Cover Photo: Sprint finishing against the coach, Jurgen Zack. As they say….it’s not a honeymoon. Last weekend I decided to mix up my training a bit by taking part in the 10.5km race at Laguna Phuket Marathon. Having been injured recently and not been able to compete in triathlons, it was the perfect excuse to get back on the start line. The event was … Read More Smashing out the 10.5km to take the Win
Recently I took part in a different sort of event – similar idea of keeping moving for a long time. But only running. And not on the even road surface but off road on trails and over mountains. Ok, fair enough, the non-triathletes among you will consider this little different to what I normally do, but those amongst you who dwell in the sport … Read More Don’t be afraid to change up the pace
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
Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the eye-opening experience of both racing and marshalling major triathlon races. The first of the events – Laguna Phuket Triathlon – I raced. Although I was aware of draft marshals out on the bike course, I was also aware that for a lot of the course, I was flying solo, always respecting the 7m thai drafting … Read More Impartial Marshalling
Initially I thought Chicago was to be my last race of the 2015 season, but then there was a change to plan. I decided to take some time to focus on triathlon whilst training in Phuket, and suddenly LPT 2015 was set to be a pretty incredible race for me for several reasons. Firstly, my new training group Z-coaching calls Laguna it’s home, and thus for the club … Read More Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015
In my previous post, I mentioned the analogy between human and Earth’s boundaries. How if we go at something full force without taking a break to recover, we’ll eventually burn out, in the same way that we’re burning our planet out. But some deep thoughtful friend of mine threw in a wild card: what about external influences to these ‘closed’ systems with defined boundaries?