Category Archives: Training

Mount Cook

With the cancellation of Epic Camp Jo and I decided to a little road trip down to Wanaka for the race and then have a small holiday afterwards. We had thought of doing our own little Epic Camp but without … Continue reading

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Final Big Day

A week before the race and time for my final big day. From here on in it’s mainly taking it easy and getting lots of rest. The day started as usual with a swim at 7am. All of our little … Continue reading

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Some Proper Time Off

No it’s not an Eddington Review but for lack of a picture for this entry I decided to display some of what I’ve spent my time doing these past four weeks. Only a small proportion of that time but it … Continue reading

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Guilt

On Monday I found myself in a common situation for  me. Feeling guilty about not doing something I’d planned. I felt guilty despite my logical side knowing it would have been stupid doing what I’d planned based on how I’d … Continue reading

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A New Chapter

This week I got my new Zipp 404 Powertap rear wheel. Here it is looking sweet on my P3C. I now also have a funky computer to capture tonnes of data. Now I can head out and collect ride data … Continue reading

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A Week To Go

It’s really just over a week to go till the race. My training is easing off and I enter what I find the most difficult period. Training decisions are so much harder now. Way out from a race pushing and … Continue reading

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Within Two Weeks

We’ve just been to a lecture by Ron Hill. Great stuff I could have written the script. He’s run every day since some time in the 60s. He went 26 years running twice everyday other than Sunday when he’d run … Continue reading

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Balance

You hear a lot about balance in peoples life. It’s especially the case with ironman athletes probably because training takes so much time if you want to attempt to reach your potential. Something I heard YEARs ago has always stuck … Continue reading

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Lifestyle

A completely unrelated picture to the title of this post. This is my training stress balance chart for this year for my biking. I’m going to start by covering recent training. The yellow line above is Training Stress Balance. In … Continue reading

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Is My Motivation Back ?

What a frustration. It’s  a beautiful day outside and I’m not out on my planned long ride. Each time I look out and see the weather I just feel almost queasy inside… gutted. It’s been a while since I’ve felt … Continue reading

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