As the off-season is over and I am getting through some serious training hours, I thought it would be good to list some other stuff I am getting done. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive list... more the stuff I have forgotten in the past. 1. Arranging race accommodation When I raced HIM Slovenia … Continue reading 5 things I am getting done just now…
I have been fortunate to find myself in what is sometimes know as a flow state during my training. This doesn’t happen every time... but maybe once or twice a week. I have read the books on „Zen“ running, but never found a good way to trigger this feeling. For me, this is not when … Continue reading Flow
I love running in the winter... it's a great time to get out and see the landscape at its finest. However it's also really easy to get it wrong and be downright miserable! Here's my top 10... Amazing run up to a local Alm... The gear photos show old kit/versions because I have been using … Continue reading Winter Running – 10 things to get right!
I read that to get though tough times on a race, you should be really clear on your “why”... I thought that I would examine the question this off-season... and the answer surprised me. Reaching Roth with 220km+ already in my body... and mind tricks needed to get home... What I thought the answer was... … Continue reading What’s your Why?
After years of endurance sports learned from books and one year of online tri coaching, this year I decided that it was time to get a real coach. This years warm up half ironman start in St Pölten Getting started I had no idea what this would involve, with my only reference being 1980’s PE … Continue reading Training with a Coach
I am immensely grateful at having the chance to live the Ironman lifestyle. I hear a lot of talk about the work and training. I see it as a privilege to live this way. https://www.strava.com/athletes/robwhittaker https://videopress.com/v/XAqZdDsv?preloadContent=metadata Random selection of this seasons fun Thanks to Simon Long for letting me use 2 of his amazing images... … Continue reading Moving in Pictures
We all need to look after our mental health... and we need to able to talk about mental health challenges, the same way we can easily talk about catching cold or spraining an ankle. Sometimes things get complicated!... Still a mountain to climb at the 2000m aid station on the Ötztaller. I see the inability … Continue reading Mental Health and Tri
I intentionally didn’t call this post "balancing Tri & life". Mainly because I do not think it’s possible to balance your life perfectly.... and it suggests that there are not trade offs. For me, blending bringing up my kids, working full time, being a loving partner, brother, son and friend with IM training is a … Continue reading Top 10 Tips – Merging Tri and Life as an age grouper
I am entering my third winter training for tri. While it is still sunny outside, short daylight hours mean that I am setting up my pain cave for the winter torture sessions. For me, running outdoors in the winter is one of my greatest pleasures, so my set up is focused on bike and strength. … Continue reading My Pain Cave set-up
Ever start to wonder if it’s all taking over, but it’s impossible to let go.... I came to Ironman at 45.... after a knee injury forced me to move away from only running, which after six years had a firm grip on my life. After moving over I have witnessed and been engulfed by a … Continue reading IM becoming the centre of your life….