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Training Plans for a Fitter Me: the Run

Training Plans for a Fitter Me: the Run

Very aptly times having finished my first run over an hour since Busselton. Feeling a bit knackered, but still it didn’t go to badly. Let’s start with a confession – I have a bit of a dysfunctional relationship with running. When things are going well it’s the best, but when there’s the hint of a […]


2008 in Review

2008 in Review

It’s some kind of media tradition to churn out annual reviews around this sort of time. Having visitor numbers consistently in the double figures hasn’t gone to my head leading me to lump myself in with the general media. For the last couple of years I honestly have reviewed my year as it comes to […]


Training Plans for a Fitter Me: the Bike

Training Plans for a Fitter Me: the Bike

This could all be summed up with more of the same. Fundamentally I’m just going to continue doing what I have been since going full time. That means a weekly bike volume typically over 500km. Usually spread over 6 sessions, possibly 7 as I don’t always take a day off. I have one or possibly […]


Training Plans for a Fitter Me: the Swim

Training Plans for a Fitter Me: the Swim

Now with added video! So that was my swim technique 2 days after finishing Ironman Western Australia. The video footage is thanks to Paul Newsome and Swimsmooth and was filmed at Claremont Pool in Perth. Following on from the experience, aside from the input in terms of stroke correction I found viewing my own technique […]


Christmas List

Christmas List

In the run up to Christmas you get a lot of 12 days of Christmas or Advent Calendar style gift lists out there. I figured I have a website, why don’t I join in. I also figured that I’m too lazy to reach 12, let alone 25. At best I’ll hit 10 and they’re in […]


Into the Wild

Into the Wild

I have ambitious plans to complete this in under 30 minutes. No offence, now that more than 2 people seem to be reading this I am trying to be consistent and even interesting. However today is the last day of the 2 weeks of ‘recovery’. A term here meaning doing very little training and a […]


Training Plans for a Fitter Me: Supporting the Training

Training Plans for a Fitter Me: Supporting the Training

I’m hoping that writing about my plans for the next year will help me absorb some of those fitness gains whilst I’m lazing about not training. Yesterday was somewhat unusual for me – a late night spent at an open air bar by the Sydney Opera House. So a brief night’s sleep has led to […]


Training Plan for a Fitter Me: Overall 2009 Goals

Training Plan for a Fitter Me: Overall 2009 Goals

We’ll see how this breaks down, but as I approach the end of race recovery and the start of next years block of training it’s time to start writing up goals and the plan to get there. I have my 9:20 Ironman in the bank. I’m drawing plenty of confidence from it though I know […]


Recovery and Indulgence

Recovery and Indulgence

Five days since the race and so far all I’ve done is swim about 500m. This was whilst having some swim analysis done by Paul Newsome of Swim Smooth. Having yourself filmed as you swim has to be one of the most useful things you can do for your swimming. Even without the insight from […]


Ironman Western Australia – 9:20 Race Practice!

Ironman Western Australia – 9:20 Race Practice!

This is the race report, well one of the race reports as I have others promised too. If there’s one advantage to being sore and stiff post race it’s you can’t sleep in so end up getting on with things. As I’ll be putting more than one report online I want to try to keep […]