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Ironman Florida 2013

Swim: 0:54:56 T1: 4:12 Bike: 5:00:57 T2: 2:26 Run: 4:18:19 Total: 10:20:50 (48th / 280th) I managed to get a solid 4 hours sleep before waking every half an hour. As ever once I get up all nerves disappear. Sharing … Continue reading

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Money Creation – A Historical Perspective

A recap on the last post. Over 95% of our money (all the electronic money) is created by private banks (for profit) through the creation of loans. The Reserve Ratio was abandoned (per the Bank Of England website here – … Continue reading

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Camp Week 2

Another solid weeks training out here. The summary stats are very similar to the first week but it’s really been quite different. The first week I had two friends with me so I wanted to fit in with what they … Continue reading

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Race Price Inflation

Our triathlon household has recently been enjoying reading some old Triathlete magazines that Jo acquired from a local fire station (which is another story). They’re only twenty years old but how things have changed, not only the groovy sunglasses, funky … Continue reading

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Ball Of Fish

This mornings swim was interrupted early on when we saw this massive ball of fish about 500m out from the beach. Never seen anything like it – kind of like the picture above. I dived down in amongst it which … Continue reading

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Kona Arrival

I still feel a thrill when I walk down the steps from the plane and on to the tarmac at Kona airport. With globalisation it’s a place that feels properly different because it’s such a small open airport. All my … Continue reading

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Christhurch Earthquake

Read Jo’s account here I was in the cinema when it hit. Apparently it only lasted about 20s but every so often since I get an incredibly vivid recollection of how I felt and what I thought at the time … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking

Since Wanaka I’ve been trying to negotiate my way between recovering from racing and getting ready for another race which is now just over 3 weeks away. I’ll post later about how this has been going but for the moment … Continue reading

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Even More Midsummer Madness

It all started 3 years ago when, having gotten up ever earlier to get more miles in before work on a Thursday morning, Jo and wondered what it would take to get 100 miles in. Post wednesday night swimming we … Continue reading

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Calorie Counting Futility

Why Do I Gain Weight? Obvious isn’t it – because you take in more calories than you burn. First law of thermodynamics and all that. I don’t think there’s many people that would dispute this fact but really how practical … Continue reading

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