Category Archives: ctl

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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A tale of two sports

The last two months have been bizarre. On the one hand, my bike fitness has gone from strength to strength. On the other hand, my run fitness has completely dissolved! The catalyst for this seven weeks ago, when I tore … Continue reading

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How fit will the Beginner Ironman Training Plan get you?

I’m using Scott Herrick’s Beginner Ironman Training plan which you can grab from beginnertriathlete.com. I’ve entered all of the sessions into a spreadsheet (yes, that was painful!) and now I can see exactly what fitness his training plan will deliver. … 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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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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