Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ironman NZ – 14 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 15 Training Hours: 14:26 (Swim 3:08, Bike 8:04, Run 3:14) Distance: Swim 9 km, Bike 216 km, Run 40km Weight: 71ish kg (worse) Sleep: 5.8 hrs/night (same – not enough!!) Core Work: 1 time (meh!) The Highlights … Continue reading

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Spider-Helmet

I almost retired the Spider-Helmet last week, but I’m glad I didn’t. I was approaching a busy two-lane roundabout (a two lane roundabout is the perfectly engineered cyclist-killer), gauging the oncoming cars, their speeds etc, looking for my gap when … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 15 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 17 Training Hours: 10:28 (Swim 1:50, Bike 5:07, Run 3:31) Distance: Swim 5 km, Bike 143 km, Run 41km Weight: 70.5ish kg (better) Sleep: 5.9 hrs/night (less) Core Work: 3 times The Highlights On Sunday I did … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 16 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 17 Training Hours: 12:57 (Swim 2:40, Bike 7:13, Run 3:04) Training Stress: 821 Distance: Swim 7 km, Bike 180 km, Run 35km Weight: 71ish kg (no change) Sleep: 6 hrs/night (less) Core Work: 1 time The Highlights … Continue reading

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Ankle Retraining Program

Once again my right calf had tightened to the point where my running was in jeopardy. Once again I headed to the physio for an acupuncture session. This was becoming a monthly routine: he sticks needles in my leg, it … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 17 Weeks To Go

The Highlights Great to get my first lake swim in. Was a real buzz smashing through the chop and navigating. Shame I got sick after! I listened to my body when I felt the headcold coming on – backed off … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a cock-up

My training week’s in tatters and I’m hobbling around on bloody sore (and possibly injured) legs. How did this happen? It all started on Wednesday. I was getting excited about doing the Robina race at the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series … Continue reading

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