UltraHumps: IronMaori

Iron Maori

Hi blog followers

Another week down and another event (# 4) completed towards my journey of 8 events that make up the Cameron Brown Award and Iron Maori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.

During the week Coach Ray had to juggle my recovery sessions after last weeks Around Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and taper me for this weeks IronMaori Half Ironman.  To top it off I had tightness in my left thigh which hindered running.  Talk about go from one injury to another.  I wasn’t too concerned as I found that by putting a compression sleeve on it I could still run, albeit at a slower pace.  I generally have a sports massage post events and pre events, so I mentioned it to my sports masseuse and he went to town on my thigh, leaving me wishing I said nothing as I was wincing with the pressure he was applying, but it worked a treat.  By the end of the week I could run on it with minor discomfort, so took my time knowing I had to battle out a Half Ironman on Saturday. Continue reading “UltraHumps: IronMaori”

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: The Early Bird Catches The Worm!

I’m abit late writing this weeks blog, sorry Ray it doesn’t give you much time to edit my spelling mistakes! Haha.

The main reason I’m writing this article Saturday morning is the last 5 or more weeks I just haven’t been doing the long session in the morning which has either resulted in me either having to do it on an evening when tired or more often than not resulting in me missing the session and leaving a big ugly red session on my Training Peaks account! Continue reading “Mikes Middle Distance Magic: The Early Bird Catches The Worm!”

Book of the Month December – Daniels’ Running Formula

Book of the month

Daniels, Jack (2013) Daniels’ Running Formula 3rd Edition Human Kinetics

Get in the best shape of your running career with the help of Daniels’ Running Formula, the book that Runner’s World magazine calls the best training book. Premier running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his legendary VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to run stronger, longer and faster. Continue reading “Book of the Month December – Daniels’ Running Formula”

Qwik Kiwi Open Water Swim Seminar – Nelson

Swim Session

These sessions are a perfect opportunity to boost your confidence in the open water, learn some skills and tactics to get you safely and efficiently through your first (or second, third, fourth etc…) triathlon.

Each seminar is 90 minutes long with limit of 10 participants per seminar to ensure you receive quality instruction, maximum safety and attention to your skill and confidence development. Continue reading “Qwik Kiwi Open Water Swim Seminar – Nelson”

Saturday Swim Session: Build Strength Through the Use of Paddles

Tri Swim Coach

Paddles are a great tool to build strength whilst swimming. They are specific, however just be careful that they aren’t too big, as the bigger they are the greater risk of an over use injury. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.
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UltraHumps: Round Taupo

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Hi blog followers

Welcome to my blog as I continue my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.

This week I have continued with Coach Ray’s training regime to get ready for the third event of eight for the journey.  My arm appears to be all good, well getting there lol, as the week before last I managed to return to swimming with both arms, but wore short training swim fins throughout.  This wasn’t so much for speed, but more for buoyancy.  In the weeks training just gone, I ditched the fins and only used them for Coach Ray’s drill/swim activities. Continue reading “UltraHumps: Round Taupo”

Lisa’s Journey, Week 27: Marlborough Women’s Tri… tick!

I’ve actually not got too much to report training wise. The last week was a hike and a bike. Yip that was it! Seems even worse now, having just typed it. It’s like saying it out loud. So, I was just putting this event down to the experience since the training for it had eased off.

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