One of my old school teachers used to pass on this little gem of wisdom to us in secondary school. Well, I didn’t have the pleasure of his teaching skills as such, as he was the commerce teacher, and I was only ever going to be found in the art room. But that quote stuck … More “Always drink in halves, gentlemen…”
The Iron Cowboy is still rollin’ out those Iron Mans. Up to 16 now, of 50. Check it out on http://www.ironcowboy.co/blog/ I envy him not, but it’s already a great achievement. Of course, here at Unironedman, we have more modest ambitions. One that is out of reach for financial reasons is the Challenge Galway Iron Man … More Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…
A quick update on Park Run. Time was 21:57, so happy with that, despite arriving late, parking badly and failing to warm up properly. Felt stiff and tweaky when setting off (these are highly technical running terms, and if you run too, you will understand what this means…) Once the general creakiness of the previous … More Park Run update
It’s been three weeks since my last confession… well, since the Olympic Triathlon in Athy. I have done little or no structured training since, bar getting in a few swims and the odd run. This morning, I did a 5k down at my local Park Run in Griffeen Park in Lucan. It was very busy … More Three cheers for Park Run
Well the Iron Cowboy out in the states is still knockin’ out the Iron Mans, fair play to him. Keep up to speed with http://www.ironcowboy.co/blog/ Inspirational stuff for sure.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes http://gaelforceevents.com/en/the-great-fjord-swim Last year, I took on the Killary Fjord 2k swim organised by Gael Force. I haven’t done any other Gael Force events, but they all come recommended, and the swim certainly wasn’t disappointing. I did have a few ‘amateur’ problems, … More A gentle dip in sea…
The internet is a classic Pandora’s Box. You never really know what you’re going to get when you lift the lid and peek in. Case in point. You are hoping to find a training plan that sounds do-able in your delicate situation. One that fits your lifestyle. One that speaks to you (and you alone) … More Event horizon
Here’s the old plan for the Olympic race just gone. High tech, high spec….
Well, the good news is that sun has finally made an appearance. Also, on the positive side of the balance sheet, the blender is still holding up. There isn’t really a downside per se. I just need to pick a training plan for the Half-Iron race that seems to be the best option as a … More The best laid plans
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And I suspect at the side of this road you will also find many turbo bikes, gas patio heaters and smoothie-makers. On the plus side, this particular model is Lidl’s finest (where I like to do much of my shopping, including rooting around in the bins … More Start the day right