Monthly Archives: June 2010

Periodisation and Testing

I’m a few days into my eight days of no training, and the 8th day seems a long, LONG way away. I wonder how I will feel when the baby gets close and I shutdown training for six WEEKS! (although … Continue reading

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First six weeks in review

I’ve completed the first six weeks of my “routine training week” and the routine ain’t working! It’s a good thing there’s still 36 more weeks till Ironman NZ! Well, it hasn’t been all that bad. My running has been coming … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Prize?

Today I rolled home to complete my 7th and final ride in my “7 rides in 7 days” challenge (minimum 60 minutes per ride). I was kind of surprised that I didn’t get the buzz I’d expected. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Spicing it up

Damned if I can make this routine stuff work! I’m now into the 5th week of my 15 week base training block and I’ve never got close to hitting my basic weekly training routine. I’ve hit all of the runs, … Continue reading

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Key sessions

I’m sitting here feeling pretty proud of myself, having cranked out my longest run of the year. To be precise, at 1hr 48mins, it’s the longest run I’ve done in nine months (three months before I tore my calf muscle). … Continue reading

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Setting up an Ironman training timetable – Part III: Find an online training plan

So I need a 20 week Ironman training plan for 18 Oct 2010 to 6 March 2011 (Ironman New Zealand). First resource is to search the tubes. I found a few free candidates (free is good!): “13 Weeks to a … Continue reading

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