Ironman Training

One day at a time

Posted by on July 4, 2008 at 12:27 am

On Monday, Joseph enjoyed playing with a big blue balloon at the psychomotricienne’s, whilst I had a bit of a moan about not coping very well with complete strangers asking me what’s wrong with Joseph.  I don’t want to be rude, but there are days when you just want to do your shopping in peace […]

2 weeks to go…

Posted by on July 1, 2008 at 12:11 am

I did the second of my two big “brick” sessions on Saturday (remember a “brick” is a training session consisting of biking and then running).  I decided to take the advice of my friend Gary and switch the 106/28 and 106/35 sessions.  So Saturday I did the 106km bike followed by 35km run.  One word […]

Dry runs

Posted by on June 26, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Now that we’re into the final three weeks before the “big day out” it’s time to do some last minute training!  As my friend Gary reminded me today, it’s too late now to be training hard and instead I should be backing off a bit, or “tapering” as the pros like to call it. Yes, […]

3 weeks to go…

Posted by on June 23, 2008 at 12:42 am

Finally the sun is shining in the Alpes.  Whilst northern Europe (according to my parents) has been basking in summer for the past month or so, we’ve been having to deal with constant rain and cold. So what better way to celebrate the sun and heat and go and do the “La Mure” cyclosportif just […]

4 weeks to go…

Posted by on June 15, 2008 at 11:17 pm

I swear I only wrote “5 weeks to go” yesterday! Where does the time go? It’s official: not only am I nervous, but the panic attacks have started. I had my first “losing control” dream last night. I get these a lot whenever I’m stressed by something. These dreams often involve my teeth crumbling to […]

5 weeks to go…

Posted by on June 10, 2008 at 11:10 pm

We don’t know where to begin. Thank so much everyone for all the kind comments and words of encouragement, they mean a huge amount to us. We’ve been bowled over by the number of donations so far. It’s been only a few days since we let friends and family know about this blog and we […]

Training so far…

Posted by on June 7, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I apologize in advance if this post is a bit long winded and tedious.  It will not involve any pictures of dinosaurs (I think I was high on caffeine the other night!), but instead will bore you silly with lots of facts and figures about my training so far.  Some of our cycling and triathlon […]

Why do an Ironman?

Posted by on June 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

We originally had the idea that I should attempt to do an Ironman last October.  After hearing Joseph’s diagnosis and how there was no known cure we were left feeling quite powerless and depressed.  How could we just sit around and do nothing?  When you become a parent you suddenly discover all these primal instincts […]

The count down has started: six weeks to go

Posted by on June 2, 2008 at 1:43 am

I can’t believe how fast this year is going. I wanted to get this blog up and running a long time ago, but it’s taking me ages despite my alleged skills with computers. I think it’s pretty much ready now, although you wouldn’t have thought so about an hour ago if you heard me shouting […]

My first blog post!

Posted by on May 1, 2008 at 11:33 pm

I ran for 2 hours and 15 minutes today. This is the furthest I’ve ran so far and I found it haaarrrd! This is the look Joseph gave me when I limped back in through the door. 🙂