Tag: Forestman

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.    

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…

As we enter the last two months and having put so much effort in I reckon there are two things I can do to try to make this a ‘little‘ easier! If someone gave me 4 Kilo Bags of sugar at the start of the race and said carry these of course the response would be F*** that! Having started 2013 at 14 stone the year was quite a success losing a stone quite easily. However my Uni weight was…

First Race of the 2014 season after a long hard winter of training. It will sound weird but despite all the training it was with some trepidation that I came to Mercedes World in Weybridge at the Brooklands Race Track, was I really fit enough, could I break the 2 hour mark, etc etc. My thoughts were to take the first half easy….see how I felt at half way and then if I had the legs go for the 2…

We’re exactly 3 months, 90 days, 13 weeks to go…. Where am I at? Swimming – lots of work since Lanzarote, and a big swim week this week, speed and endurance has really improved quickly with the extra effort and sessions. I’ve not yet done 3800 metres but to 2500 metres I’m certainly strong….more pool time and as the weather improves wet suit swimming and we’ll be ready. Bike – Lanzarote made a huge difference to my confidence, nearly broke…

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