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Roger H
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31 May 2014

On 20th July I will take part in Ironman UK. This blog will be my diary of the last seven weeks of training

The story so far....

In August 2013 I volunteered at the Ironman UK event. It was inspiring to see the finishers crossing the line and moreso the athletes towards the end of the field. I was quite overweight, I could run slowly, I had a bike and I could swim (even more slowly than I could run and not very far). So I had done one short triathlon in February but that was only a 750m swim, 20Kms on a bike and a 5Km run and it hurt. I didn't know I needed a new challenge that would take over my life. I've had some silly ideas in my time. Training for an Ironman race while living and working in the Middle East where it is very hot ranks with anything I've done before. I knew it would be tough, but in August last year I didn't realise how tough it would be.