my last post I’m already signing up races for next year.  As well as Windsor and the Outlaw Half, I’ve now also entered the Long Course Weekend in Tenby… … and Ironman Wales!  That’s my big one for next year, a beast of an Ironman with a challenging sea swim, big hills on the bike and run, and enthusiastic support from locals and visitors all around.  Tenby becomes Ironman Town over the...

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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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First week’s training post-Ironman entry!

First week’s training post-Ironman entry!

So, did entering Ironman UK change the way I approached training this week? Firstly, what I did: Monday – 4 mile run Tuesday – 4 mile run, 1 hour swim Wednesday – 10 mile bike & 4 mile brick Thursday – rest Friday – 1 hour swim & strength training Saturday – half hour run with sprint drills Sunday – 19 mile bike & 4 mile brick More brick sessions, faster runs, more concerted effort to...

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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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Fink

Fink

This arrived today.  Can’t wait to get stuck in, and very soon I’m going to decide which Ironman to do next year (I’m toying between Wales and UK…)  IronmanWales was always my first choice, mainly because I live in Wales!  But … IronmanUK is before the summer holidays rather than after (so I could reward myself and, more to the point, my family with a holiday afterwards).  It’s also a lake swim and...

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