Monthly Archives: January 2012

Swimming – 4 years and what?

Four years ago I could barely swim – I could swim one length, then I’d need to stop for a breather. That was my starting point for triathlons – plenty of room for improvement! And now, with four years under … Continue reading

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Parkrun comeback

Last May I shredded my calf fighting for third place in the 9th Main Beach parkrun. I didn’t get third but I got an 18:11 5km PB, …and months of recovery!! Today, 8 months and 33 parkruns later, I returned! … Continue reading

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Race withdrawal – Common-sense or fear?

Daily I struggle with a dilemma. Should I do the Tararua Mountain Race? Am I thinking about pulling out because I can’t get ready in time? Or am I scared? Fear (or the “fear of fear”) is a powerful motivator … Continue reading

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2012 Port of Tauranga Half Relay

I spent 39 minutes of my birthday churning my way through a salty chowder, with 2,000 other triathletes. As I get older, birthdays are less of a celebration and more of an unpleasant reminder, so racing the Port of Tauranga … Continue reading

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