Ed’s Tri4Joe: 5 weeks to go

Introduction

On 27 June 2010, our super-hero friend Ed Nicoll will compete in Ironman Nice (3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42km run) and raise money for the European Leukodystrophy Association (ELA).

This will be Ed’s first Ironman, but he is not by any means a stranger to endurance sports: Ed has already competed at cross-country skiing in the Winter Olympics and competed in various triathlons in the past, but never anything comparable in size to an Ironman, so this will be quite a challenge for him!

Ironman Nice is widely reputed to be one of the toughest Ironman races since it involves a sea swim and a mountainous bike course.

Ed’s been training for this event since the start of the year . You can follow his account of the final few weeks of his race preparations here and, of course, sponsor him via his page on AiderDonner (for non-French readers, this is the equivalent of JustGiving.com in the UK).

5 weeks to go

Wincing with pain on the run today, after only 7km and I’m already thinking I may just sack it this lap and go home, never mind another 14km. It makes me finally realise that what everyone has been telling me, that the final leg in any Ironman Triathlon is going to be the toughest. Finishing the event will be a mental challenge, not purely a physical one. More…

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