Tag: Ironman

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…

Grit & Determination. I don’t excel, I wasn’t born with the genetics of an elite athlete, I don’t posses extraordinary skills: I swam for the school, nothing special – nothing since I’m no cyclist – I bought my first adult road bike for Xmas 2012, and I’ve struggled to find the power I’m not much of a runner – 2 marathons (12 years apart) neither below 4 hours So why an IRONMAN…… because without any special skills it can still…

  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…

Thank you to Rona & Steve for creating this video – a great momento of the trip and training with my race buddy Dave ‘Notso’ Bright!

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