Many weeks have passed now since I did The Bastion. I’ve had all summer now to reflect on what now seems like quite a distant memory; almost a dream of a day, and everything that led to finish 140.6 miles in a day by wetsuit, bike and trainers. It sounds so cliché, but doing an… Continue reading Life after ironing
Anyone that follows me on Twitter will know that I have become a bit obsessed by the Olympics. I’ve been struck down by Olympic fever and I’m not taking anything to get rid of it. I love sport, and the show of all shows in such a variation of sports on around the clock makes… Continue reading The Olympics and influence
I earned the nickname ‘snappy’ in the final days before The Bastion. It had been a long time since I had felt as nervous as I did before last Sunday, and Sunday had been a long time coming. My parents arrived on the Thursday before, and with them and Wimbledon to distract… Continue reading The Bastion – my race
There are only 3 weeks to go until The Bastion now. Well, 2 weeks and 6 days now. 2 weekends. 2 full weeks without an ironman at the end. How has this come around so fast?! It was only January yesterday, surely? But here we are – TWENTY DAYS TO GO! On Sunday, I did… Continue reading How to be an ironman: halfway there
It’s 6 weeks until The Bastion now. It’s come round so quickly, and yet at times it feels like it will never be over. I’m starting to struggle now. The physical and mental tiredness is starting to really kick in and I really wish napping at your desk was socially acceptable. I’m starting to feel… Continue reading How to be an ironman: 6 weeks to go
Sunday was like a mock exam. A chance to put into practice everything I’ve been working towards since January. Standing in the pouring rain on Saturday afternoon looking out across the Grafham water, my stomach churned with dread. I hadn’t revised well enough for this. It was going to go horribly wrong. Sunday morning… Continue reading The Grafman middle distance triathlon 2016
Eight weeks. Eight. EIGHT! That’s not very long really, is it? But that’s all I have left to train for this race I’ve signed myself up to. The hours per week of training keep going up and up, and I seem to be spending more and more time in the shower and/or eating. I’m still,… Continue reading How to be an ironman: 8 weeks to go!