I didn't plan on doing the Brasov International Marathon in Transylvania. In fact I only signed up a week before after a few too many beers on a Sunday evening and noticing an ad on Facebook. I hadn't been sitting on a couch up until this point and I'm in training for Ironman Wales in September, but I'd never done a stand alone marathon before. The Brasov Marathon seemed like … [Read more...]
As an international Ironman I take my fitness pretty seriously. I'm not saying I don't eat junk food and drink beer, I do, but I need to stay fit for swimming, running and cycling in triathlon and Ironman events. We travel full time and staying fit on the road can be challenging. Here are my posts on travel fitness and keeping , getting or staying fit.
You'll need sunglasses for triathlon in nearly every instance. If you're competing in a hot sunny climate then they are a must but even on those colder northern hemisphere races you'll want them for the bike. Having a bug or similar go into your eyes at 35 km per hour 10 km into your 180 km bike ride will ruin your day very quickly. I've tried and tested a few styles and … [Read more...]
You've picked your race, put in the training and now you're ready to head off to the race. While the odds are nothing will happen there is always the risk. Most travel insurances won't cover you for Ironman triathlon races or even half Ironman triathlon races so you need specialist ironman triathlon insurance that won't let you down if you go down. UPDATE: Further to the update … [Read more...]
Ironman Malaysia training program. 1 month out. You probably know I'm racing Ironman Malaysia in November. I normally try and race at least once a year although last year I was lucky and managed to squeeze in a half Ironman in Phuket, Thailand after my full Ironman race in Wales. For those of you who may not know it Ironman involves a 3.8km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and … [Read more...]
This year I've signed up to race Ironman Malaysia in November. I normally try and race at least once a year although last year I was lucky and managed to squeeze in a half Ironman in Phuket, Thailand after my full Ironman race in Wales. For those of you who may not know it Ironman involves a 3.8km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and a 42.2 km run (marathon) to finish. A half … [Read more...]