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Race report from Challenge Philippines 70.3 on 21 Feb 2015

Preparation. I’d been working on getting back into training since Nov 2014. Mostly with the indoor trainer, occasionally runs in the gym and even fewer swims. My overall level of fitness was good but I had not completed a long … Continue reading

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Race Week: Challenge Philippines 70.3

Here is the race web site.  Leaving the cold and smoggy Shanghai winter into blazingly hot, blue skies and white clouds of Subic Bay in the Philippines is a major transition for the body to make. Luckily I have a … Continue reading

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Winter break

Taking a break from training. No races planned for 2014. Keep up with some health maintenance ; swim and jog.

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Race Week: Anting Sprint Triathlon

Focus:  Race week build up. Get over cold. Monday: Rest Tuesday: Too much pollution early morning. Still down with a small cold. Wed: Evening small group ride. Flatted after about 20km. Thursday: Rest Friday: Swim 30mins plus a run through … Continue reading

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Race week for Bintan 70.3

Focus: Rest and hydrate. Do a couple of short sessions. Have an enjoyable race day. Monday: Travel to HK. Easy swim in the evening in outdoor hotel pool. Nice at sunset Tuesday: Workshops and travel. No training. Back very late. … Continue reading

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Race Week: People’s Triathlon in Shopshire UK

Focus: Race week. More swimming and cycling. Monday:  Run to pool and back. Around 25mins. Swim around 2km mix breaststroke, hand paddles and freestyle. 45mins. Tuesday: Run to pool and back. Around 25mins. Bike 30mins. Rowing 2000m 9mins 42sec. Swim … Continue reading

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Race Week: Shanghai Anting Sprint Triathlon

Focus: Busy work week with 4 days of workshops and half day  coaching. Will see what I can fit in in the evenings. Wednesday: Bike on rollers. 45mins. HR=125bpm. 113W average. 64rpm. The Powertap was blinking on and off so … Continue reading

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Race Week: Bintan Triathlon

Focus: Get ready for the race. Monday:  Morning swim. 6×200 at a fairly leisurely pace. Felt heavy after heavy training days. 25 mins. Afternoon bike on rollers fun again. 125bpm. 81rpm. 157W. 40mins. Around 15km. Seems really hard work on … Continue reading

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Ironman Western Australia 2012 Race Report

Official results here. Preparation: One year of fairly consistent training. Five weeks of asthma before race from the cold polluted Shanghai weather. My second ironman’s goal was basically to finish before sunset and with respect. ie run the marathon. I … Continue reading

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Race week: In Busselton for the Ironman Western Australia

Theme: Get enough sleep, keep hydrated, taper off exercise and food through the week. Get the race plan clear and think through contingencies. Enjoy it! Monday: Rest day Tuesday: Travel day. All day meetings in Hong Kong. Wednesday: Arrive Busselton. … Continue reading

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One year of training comes down to one day of racing

Moving through fear towards a challenging goal Value of a big goal The Ironman Triathlon is one of sport’s most challenging races. It starts with a 3.8km swim, then a 180km bike ride followed by a 42km marathon. All completed … Continue reading

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Fall Anting Sprint Triathlon in Shanghai

Morning of race: Race was a 1330 start so not too early start. Bus was a 0900 so had a couple of eggs for breakfast, prepared a protein shake for later and had some electrolyte as I felt dehydrated on … Continue reading

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Race report: Two races at The Jensen Button Trust Triathlon in Luton, England.

Mini-sprint distance: 300m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run. This race was organised by Human Events for Jenson button, F1 driver and triathlon fan. It was located in Luton just north of London and in a country estate with a deep … Continue reading

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UK Triathlon: Seaford in East Sussex, South Coast of England

Olympic distance: 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run. Race was on South Coast of England between Brighton and Eastbourne. Up at 0500 to eat some porridge with blueberries and load up the car with gear. Drove down in around 2 … Continue reading

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8 weeks until Galway 70.3 Half Ironman

Theme of the week: Surviving the heat while continuing to string training sessions together. Monday: Blazing heat. Did 30km in early afternoon with 750ml of sports drink. RPE=4-5. Good workout in the heat. Sweating profusely during the cool down after … Continue reading

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6 days countdown until Anting, Shanghai race

Monday: Long swim in morning. 2km around 40 mins. Steady pace as haven’t swam for over a week. Run 30mins from pool through park back home, RPE=3. Approx. 4km with backpack. Extra run session in the afternoon! Was a beautiful … Continue reading

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Race Week for Olympic distance race in Fuzhou

Monday: Easy run, around 50 mins, RPE=1-2. Beautiful sunny morning looked like first hot day of the year. Tuesday: Long swim in the morning, 0700 in the pool. 3km, steady swims 3 x 1km with about 20 seconds rest in … Continue reading

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