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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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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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Adaptations after months of training

I’ve been training steadily for 11 weeks, averaging 11.5 hours per week. What’s changed? What have I noticed? Early riser. I’m automatically getting up at 5-5:30am on my Tues, Thu and Sundays. No questions asked. No matter what happens the … 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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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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