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Lean Mean Racing Machine

Lean Mean Racing Machine

Going to do a slightly different format today because it’s been a while, there’s plenty to cover, but I don’t want to spend ages writing a mammoth post. As for today’s title, we’ll see how much if any is true! Lanzarote – I’ve been here since Monday and am enjoying it. It’s not as hot […]


Nothing of Interest in the UK?

Nothing of Interest in the UK?

Honestly that’s not the reason I’ve been quiet the past week. I’ve had plenty of time when I could have written something, but not much inclination. Partly because life is simple and repetitive right now – I get plenty of sleep and train quite a bit too. Finally I made myself stop and take a […]


Exactly the Same, only Different

Exactly the Same, only Different

I’ve had a few days to settle in to life back in the UK now. After six months away things haven’t really changed much, except for all the little things that are different. But then a lot of that is just me and what I’m used to now. A few more days and once again […]


A Week Off

A Week Off

A month or two ago I quite optimistically commented that after Ironman Australia I planned to practice the active recovery approach I’ll need later this year. Actually maybe I commented on this to someone in person rather than here, I can’t remember. With Quelle Challenge Roth and Ironman UK in the schedule and only 3 […]


What Went Wrong?

What Went Wrong?

Not the title I wanted for my race report, but this time it’s the one I’ve ended up with. If things had gone to plan then I would have got the Hawaii slot, but they don’t give those out for planning a race. I was optimistic in the weeks leading up to this race, but […]


Personal Worst!

Personal Worst!

Ugh! This is going to be quick… I have no idea what happened today. Let’s just say nothing really felt right all day. I had a terrible, terrible swim getting boxed in early on (because unlike most of the front group I didn’t drift beyond the start line) and losing a lot of time in […]


The Plan

The Plan

With only a few hours left before I turn in for an early night pre-race I’d better get the plan up. Good news is daylight saving is coming to an end so the clocks change and we get an extra hours sleep! Best as you can sleep the night before a race anyway. Everything is […]


Saying So Long to the Coast

Saying So Long to the Coast

Just a quick one from my motel in Port Macquarie. I left the Coast this morning, nice and early so I could get the long drive out the way. Have to say I’m a little sad to be moving on there’s a lot I love about the Coast. I’ll be missing the hot weather, the […]


Ramblings from the Early Hours

Ramblings from the Early Hours

I was up at 4:30am today. It was a lot dark, a lot wet and a little cold. It didn’t feel so bad the past two nights have seen me up at 5:00am and this time I managed a good nights sleep. I switched off the computer earlier, had a read and then went to […]


What If? Russell Blogged About Comics Instead of Triathlon

What If? Russell Blogged About Comics Instead of Triathlon

[If you read this blog purely out of interest in my training you may want to skip this one. Having more free time and with wet weather yesterday I finally got around to seeing Watchmen. Many weeks after everyone else here’s my thoughts and a few comments on comics. And lame as it is – […]