Ironman Build – The Shape of the Pear

I always thought that pears had quite a nice shape. But when applied to training ‘maybe not’. My training is on the verge of going pear-shaped in the bad, metaphorical sense. The volume is increasing steadily by half an hour a week. There’s an all-prevalent sense of mild tiredness throughout my body but nothing particularly aches,…

My Ironman Journey: Running Shock / Impact / Braking

A mate has invited me on a 22 mile run next week. Oh dear. I don’t think I’ve ever run that far. That got me thinking about my newfound injury-freeness. I probably haven’t changed my technique/strength that much over the last year or so despite a few tweaks probably keeping the dreaded injuries at bay.…

Ironman Staffs 70.3 – 92% Full

I was thinking of sneaking this one into the mix. But at 92% full (source: triathlonbusiness) it’s likely my procrastination levels will mean I won’t. I seem to remember my research said this was the ‘easiest’ one to do? In terms of flatness that is. My back aches at the thought of that in TT.…