Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ironman NZ – 18 Weeks To Go

The Highlights Once again, a 100% hit rate for training sessions. Aw shucks. My long ride took me south, into known magpie country – and I didn’t get a single swoop! Is the magpie season over? Perhaps I’ll summon the … Continue reading

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Calf-ometer

How are my troublesome calves doing now? Let’s check the calf-ometer: I’ve done 60km of running in 10 days. There are a few sore spots that’ve been getting a lot of thumb-work, but they actually feel pretty good! No intensity … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 19 Weeks To Go

The Good I hit every session (some with a little extra) – the perfect way to start my Ironman training! I identified the weakness in my bike training plan and addressed it successfully. By doing the modified sessions, I raised … Continue reading

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Must. Bike. More.

Here’s a look at the training hours required for the vanilla version of my 20 week Ironman training plan. The first week is 8 hours – that is pretty much as easy as it gets. It builds up to a … Continue reading

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Training Load for Swim vs Bike vs Run

One of the complications of triathlon training is that you have three sports to balance your training between. I’m trying to figure out how to break down my training time for swim vs. bike vs. run. I’ve been tending to … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 20 Weeks To Go

Tomorrow I tee off on my 20 week training plan for Ironman NZ. I’ve just finalised the training week, printed it out and stuck it on the front of the fridge. Now everyone can plan around it. No surprises! The … Continue reading

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The Calf that wouldn’t Heal

More than 10 months have passed since my right calf tear, and 5 months since my left calf tear. Yet they are still a problem. Cameron Brown had a similar injury around the same time I did my first tear. … Continue reading

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