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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 – […]

Winding Down

Winding Down

Two weeks time and should I be making a blog post it’ll be from UK soil. Which having checked the long range forecast means I can look forward to being cold and wet. Whilst I am looking forward to coming home (for a while) I’m using some of the extra time in my taper to […]

Not Testing My Fitness?

Not Testing My Fitness?

This is a somewhat novel situation, my memory of my previous Ironman tapers is one of feeling absolutely smashed at the start of them. With just under 2 weeks to go to the race I don’t really feel too bad, but equally not too great. Warnings not to over do it or test my fitness […]

It Might Just Work!

It Might Just Work!

The last time I posted something, almost an entire week ago, I was clearly a little rattled. It took one day to get back on track. Typical after I post about poor motivation, poor performance and the little doubts in the back of my mind! Thankfully the weekend and most of this week has bolstered […]

All a bit Amateurish

All a bit Amateurish

Twenty-Two days till Ironman Australia. Close to, but not quite taper time. I’m already feeling a little bit of the race nerves coming on though. Right there in the back of my mind are those questions. The ones about whether I’ve biked enough, run enough, swam enough or done them at suitable intensities when I […]

Slave to the Machines

Slave to the Machines

Apparently things come in threes. So my third bike malfunction happened just after the cattle grid at the top of Tomewin. The rattling as I crossed was enough to break my second Garmin mount and send my 705 flying. Once again I was fortunately able to retrieve the unit and it’s undamaged. I’m all out […]

Overuse Injuries

Overuse Injuries

Fortunately not for me, but for the bike. Not one, but two failures due to wear and tear. It’s hampered my plans for a decent weeks training and turned this more into an easy week than anything else. When I have been training I’ve tried to ensure a good session, but I’ve only sat on […]

Geelong Camp! Racing in Victoria

Geelong Camp! Racing in Victoria

Part 2 of my overly long account of training down in Geelong. So far it had been a pretty big week and I’ve had a nice, deep massage. How do you finish that off? A race? How about two? Toby had sent me details of a couple of races and who am I to argue. […]

Geelong Camp! Training in Victoria

Geelong Camp! Training in Victoria

It’s been over a week and this is my third attempt to write a post. There’s nothing I can do it will be long, it won’t have any pictures, but I’ll try and keep it interesting! I’ve been down in Geelong training with Toby for the past week. It’s been a week with a few […]