GCAM Training Day 3

GCAM Training Day 3

With the triathlon Novice Course now completed, the focus has shifted to the next goal; Gold Coast marathon. I decided a while back that I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of a good run there, and so I spoke to Dave Alley about his online coaching. Now you may remember that Dave […]

the long good tri-day

the long good tri-day

I’d like to say it was planned all along however, just like so many adventures and experiences, it just sort of came together its own way. What am I talking about? My active easter long weekend of course… it started with a swim “Come to Coogee Beach for an open water swim” they said, and […]

beyond the ninth wave

beyond the ninth wave

“Wave after wave, each mightier than the last, Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame” ~ Tennyson “Idylls of the King: The Coming of Arthur”   This post started life as a couple of race recaps, […]

race of destiny

race of destiny

The title of this post comes from a song I have recently stumbled on, along with the lyrics of that song, it seems apt, if not a teeny bit melodramatic… In just 2 days from now, I will be taking part in my first triathlon; it’s a baby one, with 250 metre swim, 10km bike […]

off to a flying start

off to a flying start

a decent start to things was made yesterday. amongst everything else, I started to sketch out a rough plan of how I might fit things in. one of the key decisions was to aim to get back in the habit of going to bed at 9pm. this worked for me before, and hopefully will give […]

week zero, day one

week zero, day one

“What is Week Zero?”, I hear you ask… Well, basically it’s me making a start on the next chapter/phase/era before making a start on the next chapter/phase/era 🙂 Not quite a preparation week, and yeat also not quite a “fully into the swing of things” week either. In particular I am still getting my head […]

thirty three months

thirty three months

it’s been mentioned before on this blog; after the achievements of 2015, there has definitely been a period of adjustment, recovery, and really just re-establishing routines and getting back into the swing of things. with the Australia Day Ultra training and race day done, recovery from that complete, and new horizons set, the past few […]

not feeling flat anymore

not feeling flat anymore

the title for this post has a double meaning. firstly it’s a reflection of how I am feeling, how re-energised and excited I am to be mixing up the training. I’ve obviously recovered from the ultra, and am now enjoying doing (much) shorter sessions, running relatively little, and giving swimming and cycling a go. the swimming […]

i am not a fish

i am not a fish

yesterday and today are two very contrasting days; last night saw me in my comfort zone, a club running session at Perry Lakes involving a warm-up, stretching, drills and then a 2km time trial (which will act as a benchmark for later in the course). with the “3 steps” still in my legs, the time […]

snakes, ladders and bricks

snakes, ladders and bricks

so just over a week ago I started the 10 week novice course with the Perth Triathlon Club – this marked the start of a new phase in training, new goals and a new chapter in my personal story. I have to say that so far I am really loving it. we haven’t had a swim […]