Ironman 70.3

I have finally finished my mini documentary on my training and entry into an Ironman 70.3 race.

2 years in the making, this is the most time consuming, yet rewarding thing I have probably done in life so far. Training was long, hard, and exhausting… but I am glad to have finished the race […]

Ironman

What a day. Here I sit feeling the after effects of a long race, sore muscles and really sorehip and knee joints. The whole race has become a blur of a memory so I want to write down as much as I can before the memory fades away. You can read more on my fitness […]

Nothing left to do but race

Ironman 70.3 is only a few days away and there is no more training left to do. My body can’t possibly get any more prepared for this years “A” race than it is right now. All I have left to do is figure out the logistics of race day, mentally prep, and get lots of […]

Duathlon 2013

Another race is in the bag…and I feel pretty bagged!

I beat my time from last year by 4 minutes with a finish of 2:30:59 based on my Garmin timing. Some how my timing chip was not entered into the system, I mean I didn’t even get a DNF on the online rankings page. I […]

Destroyed my legs

I just got back from my first long bike ride with my brother, and he made me feel like such a noob. My legs are completely depleted now. 42 km in 88 minutes for an average of 28.8 kph is not terrible for a first big ride of the season. The huge hill near the […]

Long week of training

Well that was one long exhausting week of training. I feel so drained after 7 days of fitness. Finished off the week with a brick session this morning with my older brother. 2 hours total which started with a 30 km ride followed by an 8.7 km run. We were definitely not setting any records […]

Race day check up

I’m getting a little nervous, my first Triathlon is tomorrow. 500 meter swim, 17.5 km bike, 5 km run.Now I know I can easily do the distances, and I entered this sprint distance triathlon as an easy opening to the season. I wanted a simple race that would help me work out some of the […]

End Base training

I went for a brick session this morning which brings my base training to its end. Sat on the bike for and hour and then went out and ran 10 km. I was pretty happy with my 1o km time of 50 minutes considering my legs did not feel nice and fresh.

Now its time […]

First Brick of the year

I went for a short test run followed by a bike ride this morning. The Garmin 910XT is performing better than I expected, the only two things to complain about so far are the not quite user friendly setup that is required to make it communicate with my Windows 7 machine. But now that I […]

Training Goal Met

So I did some calculations and found out that my century ride last weekend completed my 2012 goal of riding 2000 road km’s on my bike. The total count is 3144.7km which started on January 1st when I reset the odometer to zero. I am pretty happy with this number because it means I rode […]