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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 […]


New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

I love rules. It’s a handy trait to have when it comes to training. My life is dictated by a timetable. If I didn’t enjoy the structure and knowing what I should be doing at any given time I’d go insane. Strictly speaking I don’t have any New Year’s resolutions because I’ve been planning the […]


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 […]