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About christianedwards

Entered for Ironman Wales in September. I'm preparing for it by following Don Fink's 30 week program from his Be Iron Fit book. Previously I have done quite a few Sprint Tri's at Nantwich and Chirk. Some Olympic distances At Ellesmere, Whitchurch and Chester before stepping up to the middle distance events in Bala and at Whitchurch. I then took on the Iron distance on the very flat course in Whitchurch and completed it in 14 hours and 35 minutes. I've also raced quite a few Half Marathons as well as the 2013 Chester Marathon and the 2017 London Marathon which I completed in 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Ironman Wales

I had been nervous all week – getting to Tenby, the parking, registration, the briefing, the B&B – even with that out of the way I still couldn’t eat much breakfast on Saturday. Four different coloured bags, two of which … Continue reading

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Training whilst on Holiday

Bike training has gone a bit wrong this week as the hotel won’t let me store the bike I’ve hired anywhere. I was supposed to ride for five and a half hours today but starting when the bike shop opens … Continue reading

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Bosworth Water Middle Distance Triathlon

It was a nice little race overall but a bit all over the place from contradictions in the race instructions to the timing not even being in chronological order! I can’t remember who suggested it to me but it fitted … Continue reading

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Ten Weeks to go….

And things are still going well, and thankfully fairly uneventfully. I’m getting lots of Support on my Tuesday Runs, Long Saturday Bike rides and even the Sunday run too, thank you training buddies you know who you are ❤️ It’s … Continue reading

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Base 2 and 3

Twelve weeks in and ‘Base’ parts 2 and 3 are completed and its been fairly uneventful.  My finger has recovered nicely from being stuck in a spinning disk brake (don’t ask why, I don’t know) I raced and marshalled at … Continue reading

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6 weeks in.

That’s the first 6 weeks done, got up to 9 hours this week and after the hick up of my flu in week 3 that was quite a relief. Got back to track sessions on Mondays which should be rest … Continue reading

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The Blog is back by popular demand (no really)

Well it’s all off again and already into week 3 of Don Fink (again) Be Iron Fit training program. You see I entered Ironman Wales for 2018 with some of the gang from Wrecsam Tri Club. I know I can’t … Continue reading

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