Training Check In – Week 2

Well, that started well didn’t it? As you may recall in my last post I pledged to post a training update each week during my preparation for Ironman Lanzarote 2017. You may not recall seeing one last week…because I failed – in week one! The refrain of multiple teachers rings in my ears… Could try

Challenge Penticton

  The next week was Challenge Penticton a full iron and half iron distance tri on the old Ironman Canada course. I had been asked if I would complete the swim portion as part of a half relay team whose swimmer had had an unexpected wedding to attend. Kay had signed up for the full distance solo,

Ironman Canada Race Report Part 2

Here, it is, the second part. Read about the lead up to the race in Part 1 It felt as though I had barely crawled into bed as my alarm chirped its 4am wake up call. The morning was overcast and cold and the wet ground indicated it had already been raining. We had decided not

Ironman Canada Race Report Part 1

If you had suggested three years ago, that I could complete an Ironman Triathlon, I would have laughed. And not just a little titter, a full-on belly laugh. Me? An Ironman? No, just not possible, a snowball’s chance in hell, pigs could fly…. You get the picture. I had just struggled through my first ever

Building Milage: Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride and Oliver Half Iron

As June came around and my mileage was increasing in preparation for Ironman Canada, two events were scheduled a week apart. Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride Mt first century ride (100km) was the Guardian Century Ride last September. Back then, 100km was further than I had ever ridden and the ride was a bit of a

Five things They Never Told Me About Ironman Training

Training for Ironman is pretty much a full time job, it consumes your life for much of the year. Here’s five things I really didn’t fully understand before I started training for Ironman Canada. You are always… BUSY You are always, on your way to another workout! I was warned about the volume of training

Going From Strength to Strength

A couple of years ago a visit to a new chiropractor resulted in the recommendation that I “Really should think about some kind of strengthening program” After manipulating joints (push against my hand…I am …as hard as you can…I am), poking muscles and taking some official looking measurements he proclaimed that I was utterly weak