Countdown to IM Copenhagen

T-8 months Or 34.5 weeks, or 242 days. Whatever way I look at it, I can feel some kind of pressure already building. Every time I'm in the pool, on the bike or out running, I'm envisaging what it's going to be like on the day itself. What challenges will I face? How many walls... Continue Reading →

The road to Ironman has begun

You know that feeling after an achievement that you can tackle any challenge? Well it can lead to decisions which will have a profound impact on your life. And it can start from something really small. A year ago in January we started running at lunch with a few colleagues. 10km killed us. So much... Continue Reading →

Getting closer to the next one

Training has been going OK the past few months. I've done my best to incorporate a swim and a bike ride weekly whilst continuing my running. I'm averaging 30-40kms per week usually so with 10 weeks to go until the Antwerp marathon on 22 April, I need to increase this to about 60km/week minimum. That's the... Continue Reading →

The importance of setting goals

Back in April, two colleagues and I set a goal of running the Amsterdam marathon. 6 months later, all three of us completed the challenge. Any previous training sequence I had begun, had always failed. I either got bored of running or 1 week of inactivity lead to 2, 3, 4,... which meant I always... Continue Reading →

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