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Ironman Switzerland 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      7 comments

It might be a tad long as it's my tri club race report but I thought I would share. It was no small task just to get there and back on my own. Found it difficult to unbox bike, get all my stuff to transition and back to hotel, box bike ... Read more

ironman training update 2 - not going well at all

Sunday, April 10, 2011      6 comments

IM dream gets further and further in the dream category :( I push the cycling because I'm not good enough at it. I mean I probably won't make the bike cut-off in July. So I push it and keep getting injuries. Worse and worse injuries. I ha... Read more

Training update

Saturday, February 12, 2011      4 comments

Life got busy, it always does. No way I can blog every two-three week how training went with great detail. I'm more than happy if I get half of my scheduled training in. In November my cycling got better, my confidence, too. I was impro... Read more

Ironman training log Wk 4- Wk 8 (20 Sept - 24 Oct)

Sunday, October 24, 2010      3 comments

This period was about my knee pain. I had it even on very low mileage/ low effort. It's quite bad, it even wakes me up during the night. I live on Ibuprofen and with an ice pack on it. I'm sure cycling caused this because it always got worse a... Read more

Ironman training log Week 2 & 3 (Sept 6-19)

Sunday, September 19, 2010      0 comments

I'm so slow on the bike that no one rides with me from the tri club, not even 50+ ladies... Also most people laugh at my Ironman training, they seem to think I'll never manage it. They mean NEVER, not just not at my first attempt. Not nice. ... Read more

IRONMAN Training log: Week 1 (30/Aug-5/Sept)

Sunday, September 05, 2010      2 comments

I've entered Ironman Switzerland in a very crazy moment of mine. I've been toying with the idea this year - doing an Ironman later in life, 5-8 years later, when the kids are bigger... 3.8km (2.4m) open water swim 180km(112m) cycling ... Read more

open water swimming - 3.8k race report

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      2 comments

It started with the wetsuit, then my first tri in the beginning of this month. And I loved the olympic tri, especially the swim. My first open water swim ever. I'm doing open water sessions from now on weekly till October in a local pond wi... Read more

Steelman Olympic Triathlon race report

Sunday, July 04, 2010      5 comments

It started with a half marathon in March, followed by other races and my first full marathon in May. (It really started exactly one year ago when I joined SP at 223 lbs - 101 kg. At first I just read and read then around August I started to... Read more

after 26.2

Friday, May 14, 2010      2 comments

I felt great, without injuries or a lot muscle soreness. In fact I would say next time I need to push myself harder because I should have had some more soreness after running 26.2. Wednesday evening my left (worse) knee started hurting a bit, ... Read more

first marathon report at the end of this blog

Sunday, May 09, 2010      10 comments

I love running. And SparkPeople. Because my running is only a side effect of my (and my kids') new, healthier lifestyle. I've got so much from SP... And I got so much from running. It helps me staying sane, gives me a wonderful me-time. Becau... Read more

I can't cope with this - I have not really slept since last Thursday

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      6 comments

This is a very sad blog. I know it could be worse... Holidays are very dangeorus for little kids. I know this. We go home to Hungary (to our own house) twice a year. We enjoy it usually but it has been always hard work taking care of them here... Read more

Running update - 16 miles

Sunday, April 11, 2010      7 comments

As I've made this crazy decision to run my first marathon in such a short notice I've figured I need to do at least some long runs to put in those miles. My first ever over half distance was a big success, I enjoyed my 20miler a lot. But I kn... Read more

marathon decision & my 20 miler

Sunday, March 28, 2010      5 comments

I enjoyed last week's half so much that I've got overwhelmed and entered a full marathon on the 9th of May. I've done it despite I haven't trained properly even for my half, I have run very little in February and only started running last No... Read more

My favourite half marathon - hilly Hastings and my PB :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010      8 comments

So I haven't done very well last Sunday with Silverstone Half. But at least I wasn't tired or sore from it at all. All I've got was just one blister (and a PB :) I've already run Hastings Half, just before Emma in 2.34.15. That was my fir... Read more

February and March recap (not a success for me) and Silverstone Half Marathon

Monday, March 15, 2010      3 comments

In January I've still done very well, both my eating and exercising have been good, I've run and swum quite well. I don't know what happened in February. Moving houses again with four kids was enough for me. Somehow I haven't run and even my s... Read more


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