Monthly Archives: September 2010

Calculating Ironman CTL Targets

Now that I’ve set my target times for Ironman NZ, I want to know how fit do I need to be to hit those times? More to the point, how fit for the swim, how fit for the bike and … Continue reading

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Down she goes

Three weeks ago I shelved my Ironman NZ training while we prepared for the arrival of baby #4. She safely made it into the world on the 15th of September and has been occupying our time quite nicely ever since. … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ 2011 Target Time

Ironman New Zealand 2011 will be my first Ironman. What is my target time? Before I start my 20 week training plan, I thought it would be a good idea to layout my expectations for my race performance. No doubt … Continue reading

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What to do on the Baby Break?

We are now the proud owners of a brand new baby girl! I’m pretty sure we have the complete set now. Four kids, two parents. Yep. That seems like plenty. I’m being lined up for the snip but my excuse … Continue reading

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Prep Period Complete – A Time to Take Stock

It’s now 17 weeks since I decided to do Ironman New Zealand and laid out my rough training schedule. That means it is 25 weeks till race day. That means it is 5 weeks until my 20 week training block … Continue reading

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Who’s up for 180km on Father’s Day?

I’m thinking about doing something really stupid this weekend. A 180km ride. On Father’s Day. This should come as no surprise really. I’ve got a history of doing stupid things – signing up for Ironman New Zealand is a perfect … Continue reading

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Damn you (tasty, delicious) food!

Oh dear. It looks like the diet is going to need bit of attention again. It’s been a month since my week-long tiny teddy ban (along with detailed recording of my food intake). Weight dropped a kilo during this time … Continue reading

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