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
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!
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
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!
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!
January 2017 was all about preparing for two long races, Hell of the West in early February and Ironman New Zealand in early March! It started with a bang, still on holidays and not returning to work until the 9th of January, so this allowed me some time to bank a few extra hours. In the … Continue reading January 2017 – Review & Reflect!
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 December was all about consistency and just banking the time required! It started slow with a few early Christmas commitments and parties, as is always traditional this time of year. However as the month rolled & holidays arrived I settled into a solid routine and got it done! So lets grab a coffee and stop … Continue reading December Review & Reflect