May was a make or break month for me, with my next race in early June, it simply had to be a good solid month. The focus was disciplined consistency. I am now inside the final two weeks to Cairns Ironman (Ironman number 2 for 2017 & number 4 total) and am very excited to … Continue reading Review & reflect – May
This week I had a birthday! It's just like any other birthday and really almost the same as any other day of the year. But this year I ended my 4th decade and started my 5th decade on this planet, yes that's right I turned 40. It is nothing more than a number used to … Continue reading Age is just a number!
March was the first of (hopefully) 3 Ironman months during 2017, all the training leading to these races! With the Ironman on the 4th day of the month I was in full taper mode at the start of the month & really didn't cover much ground for the rest of the month. Most of this … Continue reading Review & Reflect – March, what a month!
So can visualisation actually assist an athlete in their training and preparation for racing? Of course it can! I use it in my training and race preparation almost daily and even more frequently as a race day approaches. Let me start by recounting a short story (completely paraphrased, so I apologise to the original author). An … Continue reading The art of visualisation?
OK, so this is a review of a product not yet available here in Australia, but has recently started shipping all over the world from USA. I managed to obtain a few samples from a friend who competed in Kona and attended a medical conference where Hotshots presented their product. My friend automatically though of … Continue reading Hotshot – my experience & thoughts!
So before I launch into my plan for 2017, let's have a quick review of 2016. So according to my diary I have cycled 7915.6km, run 1266.4km and swam 146.0km, far exceeding my goals set at the start of the year! A quick couple of notes about the above stats, the green rectangles are areas … Continue reading 2016 Review…… 2017 Plan
So December was all about consistency and just banking the time required! It started slow with a few early Christmas commitments and parties, as is always traditional this time of year. However as the month rolled & holidays arrived I settled into a solid routine and got it done! So lets grab a coffee and stop … Continue reading December Review & Reflect
So today, New Years Eve, I rode for the 8th time between Christmas & New Year's Eve and banked just over 512km in 8 days! Strava challenges - 2016 Rapha festive 500 - Official Results So here's a quick break down on the rides: Christmas Eve 24th December - 2 rides either side of a … Continue reading Rapha Festive 500 Challenge
So that's a wrap, my first Challenge race and my first race in Shepparton, my home town! Before I get into the data and run down of the event I need to thank an amazing group of people who braved appalling conditions to watch me compete, was a very humbling experience! So here goes (hope … Continue reading Race review – Challenge Shepparton