Looking in the mirror and assessing yourself is one of the hardest things to do! Its very easy to be critical of yourself and lose sight of the good things! My 2018 review has taken a lot longer than I ever anticipated, but here it is.... My year in review!
So here I am 12 months later back again at the scene of last years #sharkbikerun event! Yes I still carry the mental scars from the heat and poor decisions I made early in last years duathlon. So this year Ironman have made changes to try and increase the chances of the event going ahead … Continue reading Busselton Ironman WA 2018 – race preview!
The fiercest race in the friendliest city! Lives up to its tag line in every since of the word. The racing was insane, the course was honest and the conditions were trying! The wall of names! We had the pleasure of watching the women's race on the Saturday in full sun and a stiff wind … Continue reading 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship – Race Report
Well I recently held my first ever training camp. I know I am being biased but I thought it was an amazing experience. I got to (with the help of Starfish Tri Athletic Head coach Ben Luscombe) guide 10 athletes through an epic weekend of swim, bike & run! Together we had put in a … Continue reading Winter Training Camp by Starfish Tri Athletic & Tristyle Coaching
"Motivation gets you going, but routine keeps you going" This is a topic that has played on my mind for some time. We hear it all the time, motivation is driving a person to get something done! My concern is that motivation is an emotion that wanes, fluctuates and to be honest is fickle! So … Continue reading Routine over motivation
So last time I ran at the Gold coast Marathon was 1999, some 19 years ago! I previously ran the full marathon, which was my very first ever dabble into endurance running. It left a pretty big (mental) scar and took me a lot of years to find my way back to endurance sport. But … Continue reading Gold Coast Half Marathon 2018 – #GCM18
So I have raced at Cairns twice before, but both times in the full ironman distance. This weekend I am switching things up and doing the 70.3 ironman instead. When I set about planning my season this wasnt in the plan. But with two Starfish athletes doing their first ironman & 70.3 distance race, I … Continue reading 2018 Cairns 70.3 Ironman – Race Preview
2018 Ironman Australia - Port Macquarie, a reflection and review of my experience! This is my 6th ironman and 2nd time to Port Macquarie! The highs and the lows of endurance racing!
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