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Ironman Kalmar Sweden 2016 30 WeekTraining Blog

Week 30 Ironman Training - 14th-20th August 2016 - You are an Ironman!

Week 30 Ironman Training - 14th-20th August 2016 - You are an Ironman!

I can't believe it, it happened, I became an Ironman!   We had a fantastic trip to Sweden.  Everything went very smoothly, 6 of us stayed in an Airbnb and we had the best fun.  The whole trip was filled with lots and lots of laughs! On race day, the water was lovely, it was a self seeded start which took a lot of the craziness out of it.  The swim seemed quite long and that was confirmed when I downloaded my data, I swam 4145m.  I found the route to be quite confusing and the buoys hard to see...

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Week 29 Ironman Training - 8th - 14th August 2016 - Getting Lazy Now!

Week 29 Ironman Training - 8th - 14th August 2016 - Getting Lazy Now!

This was the second taper week, with less hours training again.  I really don't know if this is good for me, I'm getting used to being lazy!  I'm also finding it difficult to stop eating, I've been so used to eating more during the big training weeks and with the extra time on my hands this week I've also had time to go out for dinner a few times.  I'll have to be careful I don't split my wetsuit!   Luckily, this was the week of our tri club sprint triathlon, so I've been kept busy marshalling and helping out...

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Week 28 Ironman Training - 1st -7th August 2016 - Taper at Last

Week 28 Ironman Training - 1st -7th August 2016 - Taper at Last

I can't believe it us really here, taper time!  It feels strange not to have so much training this week, although I still struggled to get the 4 hour bike session in.  I tried to cycle twice, first time there was too much traffic and I gave up after an hour, then it was too windy and I gave up again after an hour.  I ended up on the turbo for 2 hours instead.  A bit of panic has started to set in (I've heard that's normal?) - what if it's windy, what if it's too warm, what if it's...

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Week 27 Ironman Training - 25th - 31st July 2016 - last big week

Week 27 Ironman Training -  25th - 31st July 2016 - last big week

Week 27, the last big week before taper starts - except I feel I need one more long bike session so I'll do one more big bike next week. I planned to do a metric Ironman this week (2.4km swim, 112km bike, 26km run).  I did the swim and bike ok, but just did a 5km run.  I felt OK, but had been out all day and just wanted to get home! ive been practicing on.my tri bars this week.  I have found it difficult to get time on my bars outside as the roads are so busy and the...

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Week 26 Ironman Training - 18th -24th July 2016 - Finish Line in sight

Week 26 Ironman Training -  18th -24th July 2016 - Finish Line in sight

Week 25, I can't really believe it, where have the weeks gone?  Only this week and next of the big training hours and then taper time.   This week did not exactly go according to plan.  All was good until the long run on Friday, I added in some hills in and felt a tightening in my right calf half way up the first one.  I took it really easy for the rest of the run but by the time I got home I was limping and it was really sore.  I decided to play it safe and took the...

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