I’ve been asked to post any old race reports I have and I’ve put a couple of them up over the last few months. Here’s my first Kona experience in 2012.
It’s hard to know where to start with this one. I’ve been waiting to get to this start line for 15 years or more and its all exceeded any expectations I’ve ever had.
Updated 7th August 2017
I’ve updated the list to include athletes who qualified at Ironman Maastricht in August, IMUK, Austria and Santa Rosa in July. With only a month to go time is running out for anyone who’s looking to take a Kona slot. Click on through to check out the latest Irish additions to the Kona start list.
A number of years ago I read about an idea that the Sky Pro Cycling team working under Dave Brailsford used as part of their strategy to become the best cycling team in the world. They called it marginal gains.
In a follow up to my post We Might As Well Win I look at Sky Pro Cycling Teams marginal gains Program.
Did you ever wonder what it takes to get to the Ironman World Champs in Kona? It’s easy to think it’s just talent. You either have it or you don’t. Alan Ryan shows us that it’s more about doing the work than being born with the correct genes. He also shows us that maybe it was a touch of craziness that took him onto the podium in Kona not once but twice. God help his kids…
How to make your fitness and Ironman New Years resolutions sustainable and successful.
It’s that time of year when we all rush headlong into our New Years goals. We set targets and make big, exciting new plans. I’m no different and January usually signals the start of structured training for me. One of the most important things I’ve learned over the last number of seasons is to start slow.
A number of years ago I read a book by Lance Armstrongs team manager Johan Bruneel called We Might As Well Win. While it’s since become obvious that they took the concept way past the point at which they should have stopped I still think there’s a very good lesson in it. Read on for more…
One of the keys to my progress as an athlete was increasing training volume. Sounds obvious but I’m amazed how many people myself included overlook this simplest of ideas.
I’m writing a series of articles to answer some of the most common questions I’m asked about qualifying for and racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2012 and 2013. Read More