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Rushed Training Review

Rushed Training Review

It’s about time I reviewed my last month of training. My week leading into Epic Camp is a bit like a taper, less training and a lot more free time. No internet to distract me either and an old X Files episode just isn’t that interesting (no tennis on at the moment). January isn’t quite […]


Quality time in Wellington

Quality time in Wellington

It’s been a quality week here in New Zealand. Both the experiences and the training. I’ve been doing a little less volume than I would normally do in the week (25 versus 35 hours), but the time on the bike has been a little bit tougher. Recovery has been pretty strong though and I’m starting […]


Variety and Caffeine

Variety and Caffeine

Third day in New Zealand and I’m loving it here! I can’t pin this on any particular thing, there’s so much to mention. My mate and his family are superb hosts and have gone out their way to show me how great NZ is. The scenery is fantastic, today’s picture is from a local run […]


Another Down Under

Another Down Under

Posting may be a little bit erratic over the next few weeks as I’m heading off to New Zealand. I don’t mean to imply that they’re backwards there, but I’m not sure on when and how I’ll be accessing the internet! The main reason for the trip is to attend Epic Camp. My second time […]


Just the small matter of a race

Just the small matter of a race

I let this go under the radar for a while, because until the horn went off at 7:50 this morning I really wasn’t that excited about another race. This time race 4 in the local sprint tri series. Again hosted up in Robina, but a slightly longer course (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run). Despite […]


Big Days and Little Issues

Big Days and Little Issues

I’ll start with a brief lesson in the importance of attention to detail. This may not apply to you, but it’s something I need to learn for sure. When I got back from Western Oz I put the bike back together as usual. Then it’s a couple of easy weeks, kick back, not do much, […]


A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

I can be stubborn, very stubborn in fact. Often it can take a while for a message to get through to me. Despite all of this I’ve (so far) managed to take today off as a rest day. You see it’s been 21 days of training now, averaging 4-5 hours a day in that time […]


Fumbling in the Dark

Fumbling in the Dark

So I’d just finished my 5K swim set, once again ‘Swimming with the Celebrities’ as Rebekah Keat was in the pool. I’m pretty tired, today hasn’t been the best of training days and there it is, the first doubt of 2009. Training is such a tenuous thing. Here I am approaching the end of another […]


A Day in the Life of an Athlete

A Day in the Life of an Athlete

No sharks! Another time for them. This was inspired by some massage table conversation shortly before we got to work on my ITBs and quads. From that point on it was mostly just swearing and pain induced hysterics. Don’t think I have ever had quite so painful a massage! Did the trick though. Anyway the […]


Three for Three

Three for Three

It would be amusing if I wasn’t the victim, but on my three rides so far in 2009 I have punctured every time! I’m getting through tubes at a rate and they’re not cheap here either! Maybe I’m being sent a message to give my bike a good clean up and service it kind of […]