Due to a few days with strong winds, I was forced to miss most of my swim sessions this week. The bad weather also forced me off the road bike onto the mountain bike a few of times. I feel I'm putting in the miles on the bike but not enough quality miles is resulting in little improvement. The bike is certainly an area I need to focus on. My first serious running speedwork session since the Florence Marathon made me reaslise I need to get the speed back into my running in order to get on track for a good time at London in April

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Welcome to my blog. This is a personal diary documenting my quest to complete my first Ironman triathlon and maybe one day qualify for the World Championships in Hawaii. I hope to post at least one entry per week. Whilst I can't imagine why anyone would be interested to read this, I hope it might be of some use to others who are training and may want to learn from my mistakes. I hope also that it may inspire others to have a go at triathlon and maybe one day take part in an Ironman.

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05/04/2011 12:44:10
#ff here's one for all the #triathlon fans out there. #thriathlete @todd_leckie who we hope will be competing at London 2012 #olympics
25/03/2011 09:45:29
Can't wait for my new specialized stumpjumper HT mountain bike to arrive next week.
20/10/2010 16:06:48
A new Challenge race in the UK mid September next year! Would it be too much to do this and IMUK next year? http://www.challengehenley.com/
21/09/2010 19:18:53
Thinking about main race targets for next year. How does this sound?... London marathon, Ironman UK and South Downs Way 100 mile (run).
16/08/2010 19:33:36

Hey, check out Mat's
personal best times...

5 km 00:17:49
5 miles 00:28:54
10 km 00:36:58
10 miles 01:03:28
half marathon 01:20:37
30 km 02:04:01
marathon 02:59:55
54 miles 08:50:55 (L2B)
100 km 11:35:53
100 miles 20:42:36
145 miles 42:06:00 (GUCR)
24 hours 181.1 km (track)

Olympic Tri 02:18:34
Half Ironman 05:04:21
Ironman Tri 10:49:39