What a week! First the Breca Gower Swimrun and then the Long Course Weekend Tenby. Both incredible events in the most gorgeous surroundings, with the sun shining and calm waters!! The Breca event consisted of: Run: 17.8km | Swim: 2.2km | Transitions: 8 | Total: 20km | Total Ascent: 560m … Continue reading 3 Events in 1 Week!
They say aero is everything, in cycling the biggest force you are pushing against is the air. And as I am going to be required to be cycling 112 miles and then have enough energy to run(more likely run / … Continue reading Aero is everything
The next challenge is the Gower Breca Swimrun in July! So with my team mate Tom Richardson we have tried to get in the sea as much as possible and have started running in our wetsuits and swimming in our trail shoes! Crazy I know but what a way to experience our amazing coastline! Training is going well especially now the sea has warmed up a bit, we did our first open water 3K distance and felt good! All this training I think is starting to rub off! Ed, who is 9- did first proper sea swim tonight … Continue reading Just keep swimming…running…swimming..running
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