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Not quite to plan

Not quite to plan

So to answer the question from last week, I can’t yet break 9:30 for an Ironman. To answer a second question, writing your aim on your handlebars doesn’t help much, but it stays till it happens. Of course the danger of a time based goal is it makes no allowance for course or conditions. Weather […]


CRACK!

CRACK!

Not the sound you want to hear when you’re packing your bike for a race in 3 days time. That’s the noise that came from my stem/handlebars though and then as I remove one of the bolts there’s a thread of metal on it. The thread isn’t stripped, the bolt goes in and out fine […]


I had a dream

I had a dream

Race week just wouldn’t be race week without at least one anxiety dream and I had my first this morning. My recollection of it starts at some point into the run, for some reason I’d decided to stop and chat with the people at an aid station. I was quite relaxed about it all, enjoying […]


Countdown(s)

Countdown(s)

Seven days till Ironman Switzerland now, in fact all being well this time next week it’ll all be over. It’s also 16 days until I finish my job. And in 11 weeks time I’ll be on the Gold Coast. Firstly I’m done with the whining now, it’s 7 days to go, there’s nothing more I […]


Tapering time

Tapering time

After 6 months of training my A race is finally approaching and the taper has begun. Physically and mentally I need it, I’m pretty much done. I think it’s just 10 days now to Ironman Switzerland so my primary objective is to shed the fatigue and get myself fresh for the race. I have to […]


Thirdy-Two

Thirdy-Two

Another year older today. Nothing profound to say with increased age. Only I note that as I get older it’s increasingly common that people I know are buying houses, progressing careers or having children. I’m quitting my job, heading off to the beach and messing about swimming, biking and running for the next year. That’s […]


Quiet week

Quiet week

Whole week since I last posted, time to recover and think about what came out of Epic Camp. I’ve done a bit of both of those, but I’ve still a way to go I think. It’s amazing to look back on the camp and see how much I can train in the right environment, it’s […]


Night after Epic Camp

Night after Epic Camp

Back home, unpacked with the exception of the bike which I’ve yet to muster the energy to assemble. I’ve put a long, more detailed post on Epic Camp up on the Team blog. I’m not going to repeat myself here, so you’ll have to go over there to see the details. That’s me doing the […]


Wrecked

Wrecked

Fourth post without a photo, too tired to try and find something relevant, may have photos from the camp later. First chance I’ve had to spend the time to write a post, been either training, eating or sleeping. The 4th day of Epic Camp is over and compared to the last 2 days it was […]


Night before Epic Camp

Night before Epic Camp

A quick post as my aim is to finish this in the last 15 minutes of Grey’s Anatomy. Fly out to Epic Italy tomorrow afternoon, not yet packed, but I’ve got the day tomorrow to finish things off. Bike is cleaned and serviced and looking and shifting the best it has in ages. I’m pretty […]