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Epic Camp Epilogue

Epic Camp Epilogue

I’m back in the warmth of the Gold Coast, though can’t claim it to be sunny right now. Looks like high humidity, heat and rain are on the cards for the next few days. The pain in my side has changed which I’m hoping in terms of recovery is a good thing because at the […]


Epic Camp Days 7 and 8

Epic Camp Days 7 and 8

Epic Camp is done and dusted. I’m on route back to the Gold Coast for a bit of recovery and then back into the training again. It was a great camp and I’m glad to have done it again. I completed my initial goals – all the minimums plus some extra. Day 7 By this […]


Epic Camp Days 4 to 6

Epic Camp Days 4 to 6

So onto part two of my Epic Camp report. The fact I’m posting two reports during the camp is a step up from last year! Then again the whole Camp has been a step up for me this time round, bigger volume, extra points and not feeling quite so tired from this. I’m roughly where […]


Epic Camp Days 1 to 3

Epic Camp Days 1 to 3

Forget sleep, time to actually update my blog and let people know how we’re going. Three days in and I can’t quite believe how much I’m hammering myself this time! Steven commented to me on arrival day how he was amused that on the one hand I’ve commented on how I’d been warned the second […]


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, […]