I started this blog in 2010 when there were 11 weeks to go before my next Ironman triathlon. People have found it interesting (mainly my Mum!) so I continue to write.
The Ironman is a long distance triathlon; Swim 2.4miles, Cycle 112miles, Run 26.2 miles (marathon). I have competed in one every year since 2004. I hope this blog can help others see what is involved. I find the process of writing it makes me more accountable and motivates me to do the harder sessions when i'm not feeling like it!

Endurance Science

# "physiological effects of hyperchloraemia and acidosis" British Journal of Anaesthetics (2008) 101(2)141-150
"In short, as a result of the Bohr effect, a decrease in pH of 0.2 results in a greater increase in oxygen delivery than a 20% increase in cardiac output. To produce a comparable increase in DO2, cardiac output would need to increase by 30%."
- So an acid environment in your muscles aids Oxygen delivery - The last thing you want is to buy the products that claim to buffer this!!!

# Talk I did at Marylebone Physiotherapy http://web.me.com/jkmoon/mysite/Triathlon.html - click on the link to the talk (powerpoint)

# My notes on carbo loading etc, so I don't forget