Category Archives: Training

One Year On

ONE YEAR ON ———————> It’s one year to the day that I had my surgery. It really hit home to me today. I really shouldn’t care what happens at Taupo. The fact I’’m fit and able to race should be … Continue reading

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About To Taper

Yesterday was my last ‘over distance’ ride pre Taupo. I’d been getting a little nervous that since Epic Camp I’d done no big rides. I’ve been riding strong but not really got out and ridden for longer than 6 hours. … Continue reading

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Getting Taupo Ready

It’s over a week since my last entry. I was struggling with getting back in to things after the exhaustion from Epic Camp. I now call it exhaustion – hindsight allows me to see just how tired I was. If … Continue reading

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Hamner Springs

If any of you want a further Epic Camp fix I was interviewed by XTri here. This week was my first week of getting in to serious training for Taupo but it all started with a real confidence boosting ride … Continue reading

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Rhythm Of Training

Here’s a picture of a dog that came and brought a smile to my face as I flaked out on the grass outside a garage during my ride on Tuesday. My legs had detonated 40km back. The plan following Epic … Continue reading

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Recovery

I already feel settled here in Christchurch. It’s nice coming back and finding I remember bike routes, run routes, bus routes. I’ve bumped in to several people I know and heading to the squad swim the coach remembered me as … Continue reading

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The Other Land Of Flat Whites

New Zealand is not he only country that does Flat White coffee. Here is a marvelous example from the cafe with “the best coffee in Margaret River”. It was delicious and certainly did not make me feel I could question … Continue reading

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Busselton

It was a pretty manic last few days in the UK. Departing rather crept up on me and suddenly I seemed to have lots of things to do. The saturday we left saw Jo and I riding round Richmond Park … Continue reading

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Not Back In Training

Last weeks start to training was a great big false start. This pretty consistently happens to me following a big race. I take a couple of weeks off then as soon as I get back to training I get struck … Continue reading

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Back In Training

It’s been a rather stressful day or so. We’re flying out to Busselton, then Christchurch and then home on Quantas. We knew that their luggage allowance was pretty tight (23 kg) but on closer inspection we find they have maximum … Continue reading

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