So every year (since 2010) Rapha have challenge riders all over the world to complete 500km from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve! 8 days, 500km sounds easy enough! You can read about my experience in 2016 here. So here is a photo recount of my 2017 experience: Day 1 - Ride 1 - 127km/500km This … Continue reading #festive500 by Rapha, Strava & Me!!!
Well this has been a challenge to write. It's no secret that: The race wasn't a full 'Ironman', with the swim course closed due to marine creatures, namely a few local sharks paying a visit to the jetty on race morning. My race didn't go anywhere near to my plan, mainly because I made lots … Continue reading #sharkbikerun – Ironman Western Australia – My Race Report
So October was a solid month and continuing on from the September re-framing and re-focusing on my goals. I continued to manage and try to rehab my lower leg injuries, reasonably well, but at the same time reasonalby unsuccessfully. I did my best and managed to still compete in both races I had booked in, … Continue reading Monthly Review & Reflect – October
So here is a quick update of some equipment I have recently purchased. I'll try to give you my reasons for the purchase and results of having them and their effect on my training. The first and most expensive purchase recently was a power meter. 4iiii's power meter After reviewing a few brands and comparing … Continue reading Gear update – my quick reviews!
I'm not going to sugar coat it July was a tough month. We've all had them, months that nothing seems to be right, the wheels kind of just fell off. My training was off, lacking clear direction (even though I have a very thorough race plan for the rest of 2017 & into 2018), life … Continue reading Monthly Review & Reflect – July 2017
The close of June marks the half way mark of 2017 and what a start to the year it has been. Ive competed in NZ Ironman and then backed up to do Cairns Ironman about 12 weeks apart, both amazing races with some great results and even bigger highlights. Following the Ironman in early June the … Continue reading 2017 Half Way Review!
It is done, Ironman number 4, where I returned to the scene of my very first Ironman some two years earlier in Cairns. Your first time completing an ironman is always a memorable one and I hold very fond memories of Cairns 2015, banking an amazing 11:16:26 first time ironman was memorable. This year was … Continue reading Ironman Cairns 2017 – Race Review!
I am so excited by this race, I have not repeated or double up'd on any of my previous Ironman races! Cairns was my very first Ironman back in 2015 and it was an epic experience, exceeding all my goals in every way imaginable, if you want to read my race report from then it … Continue reading Ironman Cairns – Race Preview!
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!
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?