I am so chuffed to have completed the Cardiff to Tenby ride this weekend, it took a huge amount of courage, my longest ride yet- 106 miles! I was super nervous starting in Cardiff, there was lots of traffic and I got separated from the little group I started with, I then had an injury and cut my fingers by doing something stupid (which I’m too embarrassed to share). So I was then on my own, with bleeding, sore fingers and not 100% sure of the route! I had a little ‘wobble’ and the doubt crept in for a minute- … Continue reading Blood Sweat and Tears!
I have officially started the training plan now which means 20 weeks until the big event! It is a ‘Super Simple’ Ironman Training Plan written by Matt Fitzgerald (Endurance sports writer, coach and nutritionist). I followed his 70.3 plan which … Continue reading 20 Weeks and Counting!
Of the three disciplines I would say that the bike leg is the one I favour. Having always ridden mountain bikes, and lately becoming a MAMIL and riding the inaugural Velothon in Cardiff I have some confidence that I should … Continue reading Training for “The Bike”
I’ve managed a few more road rides on my new bike, weather hasn’t been great, but had one sunny, gorgeous early morning ride around Gower- aiming to get as many hills in as possible! I love getting up and out … Continue reading Mixing it Up!
I’ve had my first road ride this week which went well, those brutal, vomit inducing watt bike classes are paying off! I also did my swim session with my husband’s super fast ‘Masters’ group – I trailed behind – slow … Continue reading Nothing that is worthwhile is ever easy!
Kate Croall, AKA my sister, writes about her story and her journey into Ironman Continue reading Bring it on !
Well I have finally made it into the pool ! Im only about 2 months behind everyone else, but hey ho I did it. Subsequent visits should come easier now. Having been reading a good Ironman swim for months, it … Continue reading 6 reasons your legs sink in Freestyle Swimming
Here’s a few links to some really interestings topics on the ironman training website. Very usefull if you are busy Mam or Dad trying to fit in training around life. Go check them out. Continue reading Some Useful posts from Ironman training
After having another episode of data going awol on my 910XT i thought id see if there was anyway of digging into the files on the … Continue reading Garmin 910XT bypassing Garmin Connect
For many years I have dreamed of completing an Ironman, way before ever taking part in any sprint tri’s or sportive. It has always seemed like an enigma, an impossible challenge. Well I am turning it into a possible challenge … Continue reading My Ironman journey starts