Tag: health

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Lessons from a turbulent open water swim

Ok, admittedly this isn’t front page news: Today I had an Awful Swim Session. But, every cloud has a silver lining, and I managed to draw a few important lessons from it. So Wednesday is open water swim morning: we all meet at the beach early to avoid the jet-skis, and generally tend to swim out to a boat or landmark for about half … Read More Lessons from a turbulent open water swim

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A few questions answered: What exactly am I up to?

Recently, I have been asked the same few questions by several of you who (surprisingly) read my blog. Although obvious questions, I realised I have never addressed them. So here they are, and some answers to go with them.

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Surat Thani/Khao Sok 70km bike race

A spontaneous last minute decision lead me towards a whole new type of racing: bike racing. The purpose of this blog is to reflect on the 70km pure bike racing experience, with a few anecdotal snippets of the actual race thrown in.

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H2Pro Hydrate Sweat Test

In my two ‘A’ races this year – the Zell-am-See 70.3 World Championships and Chicago ITU Standard distance AG World Champs, it’s fair to say I was slightly disappointed by my results. In both instances, the results weren’t “bad”, with 7th and 5th place in the World respectively, but what was “bad” was how I raced and how I felt on the run.