UltraHumps: The Training Continues

Hi blog followers and welcome to another weekly blog of my journey to the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.

This week has seen me training full time back in the good old outdoors which I love. Due to work commitments requiring me to head to Waiouru in the latter part of the week I had to get up extra early the day I left to make sure my training was done as Coach Ray had me upping the tempo for reps on the bike. I didn’t have space in the vehicle to take the bike with me so it was an early start.

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Lisa’s Journey, Week 21: Next week… will be a better week!!!

This week is not about how much exercise I’ve done, because there’s been not much (said in a whisper, because I don’t even like saying it).  So there’s been one run to follow my Glenorcy run.  It was along the beautiful Lake Te Anau edge, as a storm brewed in the hills. We were all still fighting bugs and energy wasn’t abundant! Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 21: Next week… will be a better week!!!”

Pre-Kona Qwik-View with Top Aussie AGer Sarah Watson

Ironman Training

Qwik Kiwi: Last year you had a very successful Invictus Games, however this year instead of being at the Invictus Games you are at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. What has your season been like since the Invictus Games in Toronto? Which event did you qualify at?

Sarah Watson: After Invictus Games in 2017, I set my sights on completing an Ironman in 2018. I found myself a coach (Colin Norris – Pro Triathlete in Team ITZU) and identified a IM70.3 and an Ironman race to sign up to and set about training under my coach’s guidance. I completed an Olympic distance race in April in Lanzarote and won my age group there much to my surprise. Six weeks later, I lined up for IM 70.3 Barcelona where I placed 4th in my age group. I didn’t qualify for the World Championships, however several weeks later Ironman contacted me asking if I would like to race at the IM World Championships in Port Elizabeth based on my finish time in my category.   I took them up on the offer! Continue reading “Pre-Kona Qwik-View with Top Aussie AGer Sarah Watson”

Saturday Swim Session: Broken 400’s Will Make Big Changes To Your Swimming

Tri Swim Coach

Broken 400’s improve both your stamina and your speed. My old coach used to make the most of these sessions and they were a staple from my teenage years. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.
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Pre-Kona Qwik-View with Top French AGer Arnaud Selukov


Qwik Kiwi: You have had a big year taking out second place at Ultraman Canada. What events did you do to qualify for Kona?
Arnaud Selukov: I started racing 2018 at IMNZ, where I took second in 45/49 in 9:25.

Then I raced in Roth in 9:00:37   That is still haunting me and two weeks after I was runner up at the ITU long course WC in Denmark. Continue reading “Pre-Kona Qwik-View with Top French AGer Arnaud Selukov”