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Ironman NZ – 10 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 11 : BASE 2 Run Focus Week Training Hours: 6:44 (Swim 0:00, Bike 1:30, Run 5:15) Training Stress: 503 Distance: Swim 0 km, Bike 43 km, Run 62km The Highlights Lotsa running. 62km is a new hi-score … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 11 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 12 : BASE 2 Bike Focus Week Training Hours: 13:54 (Swim 1:55, Bike 10:41, Run 1:18) Training Stress: 811 Distance: Swim 5 km, Bike 306 km, Run 16km The Highlights Epic bike week. Lots of rides, lots … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 12 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 13 : Base 1 Recovery Week Training Hours: 10:12 (Swim 3:05, Bike 6:34, Run 0:34) Training Stress: 529 Distance: Swim 9 km, Bike 183 km, Run 7km The Highlights Peaks and troughs. I battled my way out … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 13 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 14 Training Hours: 9:30 (Swim 1:21, Bike 3:31, Run 4:38) Distance: Swim 4 km, Bike 101 km, Run 58km Weight: 70.5ish kg (better) Sleep: (unknown) Core Work: 1 time (double meh!) The Highlights Biggest run week all … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ironman NZ – 18 Weeks To Go

The Highlights Once again, a 100% hit rate for training sessions. Aw shucks. My long ride took me south, into known magpie country – and I didn’t get a single swoop! Is the magpie season over? Perhaps I’ll summon the … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 19 Weeks To Go

The Good I hit every session (some with a little extra) – the perfect way to start my Ironman training! I identified the weakness in my bike training plan and addressed it successfully. By doing the modified sessions, I raised … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 20 Weeks To Go

Tomorrow I tee off on my 20 week training plan for Ironman NZ. I’ve just finalised the training week, printed it out and stuck it on the front of the fridge. Now everyone can plan around it. No surprises! The … Continue reading

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