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One month (and a Day) in Australia

One month (and a Day) in Australia

There’s something about easy weeks where my mind seems to relax and rather than having loads of time to get on with everything I drift along. No pressure to train hard equates to just no pressure at all. So much as I thought I know, I’ll post a months review exactly 1 month into my […]


Training Plans Online

Training Plans Online

Yeah this isn’t the one month review I said I’d be posting, that is coming honest. However I came up with a fairly smart way to get my training plans online for those who like that sort of thing to see. Google Docs spreadsheets! I’m sure I could come up with a better route, but […]


First Oz Training Block… Done

First Oz Training Block… Done

The big week is over. My first 4 weeks of training here is done and I’m looking forward to the easier load of a recovery week. If you don’t have much interest in reading about my training, this isn’t going to be a post for you. As it’s one month here tomorrow I’ll be writing […]


Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

It’s either my equipment or me. I was going to moan about some of the more negative aspects of life at the moment, then realised I’d essentially be a whinging pom. I’ll leave the whinging to the Aussies I think and stick to the cost and effects of training at the moment. I vaguely remember […]


To the Victor the Spoils

To the Victor the Spoils

Or just if you’re lucky enough to win a spot prize in the random draw at the end. I did get a medal for 2nd male in my age group though, but no prize there. First place got a visor so I didn’t miss out massively, my spot prize is worth more! It’s about the […]


Oops I did it again

Oops I did it again

I promised just the facts and up till today that was looking pretty boring. After a few weeks of sun it’s a far more British grey skies and rainy period. So 2 cancellations for this mornings ride as they might get wet. Three of us still went out though and the riding inland to the […]


Will Ride for Coffee

Will Ride for Coffee

My reputation for coffee consumption has followed me around the world. My ability to consume large quantities of strong coffee has been noticed and received comments. My mate even brought back a second Cafetiere for me, it’s about right for 2 large mugs of black coffee at breakfast. I’m not sure whether it’s obvious or […]


Guess I Better Keep Working on the Swimming

Guess I Better Keep Working on the Swimming

I’ve updated my results page with the first race of my season in Australia. Summing the whole thing up, it wasn’t a bad race. Last time I said it was a training race, but it’s funny how you still have some expectations in the back of your mind. I did a 4:31, for 47th overall […]


Gold Coast Half-Ironman – Race #1 in Australia

Gold Coast Half-Ironman – Race #1 in Australia

Two weeks into my time in Oz and race number 1 has come round. I’m starting out with the local Half-Ironman and part of the Aussie Half-Ironman series. I raced another member of the series, Port Macquarie Half, last year and will be at that one again in November. My schedule (which is updated by […]


Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

It doesn’t matter where you are or how sunny it is the spaces in between training can still be dull. My plan sees a typical day contain at least 4 hours of training. That leaves a lot of daytime to occupy and believe me it can be tough. Fatigue makes it hard to do much […]