Category Archives: base training

The Daily Run

I’m just back in from my 31st day of running in January. I’ve run every single day of 2013 so far – at least 1 run per day, with a minimum of 30mins or 6km. It’s known as streak running, … Continue reading

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Ticking it over

Winter is coming to an end on the Gold Coast. The mornings are still fresh (3 layers), but the days are hot, the sun’s rising earlier, and the magpies are getting frisky. Since completing the Gold Coast Half Marathon six … Continue reading

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BASE 3 – What’s in Store?

I’ve just started the BASE 3 training block for Ironman New Zealand. BASE3 is a five week block that covers Week 8 through to Week 4; it delivers me three weeks out from the race. After this block it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Adaptations after months of training

I’ve been training steadily for 11 weeks, averaging 11.5 hours per week. What’s changed? What have I noticed? Early riser. I’m automatically getting up at 5-5:30am on my Tues, Thu and Sundays. No questions asked. No matter what happens the … 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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Second six weeks in review

I’m three quarters of the way through my ‘pre-baby’ base training for Ironman New Zealand. It’s time to see how I’m going and see what needs some attention in the remaining few weeks… …(checks the timetable).. … 2.5 weeks!?! Holy … Continue reading

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