TRI-HARD IRONMAN 2.

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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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CATCH BACK.

Well not bad weekend friday was short bike of 28.50 miles easy pace 16.7 mph avg on hilly ride which took 1hr 42 mins.Sunday had good long run of 14 miles and injury felt ok, run took 1hr 56 mins so not bad for 14 miles.Today i did 20 miles on bike with...

EASY RUN.

Today calf felt bit tight so nice easy run of 7 miles on loop course.The run took 57.28 mins so pace was not too bad at 8.12 min/mile.Today heart rate wise good at an average of 142 bpm so pleased with that.Tomorrow is pool day so am hoping it well help...

THREE MILE EFFORT.

Lousy weather at moment but last night was good pool session doning about 2000mts.Today short run of 3 miles with second mile at 5k pace the toale time for the run was 20.35 mins so sub 7 min/mile not bad short session in rubbish weather. Andaz.

GOOD WEEKEND.

Good training weekend saturday 52 miles on hilly route over 3000ft of ascent average pace 16.1 mph and total time of 3hrs 13 mins riding.Today off road run of 5.14 miles and good pace of 7.54 min/mile good for off road and new trail shoes pretty good an...

FOUR MILER.

Nice morning today so nice steady run of 4 miles taking 30 mins,later today be biking to work so not bad easy days effort.Tomorrow looks like best day weather wise so looking at a hilly few hrs on the bike fingers crossed. Andaz.

HALF MARATHON RUN.

Well today decided on a long run and ran half marathon 13.1 miles.Was pretty pleased as was on late shift last night.The run was only training so not fast time wise took 1:47mins so i guess for some that is good race in half marathon.The pace was 8.13 m...

STEADY RUN.

Today run of 6 miles at steady pace,the run went pretty well taking 44.10 mins so not bad pace of 7.21 min/mile.Tomorrow i am hoping if weather is fine to put in long bike if all goes well.Still not sure on my autumn plans yet will keep you posted. Andaz. 

SHORT RUN.

Today short run with a bit of pace i ran first three mile at 7 min/mile pace and last mile at 6.30 min/mile pace so not a bad short session.The total time running was 27.28 mins and average overall was 6.52 min/mile so pretty good run.Not sure on rest w...

SHORT BIKE SESSION.

Today only had time for short bike session,the ride was 23 miles taking 1hr 16 mins so good training pace of 18 mph.This week looking at long run of 15 miles and what ever bike sessions i can fit in,fitness going well at moment. Andaz.

DAYSAC RUN.

Today was bit of a tester thinking of doing an ultra in 2013 so i ran 12 miles with my daysac on back the weight was not a lot but enough.I was more than pleased as i ran home from work and more.The run took 1hr 39 mins so not bad effort be looking at d...

ALL THREE THE DAY.

Short bike today 10 miles in 32.40 mins swift at 17.6 mph once in quick change and out for 3 mile run first mile slow at 8 min pace second mile 7 min pace and last 6.12 min/mile pace good short effort.Tonight its pool with tri club for swim session so n...

BRICK SESSION.

Today was an easy brick sess 10 miles biked in 31.36 mins pace good at 18.3 mph,once in out for run of 4 miles in 29.18 mins so good pace of 7.18 min/mile so not bad short session.Tomorrow not sure of plans but more of the same i guess. Andaz.

LONG SLOW RUN.

Good easy run today of 10.5 miles nice easy pace of 8 min/miling so good easy run.The run took 1hr 24 mins so not a bad long run and well recovered off last weeks helvellyn triathlon. Andaz.

DOUBLE SESSION.

As soon as i got in from night shift i ran 3 miles nice and easy in 23.59 mins so sub 8 min/mile and nice easy effort of 139 bpm.Then it was off to bed.Once up i was out on the bike for 1hr and rode 17.66 miles so pace was 17.6 mph worked hard like hear...

POST HELVELLYN RIDE.

Todays legs still sore of sundays tri so quick spin out on the bike short ride of 32.24 mins so 10 miles covered,the pace was good at 18.7 mph average and worked well heart rate was 151 bpm average so short little sess complete,not sure on rest week pla...

POST HELVELLYN RUN.

Yesterday i had pool session with club hoping to ease the doms in quads but had no effect still real sore.Today after night shift i did a run of 3 miles and felt every stride.The run was not bad in 24.23 mins so pace just over 8 min/mile pace,looking at...

THE 9 BAR HELVELLYN TRIATHLON.

Well that is some race,we went down to Patterdale on the Sat and stayed Yha my mate had cooked all the food on the morning so it was spag bol for the carbs.After we registerd on the sat we just had walk etc and i had one pint.On the day of the race it w...

EASY FIVE MILE.

Well last bank hol over and typical today sun shine, nice easy week as got Helvellyn tri on the 2nd so run of 5 miles in sub 42 mins i ran at 8.15 min/mile pace.Later today be biking to work so nice easy day today. Andaz.

LONG BIKE RIDE.

Good day the day five of us out on a hilly ride of 42.56 miles and over 2000ft climbing,the ride was tough and took in some good climbs.The guys who i was out with today like me all done ironman recently and one got gold in israel few months back so fit...

LONG SLOW RUN.

Today a nice wet one for a run but am back into double figures for long run,the run today was 10 miles at a nice easy pace of 8.25 min/mile so run took 1hr 24 mins.Tomorrow looking at bike ride if weather ok for the ride.Next Sunday i have big event it ...

SHORT BRICK SESS.

Easy day the day 10 miles biked at 17.3 mph in 33 mins followed by 4 mile run first 2 mile sub 8 min/mile then 2 mile 7 min/mile pace, so run was just under 30 mins not bad easy session. Andaz.

BRICK SESSION.

Easy day the day 10 miles bike in 31.58 mins pace good at 18.3mph this was followed by run of 5 miles in 39.57 mins so good brick done.Tonight its pool with tri club so busy day for me and i love it happy days. Andaz.

LONG BIKE SESSION.

Cracking day the day on the bike on hilly route of 36.35 miles in 2hrs 07 mins,pace pretty good at 17.1 mph.Today there was five of us out,the ride was pretty hilly with over 1200ft of ascent in total so not bad effort on route.This week be biking to wo...

FOUR MILER.

Well tired off night shift but pleased with four mile effort time running was 29.11 mins so not bad pace of 7.17 min/mile and i ran a slow last mile,tonight its back too the pool so its going to be hard session i bet. Andaz.