Emma's road to Ironman

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Emma's road to Ironman

I would like to do an Ironman by the time I am 40.  I am 35 now, so I think a 5 year plan is do-able!!

I've now done the Novice, so I'm now gonna try and do a super Sprint!! Just gonna keep going up in distances till I hit it!!

Races done:

Silverstone Half Marathon Feb 2010   2:39.45

Novice Triathlon July 2011   37:08 (20th in my age group)

Race for Life July 2011   34:00 mins (way too hot!!)

Races Coming up:

USN Super Sprint Sept 2011

Greater Manchester Marathon April 2012

Hull 10K June 2012

Ironman 2016???

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Swam 2000m drills

Got to use my new kick board and pull today.  And my new swimming cossie.  All worked great. Well I say great, I sill havent been able to master the kick board and I still seem to be going backwards!! I put my swim drills onto a piece of paper today and...

2nd week of plan

Im in the 2nd week of my 12 week plan, and still not managed to complete a full week yet.  Life just keeps getting in the way, so I have had to shift a few sessions to different days. Today I should have swam, but I was on my bike today, so did a 1hr 30...

Olympic Run

OMG, what an amazing day.  Yes it was bloody cold, but I did the full 5 miles, non stop (an considering I have had a dodgy foot) in 52.28.  The course itself wasnt great, it is still a great big building site, and more hills than I thought there would b...

cycling and swimming

Did the Windsor Tri bike route on Tuesday and it is more than 20K, actually 17.5 miles.  But I checked the website again and it is actually 30K on race day, my first attempt at doing the sprint distance and they make it longer!! Well the route is quite ...

No marathon running allowed

Foot has still been giving me gyp, so I saw someone about it and they said I would have to reduce my mileage and start back doing a little bit.  So this basically puts the Manchester Marathon out of the game. I was a disappointed, but I have come to ter...

Foot still hurting :-(

Well I havent been able to complete a long run for 2 weeks now.  I can get up to about 8 miles, and then the foot really hurts. Now I am torn on what to do....... Do I cancel my marathon and just now start concentrating on the triathlon season coming up...

Im back!!!

God, I can't believe how bad I am on keeping this blog up to date!! Well I am still running.  I did the Wokingham half marathon on Sunday and beat my PB by 17 minutes!!!  To say I am chuffed is an understatment. I did it in 2:22:12.  OK, now I know I am...

Swim and run

Went down the pool toda, but didnt feel the love!!  Only did 40 minutes, then got dressed and did my run. As I'm in Wycobe it is really hilly there, so I ran across to Desborough Road, then went down Desborough Hill, loved it, It is a mile long steep hi...

run hilly

Did a hill run round High Wycombe.  I flew down Marlow Hill.  At one point I looked at my watch and it had a 7 something miling!!  Going back up the hill was demorilisng though.  The wind was screaming down the hill against me, so I had to walk most of ...

hopes and dreams for 2012

Better late then never, but here are my hopes for 2012 Manchester Marathon - 4:30 10K under 1 hour park runs under 30 minutes run at least 3 times a week. Do a 75 miler bike ride. get my swim stroke down from 30 to 25 for a 25 metre. Do only 1 Olympic t...

2 swims

Yesterday I went for an hours swim, cos my legs hurt, and today my legs hurt even more, so went for another hour swim and tonight I have a spin class. Hope my legs hold out!! tomorrow I will need to do a run.  Will make sure I take my kit to work and ju...

8 miler done!

Managed to do my 8 miler.  I did in the WST  (worlds slowest time!!!) but hey, I did it. I think I had to stop a couple of times and when I crossed the road.  But I was so happy I did it. My legs were killing me bu the end though, and it was murder tryi...

lost post?

hmmm. very strange, I did my blog last night, but it doesnt seem to have appeared? Oh well. Anyway, it was just to say I didnt want to run, but my friend text me at 6.30pm asking how it went, so I moved my sorry **** and did a 4.5 miler.  Not the 8 I wa...

no run, just a walk

When I got back from my run yesterday I took my running bra off, and as it is too big for me, if has been rubbing, and I have got a very nasty sore now where it has been rubbing.  Not nice. Went out today and got a new bra which fits!! Today me and nick...

cycle and a run

Yesterday me and Nick did a little 16 miler cycle.  I got Nicks back wheel fixed, so we both have a hybrid to go out with.  Its no fun, when he is out on the hybrid and I'm on my road bike.  I feel like I am going so slow and he is pedaling like mad to ...

Christmas run

Had a bad cold these last few weeks, and even lost my voice which was nice for all the family!!  hahaha Yesterday was Xas day and my first run out, so I just did a little 2 miler.  1 mile non stop in about 9.20 and then run/walk home with lots of walkin...

3 mile run in the wind

Was meant to do 6 miles today unning, but it is so windy out there I had to cut it short.  I ended up going backwards at one point!! Will have to try and go out tomorrow instead. Now off to club swim for an hour See you all soon x

Kingston 10K

This week I have been preparing for today's Kingston 10K.  I really enjoyed it today.  I took it easy and enjoyed the course, it was muddy and slippy, but fairly flat.  I did it in 1:03:28 I was quite worried when I first got there, because everyone loo...

running, and running, and run...

Been forgetting to update my blog, oops!! Well I'm still following my plan, and even manged some negative split 3 milers!! Went out today with the tri club and did 5 miles.  Didnt manage to keep up with anyone, but at least I started with them!! Next we...

Swim / walking and running

Hi all, well Monday night is the new swim night down at Beechwood, and this is not too far from my house, so I thought it would be a good idea to walk down to the swim session.  It is a only 2.5 miles away, so I set off just after 7pm (swim starts at 8p...

New trail shoes

Hi All, got some new Addidas pink trial shoes this week, as the normal Newtons are  no good for running down the jubilee.  Its like trying run with oil on the bottom of them.  They are really cool looking and are bright pink!!  I know they wont last tha...

Asthma so no training

Monday nights run was really good with Kay and buddy and we did 5K in 30 mins.  and then afterwards I went to swim at Beechwood. New session with a new pool.  There is no coach, but we all follow the same plan.  It was just like a Thursday, just no coac...

5 miler non stop

Went out yesterday and my plan said I had to do 5 miles.  Now I havent done 5 miles non stop, the furthest I have done is 4 miles non stop and this was on Wednesday just gone, and I was a little worried as my asthma has been so bad recently. Anyway, I t...