CAN YOU DO AN IRONMAN?

Before you answer this question you will need to consider and reflect on the following: EXCITED AND COMMITTED – Close your eyes and imagine yourself crossing the Ironman finishing line on the 15th July 2018. Do you feel excited as you receive your medal? If so, can...

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TEN THINGS YOU MUST DO AFTER THE IRONMAN

Once you have crossed the finishing line, received your medal, had your chip removed make your way to the tent to eat and drink whatever you can. Keep walking around and get a massage from one of the many volunteers. Celebrate with your family and closest friends, who...

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WHY DO I DO IT?

Why do I choose to put in hours and hours of training to participate/compete in triathlon events and particularly the Ironman? Here are my reasons in no particularly order of importance: I love the feeling of being as fit as I can be – I always feel that it is a...

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST IRONMAN DAY

FIRST THINGS FIRST - Get excited and begin visualising yourself crossing the Ironman finish line with your family and friends celebrating with you. Do this at least once a day, as it will  motivate you when you hit any tough bits of the course. The nerves generally...

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HOW MUCH PROTEIN AND CARBS SHOULD I BE CONSUMING?

I have been asked by a number of our members recently about the quantity of protein and carbs one should be taking, especially when training for a triathlon event. As an example, I have drawn up today's unexciting food diary with the level of my protein and carbs, as...

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DON’T PANIC

It's comforting to know that the Queen and I have something in common now; a stinking cold. I can't remember the last time I had a cold and I don't think I will forget this one for a while. Unfortunately, a cold virus is hard to avoid, when we are all gathered...

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WET, WET, WET SUNDOWNER

I can honestly say that the driest and warmest part of the event was the swim. It’s a good thing I no longer judge my success by my achievements these day, but rather by the achievements of our guys at Tri-Rivington. And what a day! To see Gillian run confidently...

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Psychological preparation for all my races

I don't know anyone who doesn't suffer from some form of anxiety before their races. Even the most experienced professionals will have bouts of anxiety. The trick for me is to accept that this will happen and, provided that it is controllable, can be helpful in...

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