Tag: Forestman Triathlon

  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…

Today is 6 weeks to go. In 42 days at 3:00pm I’m hopefully on the run course! The past 7 days have been the hardest training ever, visiting the triathlon training camp run by my coach Lee Thomas in France, Tri-Topia, a small group of us have been through a focused Ironman training week. Tri-Topia is based in rural France, 4hrs/30mins due South from Caen ferry port which is 5hrs/30mins by ferry from Portsmouth. With a private 25Metre pool in the…

In March I took the decision to purchase a Time Trial Bike, much to the disillusionment of my wife, it was a difficult decision as it was a significant spend and the benefit was a real unknown,  500km later, where friends described images of the Argon as ‘Bike Porn’ I have to report – I have a new mistress! It would be fair to say I was struggling to enjoy the Giant, I went quite well uphill, but over the long…

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…

Not very long ago it was 13 weeks to go…now it’s 9 weeks, with a 2 week taper that is only 7 weeks hard training left, good thing or bad thing? It’s a good thing, there is only so long that this level of training, and this level of focus, can be maintained, I’m doing everything that my coach @ Tri-Topia populates into the Training Peaks software, this week was a step up in the mid week volumes with Tuesday…

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