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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 […]


This isn’t the race report

This isn’t the race report

Because in a short while I’m off to watch those still out on the course and eat some of those unhealthy foods I’ve been studying so closely all week. I did just want to mention though that I set a new PB for me – 9:20:22. Which got me my first top 50 position in […]


Ironman Western Australia – 9:20 Race Theory

Ironman Western Australia – 9:20 Race Theory

The past few weeks this race has been like an obsession. I’ve been right here in Busselton training every day on one bit of the course or another. Most days at least some conversation about the race has come up. I’ve talked about my race goals, debated how achievable they are and tested my ability […]


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? […]