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!
Back in late September I did my first ever live QNA on social media, where I spent 45 minutes answering all sorts of questions. Here is a brief summary for those that missed it! Should I do this as a monthly thing? Feedback WANTED, Comment below!
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!!!
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!
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
Discipline. I look at discipline as ones ability to choose to do something / act a certain way or behave in a certain manner in accordance with your own set of established beliefs or rules! "Training to act in accordance with rules". Consistency. "Constantly adhering to the same principles". I believe this means turning up … Continue reading #disciplinedconsistency
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
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 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 November was all about consistency and racing Challenge Shepparton. My calf and Achilles injuries progressed well and are not really causing me too much grief at the moment! I have finalised my Ironman program and added in Hell of the West triathlon in February . With Christmas on our doorstep, finding and maintaining balance through … Continue reading November – Reflect & Review!