Ironman Blog

HUSBAND, FATHER, WRITER, PAINTER and ageing athlete who hasn’t quite hung up the lycra.

A Storm Coming

You know when your nose is running and it feels like you’re swallowing glass, and your ear aches, and there is a storm coming, and they haven’t cancelled the race, and you can’t sleep, and you check the phone, and they haven’t even postponed, and there is still a storm coming, and you decide common…
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The Comeback Kid – Ironman Italy 2019

My state of undress did nothing to help as I shivered in the cold prefabricated room. But my concerns and attention were fixed on the screen above the bed where a grainy black and white image of a heart beat slowly. Distracted by movement next to me, I turned and looked down at the strings…
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Another Year Another Go.

Well that was a funny old year. Obviously, outside of my own direct experience it was in many ways a horrible nasty little year – best forgotten.

A kick in the ….

I had been training OK up to June 20th. Every week was better, I was getting fit again.

Brilliant, brilliant, lovely…

Anyway, I had my inguinal canal patched up.

I am not a hypochondriac but…

Over the last few weeks I have been struggling to get rid of a bad cough.

What’s been going on.

Between dodgy satellite broadband and not having the time or energy to sit down and go through my awful spelling, it’s been a while since I updated my training log online. It should all be up there now and pretty much up to date.

IRONMAN Maastricht-Limburg.

This sh@#* just got real again. Signed up this morning for IRONMAN Maastricht-Limburg in my quest to get back to Kona in October. While I am on, a quick update.  I have pulled back from coaching with A1 for a while.  I just haven’t the time at the moment.  But there are great things going…
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