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Ironman New Zealand

Ironman NZ – Reliving the Glory

I figured that since I’d sold my firstborn to buy my race photos, I’d better do something with them. So here they are: Out of the swim. Note the “Here is my race number” pose? This is how to make … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – Taking it to the next level?

It’s time to pass a critical eye over my race. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about where I could make up time. Don’t get me wrong – I’m stoked with my result – but it’s only … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ 2011 Race Report

Ironman NZ 2011 Result – 11:53:10 Swim 1:14:24 T1 12:44 Bike 6:31:16 T2 7:30 Run 3:47:16 I had a rip-snorter of a race – even better than my best case scenario! My first goal was to finish, second was sub-13hrs, … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – Tomorrow!

Well, it’s just under 12 hours till the start of the race. Damn I’ve been nervous these last few days! It would’ve been nice to have the kids here just to distract me…maybe… The weather forecast is for a high … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 6 days to go!!!!

Summary of Week 2 : TAPER (2nd of 3) Training Hours: 7:42 (Swim 0:10, Bike 5:16, Run 2:16) Training Stress: 414 CTL Ramp Rate: – 7.5 (to 102.1) I’m sitting on the plane to NZ as I write this. I’m … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 2 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 3 : TAPER (1st of 3) Training Hours: 13:07 (Swim 0:28, Bike 9:18, Run 3:21) Training Stress: 799 CTL Ramp Rate: + 1.2 (to 109.6) Well, this is a week late, but better late than never right? … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 3 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 4 : BASE 3 (5th of 5) Training Hours: 12:53 (Swim 1:22, Bike 7:52, Run 3:39) Training Stress: 749 CTL Ramp Rate: – 0.2 (to 108.4) The Highlights I’m alive. Yep, after the bike crash on Sunday, … Continue reading

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DO’s and DON’Ts for the Ironman Taper

With just under four weeks to go to the big race I’m just starting to feel the tingles of a few nerves, and I imagine that will only get worse! So I’ve been thinking about a few taper DO’s and … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 4 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 5 : BASE 3 (4th of 5) Training Hours: 15:19 (Swim 1:17, Bike 8:26, Run 5:36) Training Stress: 803 CTL Ramp Rate: + 1.6 (to 108.6) Distance: Swim 3.5 km, Bike 228 km, Run 62km The Highlights … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 5 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 6 : BASE 3 (Week 3 of 5) Training Hours: 18:25 (Swim 2:36, Bike 11:16, Run 4:33) Training Stress: 1072 CTL Ramp Rate: + 8.6 (to 107) Distance: Swim 8 km, Bike 269 km, Run 51km The … Continue reading

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