Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get this out there, but the therapy has been paying off.
So, having retired from Ironman racing after Kona 2012, here is my Ironman Mallorca race report! Yep, it seems you can’t keep a good man down, or a stupid one, apparently. It was darkest November 2013 when it would appear none of my synapses were firing properly, that I signed up for the recently announced full Ironman in Alcudia, Mallorca. Continue reading →
So you’ve done all the training and now you find yourself on the start line for the race of your life. You’ve had your pre race meal, checked your bike, found your way to the water, put your cap on and made sure your goggles aren’t leaking. Once the gun goes off, there is little else you can do other than trust in your training and get on with it. But how you deal with the demons in your head during the race can have a huge impact on your result at the end. Continue reading →
Something that may not be considered during your training for triathlon, but is the 4th discipline-NUTRITION. Not only does it need to be thought about throughout your training, but it is very important on race day, and for quite a few people, can stop them finishing an IM. Nailing your nutrition is very important, and something that you need to pay attention to well in advance. Over the years, I have figured out what works best for me, but what works for me won’t necessarily work for you. But leave it until race day to find out, and you could be in a whole world of trouble. Continue reading →
Race day started early with a 4 am alarm followed by a very light breakfast of the tried and tested Rice Krispies. We then headed down to race start in plenty of time for body marking and final pre race bike checks. Whilst in transition, I caught up with my friend Arne from Oslo. We had met 2 years previously at Ironman Nice where he beat me by 12 seconds. Last year we raced each other again and I beat him by 9 seconds. Incredible! And here we were again, 2 good friends brought together by Ironman. On paper I was faster on the swim and bike, but Arne is a super fast runner, and if anyone was going to run me down, this Norwegian would (Beatles joke). We wished each other luck as the start approached. I said goodbye to the family and headed for Dig Me Beach. Continue reading →