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TRI-HARD IRONMAN 2.

Well after 13 marathons i have made the push and moved over to triathlon,been training running wise over 31 years but needed some new goals.Took up triathlon in 2008, doing few sprints and completing one half ironman.Had good year in 2009 doing half ironman and done the big one UK IRONMAN. I have also done Helvellyn tri down as one of the top ten toughest in the world.Sportive wise i have done all of the long hard ones in the uk including Fred Whitton challenge,Northern rock cyclone,Richmond cycle club sportives,Lakeland loop,Chemo classic to name a few.In 2012 my goals are,

Sunderland marathon,Newcastle marathon,steelman (Half Iron)cyclone gold standard,wrynose or bust,captain cook challenge,chemo classic and whatever else i can fit in.Please feel free to comment **** off my training methods but they work.Today at moment best London Marathon 3:09,half mara 1:26,10k 40 mins and Ironman 11:25.

ANDAZ.

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SUNDERLAND 10K

Ran my first 10K for years on Sunday at Sunderland good few thousand running the 10K and half marathon organised by Steve Cram.Have never done any speed work this year with mostly training for 50K Ultra few weeks back.The weather was poor and breezy on ...

KIELDER 50K ULTRA MARATHON

Been while since last blog but still at it,this year I have mostly been training for 50K ultra marathon.I have been training similar if it was  a Marathon but doing long runs over two consecutive days.The race was round kielder reservoir and surrounding...

THE S.F.EXPERIENCE winter fan...

Well that was an event and a half.Arrived in Brecon beacons on Friday,for the event on Saturday 24K route march over the mountain peny-fan. This is the same route used by UK special forces in there selection.Prior to event two foot of snow had fell on B...

FIRST RACE 2016.

Plans in place for first race of 2016,Going to be doing an event called the SF Experience in January basically its a race over peny-fan in Wales its 24K over the mountain.To make it harder you carry weight of 35lb in DAYSACK as the race is ran by former...

KIELDER MARATHON

Sunday I ran kielder marathon,was a bit worried as longest run this year was 13.1 miles.Six of us from tri club on same start point.Weather was spot on for running the course is all on track and trail and very hilly 2000ft of ascent.We stuck together fo...

GREAT NORTH RUN

well really enjoyed NORTH RUN,first for fifteen years.Met up with friend and got metro to start.Was  a field of over 57000 runners.We were right at back it actually took us 20 mins too get over start line.As I had not done any real training I paced it o...

EASY 5K

First run since paras 10 on Sunday doms just gone,run was easy tonight sub 8:30s.Got myself a free number for Sundays GNR,in the eighties and nineties I used to run it most years think I done it fourteen times or so.Not really bothered about time as sta...

PARAS 10 RUN 35lb DAYSACK.

Good run today with a difference carried 35lb in weight in DAYSACK and in boots.On 4th Oct am doing a race were you have to run 10 miles with same.It is at infantry training centre Catterick home of the parachute regiment.The idea is you get close to or...

EASY 5 K

Nice recovery run today of 5K,no aches off Sundays 12 miler so happy with that was a nice easy 5K on a sub 9 min/mile pace not sure on plans for week will see how it goes. Andaz.

KIELDER MARATHON

Never blogged for years but have still been training the same.Entered kielder marathon its in October so today ran 12 miles in 1:40 nnot bothered what time I do as its just training run as I plan to do an ultra in 2016 having done loads triathlons inclu...

MARATHON OF THE NORTH SUNDERL...

Well yesterdays marathon was very tough day,weather was freezing and real windy for the marathon.The course is one of worst courses i have ran of 34 marathons but its local so still a good one.The race was mix of half mara,full mara and 10k with 10k set...

Marathon of the North.

well first blog of over six months but still been active.I have been in training since 6th jan for Sunderland marathon this sunday.This yr i have ran approx 30 miles week so training well with all things tri also.The reason i stopped blogging i felt lik...

LONG RUN.

Today was long run day so got weekend off to good start 18.5 miles ran in 2:45 nice easy pace of 8.59 min/mile and an average heart rate of 146 bpm well happy tomorrow looking at long bike ride if snow stays away here is hoping. Andaz.

TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN.

Well busy few days since last blog,Tuesday was turbo sess 35 mins at 67% MAX.Not a bad short session Wednesday was good day 10 miles on road bike in 33.31 mins good pace of 17.3mph in very wet weather followed by run of 8 miles in 63 mins.Today 14 miles...

MORE,MORE,MORE.

Well no bother after 17 miler run on friday so sat biked a hilly 52 miler in 3hr 26 mins was 3000ft climbing so tough route.Sunday was day off and today biked to work 10 miles at 17.4 mph not bad in wet.Once in quick change and easy 4 mile run in 32 min...

LONG SLOW RUN.

Well last night shift over the day only had 4hrs sleep but up and out for long run of just over 17 miles at 8.30 min/mile pace so good training run of 2:25 working at 76% max so well happy with that off a night shift.Tomorrow looking at a 50 miler bike ...

SHORT EASY RUN.

Nice easy run today of just over 4 miles pace as i wanted sub 8.30 min/mile so easy effort of 73% max which was the plan,hoping for long run friday and long bike saturday if all goes to plan. Andaz.

MORE OF THE SAME.

Well plenty training since last blog Saturday gone di 32 .80 miles on the bike with some tri club pals just under 2hrs and pace of 16.8 mph.Sunday was short run of 4 miles sub 7 min/miling so not bad effort.Last night was swim sess tri club before night...

CATCH UP.

Busy few days kick off with wednesday bike ride of 23.50 miles in 78 mins pretty good pace of 18.1 mph on road bike.Yesterday long run of 15 miles in 2:07 good pace of 8.30 min/mile this was followed by bike to work.Today good 20 mile on road bike good ...

EASY RUN.

Nice easy five miler the day nice day for it,the run took 40 mins so good at 8 min/miling and easy heart rate of 142 bpm.Later on today will be biking to work so not bad days effort. Andaz.

BIKE AND RUN.

Today was cracking day and i led a group of new cyclists out on a hilly ride of 51.55 miles on a hilly route with over 3000ft climbing.The ride was slow as wanted to keep everyone together and not put people off.The ride took 3:48 and pace was 13.5 mph ...

DAYSAC RUN.

Managed lift to work the day and ran home not bad run 4.41 miles run in 34.44 mins good pace of 7.52 min/mile not bad with bag on back,working tomorrow but looking at long bike sunday. Andaz.

BIKE SESSION.

Today short bike session of 21.15 miles pretty good pace of 18.1 mph so ride was 70 mins.Tonight its tri club for pool session so good produtive day. Andaz.

BRICK SESS.

Easy day 10 mile bike at 17mph so time 34 mins followed by 7 mile run in 1hr 8.30 min/mile easy as.Looking at long bike on Sunday as got 63 mile sportive coming up just hope weather is bit better than present. Andaz.