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18 Minutes of Pain

18 Minutes of Pain

How best to finish a particularly poor week? I lined up a 5K run race for mine. Getting up at 5am this morning I was less enamoured with the whole idea. Having yet again had a restless night I wasn’t feeling all that great when the alarm went off. Out of bed and something isn’t […]

Confessions of a Rookie Triathlete

Confessions of a Rookie Triathlete

I started this blog with the limited intention of using it as a way to let people who know me keep track of what I was up to. Since those early days I’ll admit I’ve got into the whole stats thing, it’s kind of cool. The fact people I’ve never met do on occasion read […]

Slowly Getting Back into the Saddle

Slowly Getting Back into the Saddle

I’m in a slight quandary. It’s been a while since I last posted and the thing is I still don’t have anything that interesting to post about! I’m left with 3 options – don’t post at all, post a dull write up of your recent training or post about more exciting things to come. I […]

A Post about Nothing

A Post about Nothing

I will try and keep this one short as I have embarrassingly little to say! Somehow an intended 3 days off has stretched to 5. Don’t ask me exactly how I did plan to do some training the last day or two, but kept switching things round. On the other hand the fridge is fully […]

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 […]