After the missed swim sessions last week, I made a major breakthough in the swimming this week. The weather has been beautiful and the sea has been calm and clear blue. I managed to swim about a mile in around 30-35 minutes and then went on to make it about 1.5 miles in around 45-50 minutes. The first time I've gone over a mile. I'm now thinking I should be revising my Ironman swim target from 1:30 to something a bit quicker, maybe even as quick as 1:15

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Over the past few weeks I've done something I've never tried before. Firstly I've improved my diet, cutting out all refined sugars and going for more complex carbs. I have also recorded all my calories and also my weight each day. I began by limiting my intake to 3500 kcal per day, but have seen a steady loss in weight. I'm slowly increasing the calories (currently 3800 kcal per day) until I see the weight stabalise.

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05/04/2011 12:44:10
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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?
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