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!
I qualified for the 70.3 World Championships to be held in Port Elizabeth South Africa at the Cairns 70.3 Ironman race back in June 2018 and since them my race calendar has been under constant revision. Its hard to focus on anything beyond September 2nd at the moment! I have never raced a World Championship … Continue reading 70.3 Ironman World Championships – Here I Come!
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!
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!
So I am embarking on a stretching & strengthening program, the aim is to build another habit into my daily / weekly / monthly routine that will have a positive impact on my training, racing and performance! I am continuing my stretching and foam rolling work, which I have blogged about previously and intend to … Continue reading Stretching & strengthening!
So this week I had a bike fit complete at the Bike Fit Studio in West End Brisbane. Why you may ask, I haven't bought a new bike, I haven't changed anything significant on my bike, so why have a bike fit? Well simply put I've never been 100% confident that my position on my time … Continue reading I had a bike fit!
So this weekend I am running a marathon and I can tell you I am more nervous than before any ironman. Why........ I don't see myself as a runner, I am a triathlete! It has been roughly 18 years since I last ran a marathon on its own and the thought of doing it again … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Marathon – What am I doing?!?!
A race is a celebration of the effort & training to get you there (paraphrased from Michelle Bremmer athlete dinner, 29/04/16). Here I am having complete a 17 week program, with the first two weeks as a build phase still recovering from injury. The remaining 15 weeks were broken up into base, endurance, recovery, race prep … Continue reading Ironman Port Macquarie Preview
Its now dark in the morning, I am finishing my training session before the sunrise, after the sunsets, winter is coming and it gets tough now. So with 2 weeks to go I am now counting down the days and sessions. I am suddenly extremely tired and struggling mentally to even fathom the concept of … Continue reading Now the doubt…?