Category: Races

So how do you follow Ironman? Well knowing what is possible and having a coach I decided to focus on one of those sporting monkeys that I carried…the sub 4 hour marathon… Training in a completely different way with Lee from Tri-Topia, using Heart Rate and training smart….

10km is a long way to swim….but after a summer of training endless lengths in the pool it was good to get underway. 2:23:43 means 8.5km swim plus 1.5km assisted by tide. Truly stunning, more photos to add.

As per the plan, The Forestman Race strategy really started at 3:30pm…..12 hours before wake up. Having spent time with Mark Kleanthous (triathlon author and extreme athlete) www.ironmate.co.uk on a training camp in Lanzarote we learnt that Nutrition was one of the key factors for success. The day before Ironman should probably be relaxed, feet up, calm, reading, dozing…..reality is it’s a hectic day. First we went for a very short swim, 20 minute spin on the bike and the…

  12 hours : 34 minutes ; 28 seconds Race Report to follow.    

Dorney Lake is a great place to swim….no current, straight, clean/fresh water, shallow – you can just about see the bottom. This swim event was perfect timing – the bank holiday weekend was described as the BIG WEEKEND :- Saturday 180km bike Sunday 25km run Monday 5km swim On Friday a race email came out recommending an easy weekend being well rested for the swim! The weather was pants but if it’s going to be pants it might as well…

Having just come home from Tri-Topia, a training camp in France run by my Ironman coach, Lee Thomas, the following is a summary of my Race Day Strategy for the Ironman distance triathlon, the Forestman – six weeks out. The race strategy starts at 3:30 PM on the afternoon of the day before, this is 12 hours before breakfast, and provides sufficient time for digestion 9:30 PM the night before, bed time with a can of Rice Pudding, this is…

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