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,…

Emma Pallant & Stuart Hayes - AJ Bell London Triathlon

Polar M200: Wins Challenge Gran Canaria

BMC-ETIXX-sponsored athlete Emma Pallant won Challenge Gran Canaria (Middle Distance Triathlon) by 6 seconds and here she is sporting the Polar M200 and a nice Polar-sponsored T-shirt, below. The often politically-correct BBC fail again to give her (and women’s sport in general) equal billing with their limited coverage of the pro race. Instead they cover the Yorkshire-bloke…

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.…