Tag: motivation

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Race Report: Bangsaen Triathlon 2016  

Most people who do triathlon competitively, or any other sport competitively, or any other hobbies competitively, are likely to be very good at putting pressure on themselves. It’s one of my fortes. In some situations it is a forte- but for some it can be harmful, and just end in disappointment. So for my first triathlon of 2016 – my first real “test” since … Read More Race Report: Bangsaen Triathlon 2016  

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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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The (somewhat brief) nature of resolutions

(Photo Credit: Adam Roberts, Mr. Orangedog Photography) As 2015 drew to a close, everyone here in Thailand was very excited: as Christmas is non-existent, the New Years’ parties take the front seat. I witnessed 2016 coming in on the local beach, watching a sea of lanterns being set off along the the 5km beach, and the biggest and best hotels competing to set off the biggest … Read More The (somewhat brief) nature of resolutions