Tag Archives: ctl

There and Back Again

Five weeks ago I watched forlornly as my training partners disappeared up the hill; yesterday, on that very same hill, I set my all-time PB. It’s been an odd last few months. After a big push leading up to the … 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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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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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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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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