So September was about reframing, focusing on what I get to do and appreciating that simple fact 'I get to do this'! Like my previous couple of months it was a tough month, but using the above reframing I actually banked some solid consistent training and racing. If you follow my blog you would already … Continue reading Monthly Reflect & Review – September
So we are 2 weeks into our season and already 2 races down. My first race was the Sunny Coast 70.3 Ironman event held at Mooloolaba, the second race was a sprint distance race held at Raby Bay (my local area) as Round 1 of the Queensland Triathlon Series. I'll try to provide a little … Continue reading 2017 Season kicks off – A Double Race Review!
So way back in 2011, I completed the Noosa 1km ocean swim as part of the triathlon week-long festival. Since then I have completed various triathlon and running events all over the big wide brown country of ours! Sunday the 23rd July 2017 saw me complete my first duathlon, since coming back into the sport! … Continue reading Greater Springfield Duathlon – Race Review
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!
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!
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
Following the Ironman race in March, April was all about maintenance and ensuring I had recovered properly to enable a short build and launch at Ironman Cairns. The focus was to re-build my consistency. I added a power meter to my race bike & am researching and learning how to use this new tool to … Continue reading April 2017 – Review & Reflect
So its now a good couple of weeks post Ironman race, I've had a small holiday and a nice little rest period to recover. Now its time to re-focus on the next target. The art of recovering from an ironman triathlon is one that takes some real effort. You question every little niggle and tickle! … Continue reading Recovery & refocus!
That is Ironman number three complete! It was tough, it was hard, there where moments I didn't think I would finish, moments where I felt great, but in the end, like 1100 other athletes I found a way and got it done! FINISH LINE PHOTO / VIDEO So to save you some time here is … Continue reading Ironman New Zealand, Taupo – My Race Report
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?