I did a race recently when my gear cable snapped and I managed to get to the mechanics on course. While they fixed my bike, I helped fix peoples bikes who came in.... I was was really surprised at the amount of people who came in asking for a hex key or something basic they … Continue reading My Tri Toolkit
Ironman / Half Ironman packing list
Like the title says... This was my list from last weekends race Method.... I use some ikea tubs and set them up a few days before. If travelling by car, they get lids on and go with me. If travelling by plane, they get emptied and stuffed in my bags Laid out for HIM Slovenia … Continue reading Ironman / Half Ironman packing list
2019 Ironman season on a Canyon!
After racing on my canyon wheels this year....thought I would share my experience...Lots of people have asked me about the Canyon... so here goes... Choosing and buyingAfter racing in 2018 on my cube road bike + aero bars, I decided that I wanted to go a bit faster... and the obvious step was a TT … Continue reading 2019 Ironman season on a Canyon!
Challenge Roth 2019 – Planning the Race & Racing the Plan
32km to go in the run…. I am screaming at my legs, but nothing is happening…no acceleration only a dull stiffness. My race is falling to pieces… I can see runners spread out in front of me… It’s going to be a long way to the finish… Nearly 6 months before, I decided that after … Continue reading Challenge Roth 2019 – Planning the Race & Racing the Plan
Running in the sun….
Not only is my tongue dry.... my legs are now moving like they are made of lead... every muscle cramping.... 5km down a mountain to go and no way to escape... This was a hard lesson I learned 2 years ago, running an one my local mountains. A glorious day for mountain running and an … Continue reading Running in the sun….
Triple training day!
Swim at lunch.... run in the early evening followed by core work later on. My biggest lesson from this.... Prepare my food for the day in the morning! Managed to spend the day eating chocolate to cover up the skipped lunch... not a great source of nutrients. Swim // bike tomorrow.... need to have my … Continue reading Triple training day!
Training in a busy Pool…
Monster swim session planned…… pool packed with floaters & kids…. Why don’t they understand I have a race in a few weeks!!! I need to get a 4k session in and home in 90mins! Seems to me, that no mater how carefully I plan my session, that when I show up at the pool, its … Continue reading Training in a busy Pool…
Ironman 70.3 St Polten, Austria.
This was about to be the worst experience of my racing life, and I knew it... A beautiful morning dawned over transition…, a perfect day for a half Iron man, my warm up race for this season. At 5:30am we were let into transition, a pump wielding group of Adrenaline fueled, endurance sport addicts. Bike … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 St Polten, Austria.
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton