Category Archives: Ironman

A Beginner Triathlete’s Guide to Running in the Woods

By far the best idea I’ve had in my short triathlon career was to listen to a colleague at work when, to my whinge that I was bored of normal training, she said, “…go running in the woods, you’ll love it!”. And, she was right. I did. I’m now loving a bit of the old […]
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6 Techniques to Beat the Post Ironman Blues

I can honestly say I will never forget that finishing shoot as long as I live. Utterly overwhelming. I’m so proud of my achievement, I know I’ve inspired my (some of my) mates, I know I’ve made (most of) my family proud and I’ve raised good money for a deserving charity. I am fitter now than […]
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Getting the M dot Ironman tattoo.

Once you’ve successfully completed a full distance official Ironman event, you’ve earned the right to call yourself an Ironman and get yourself an ‘M dot’ Ironman tattoo. The ‘M dot’ is the name given to the logo that the official Ironman corporation uses. It’s typically a thick red ‘M’ with an equally thick red dot placed just above it in […]
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‘YOU ARE AN IRONMAN’ – A First Timer’s Review

A full blown account of the 2013 Ironman Austria race day from a first timers perspective… maybe my experiences will encourage other beginners to go for it, to conquer their own first Ironman challenge? Who knows. I hope so. I warn you now though, this is not a short post (in fact it’s about 13 […]
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10 simple beginner goals for Ironman Austria

Being a bit of a goal junkie, and after a brief but enlightening consultation with the wisest man I know in triathlon (no names mentioned Keith Lewis of the SwimShed), here is the list of my 10 simple (but achievable) goals for Ironman Austria 2013. My training will be focused solely on reaching these objectives.