Tag Archives: long ride

Bike bites Dog. Road bites Man.

That dog is the first thing that comes into my head when I try to recall the crash. A black Border Collie maybe? Frisky. FAST. I can see it racing along the footpath towards me, looking back over it’s shoulder, … 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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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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Anatomy of a cock-up

My training week’s in tatters and I’m hobbling around on bloody sore (and possibly injured) legs. How did this happen? It all started on Wednesday. I was getting excited about doing the Robina race at the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series … 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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Ironman and the Baby: The Perfect Storm

Baby. Work. Training. It’s all coming to a head. I feel pretty stupid. In hindsight, I should have predicted this. I should have been prepared for this! Three major situations. Each increasing in intensity. All converging on the same date. … Continue reading

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