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Future Career Options and Other Nonsense

Future Career Options and Other Nonsense

Like last time this is another product of a long tedious taper which leaves me with excessive free time and an almost constant caffeine buzz. The third week of my taper and now the training hours are as near to non-existent as I get. I would love to say I’m getting loads of rest, but […]


Too Much Time on my Hands

Too Much Time on my Hands

All going to plan this time next week I will have finished my fourth Ironman and set a new PB. I’ll be in the recovery area trying to decide the priorities between taking on some food, getting in the showers or having a massage before too many athletes start to arrive. Last year I got […]


Reasons to Race Ironman Western Australia

Reasons to Race Ironman Western Australia

Taper madness is truly setting in. I have far more time on my hands than I know what to do with. Every little twinge or niggle fills me with fear that perhaps I’m falling apart. Am I getting enough sleep? Going too hard? Too easy? Have I run enough lately? Was that massage too deep? […]


The Honeymoon is over – Month 2 in Australia

The Honeymoon is over – Month 2 in Australia

I’d better use some of this extra free time in my taper to get on with that second month review. I had a quick look back at what I wrote a month ago and the second month has been a very different experience to the first. Perhaps I’m exaggerating a little, but the first few […]


Back in Busselton

Back in Busselton

The 2 month review will come later next week, sure that’s over 2 months, but let’s not be picky now. I’m back in Busselton tapering down for the big race and I have to say I’m really glad to be back here. I had forgotten just how beautiful the region is. As a destination race […]


Go West

Go West

Very brief post, not much to say since last time. I’m pretty much all packed and ready to head over to Busselton. A full day of travelling ahead of me starting with a taxi at 4:45am and ending at 9pm in Busselton. Should be a lot of fun! My taper has yet to provide much […]


T is for Taper

T is for Taper

The hard work is done, it’s time to start the taper and let the body recover ready to race! Things come around fast, it doesn’t seem that long ago I arrived out here and started training. Actually it’ll be time for a 2 month review very shortly. I wonder if anyone ever enters their taper […]


How do you like your legs? Fried…

How do you like your legs? Fried…

Last times I posted about the difficulties in planning training and then executing that plan. I think it was all a secret precursor to admitting that this big week was going off track. What looks good on paper doesn’t necessarily work well in practice and 2 heavy races, some travel and a lot of training […]


The Black Arts of Training

The Black Arts of Training

I’ve just completed a plan for my Ironman Western Australia taper. So I think a post on the difficulties involved in planning and executing training is pretty appropriate. Sorry for those who read for non-training stuff, I’m only back a day from Port and I didn’t stop off to get a picture of the giant […]


Port Half Report

Port Half Report

Noosa may struggle to get results out on time, but Port Macquarie Half-Ironman had the results online in a matter of hours! Which makes it much easier to get on and do a race report on the day. I very nearly wrote another piece last night as I waited for the race, I wasn’t entirely […]