Tag: Tri-Topia

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….

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

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…

20th – 27th February – Week 7/8 of 24 Weeks – until Race Day – 22 June Thursday: Travelling + Evening sea swim 1 km Friday: Run 10.69 km + 71 km Bike + 3.5 km run off bike Saturday: Swim 2 km + 73 km Bike + 3.5 km run off bike Sunday: 17 km Trail running + 37 km bike Monday: 1.5 km swim + 37 km bike + 47 km bike Tuesday: 1.5 km swim + 13 km Trail…

Xmas 2012 I bought a Giant Defy 3 to spend some time cycling with my mate AJ who’d become addicted! 27 March 2013, Nicky Binning posted on Facebook, “Torn ACL, MCL, damaged my cartilage and inside knee cap!” 27th April I was in Nicky’s seat, driving to Tri-Topia’s training camp in France. The Accidental Triathlete had began…

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