I suppose it's a bit ironic that it's taken a full-blown pandemic to cause me to stop and re-evaluate everything - that probably says more about how busy I was before rather than anything else. With NZ in lockdown, it's a great time for us all to stop, think, and work out what we want … Continue reading New year, New me?
I have to admit, I'm not sure how I feel about this race. Overall, the processes I went through were good, the atmosphere was good, and the execution on the day was good. I put off writing this for a couple of days to let my emotions settle down, but the ultimately I'm not as … Continue reading My Debut: 70.3 Taupo
It just wasn't my day today! The day started as it usually does: wake up, coffee, last minute packing, drive to the race venue, set-up, warm up. This all went pretty well, then we all heard the announcement. "There will be no swim today due to the combination of high winds and swells present." S***. … Continue reading Maraetai Tri Race Report
I have to admit, I'm very excited about this particular post. I can finally announce that I've formed a partnership with Quintana Roo! Introduction to QR & Specs: Quintana Roo are an American brand based out of Chattanooga in the USA. They were the first brand to come out with a tri-specific wetsuit - being … Continue reading New Bike Day!
It's October, meaning it's that time of year again in New Zealand - time to make the annual trip across the Harbour Bridge and travel from Takapuna to Auckland City! The day started out with a 5.45am alarm, then the now-routine coffee before leaving for the race. I'd packed the night before, and with this … Continue reading Auckland 11km Traverse Race Report
This is going to be a very quick race report - there isn't a lot to say that hasn't already been covered in previous posts. I warmed up, went for a "bit of a jog", got tired, warmed down, sat down to write this. So lets kick into it! The morning started with coffee and … Continue reading Hamilton Half Marathon Race Report
In light of the half marathon world record recently being broken, I thought it might be good to go back and have a look at what adorns the feet of the top 2 professional men in half and full marathon race distances right now... and what could potentially become the usurpers from another brands. I'm … Continue reading Nike 4/Next %’s vs nb 5280’s vs Hoka carbon x’s
We all know it - recovery is key to getting better results from training. Sleep is one of the best ways to do that! I'll be the first to admit it (after my mother, who constantly tells me to get to bed earlier, stop watching TV at night & stop waking her up early in … Continue reading Sleep!
"The formula for success: half of your rate of failure". At least, I think that's the quote. It's a pretty apt way to sum up what my history at the NZ Duathlon National champs has been. I've been injured or very sick every time I've attempted to race it. This year, I had a great … Continue reading My NZ Duathlon National Champs Race Report
People tend to be willing to spend an awful lot of money when it comes to marginal gains - especially bike related stuff. As triathletes, we're prone to the marketing strategies from three sports retailers. Not ideal for the 99% of us who have limited money and unlimited wants! Having said that, I would hazard … Continue reading Planning out your spending when it comes to gear