UltraHumps – Weather Bomb

Hi team

Welcome to blog # 28.  Well like most people I started back at work this week after a three week break over the festive season.  Never long enough of course, so like most I suffered from the back to work blues.  Anyway I got back into my work and training schedule which is a balancing act at the best of times, but I always make both achievable. Continue reading “UltraHumps – Weather Bomb”

UltraHumps: Injuries Are Creeping In

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Well it is less than four weeks to go and the dreaded injuries have crept in resulting in two visits to the doctor and one to the dentist this week.   Well the latter has nothing to do with training, but the idea of a possible upcoming root canal will have my work colleague (Dave T) saying “Dry ya eyes princess” lol. Continue reading “UltraHumps: Injuries Are Creeping In”

UltraHumps: Taupo’s Ultramarathon Trial Run as Preparation for Ultraman

Ironman Training

Hello everyone and welcome to Blog # 15 as I continue my journey to the greatest challenge of my life, surpassing Ultraman Australia 2016 by adding to it.  3+2+1= Charity, where I am completing 3 Half Ironman events over 3 consecutive weekends in December 2016, 2 Ironman distance events over 2 weeks in February / March 2017, and 1 Ultraman event in May 2017.  A total of 1306 km’s of Swimming, Cycling and Running over the 6 events to raise funds for the ‘Children of the New Zealand Defence Force Fallen Heroes’ (plus god only knows how many km’s in training Qwik Kiwi’s Head Coach and Director Coach Ray Boardman will have me do). Continue reading “UltraHumps: Taupo’s Ultramarathon Trial Run as Preparation for Ultraman”

UltraHumps: Wild Weather and Training Later in the Day

Tri Training NZ

Hi Blog followers

Well another week and another week of completing training without disruption, as we head towards the six events of 1306 kilometres for Charity.

The storm the previous weekend (6-7 Aug 2016) in Hawkes Bay was an interesting way to see that week out with no option but to hit my LeMond Revolution Exercycle in the garage to avoid the gales, downpour, coupled with thunder and lightning and the occasional snow flurry, but this Blog is about this weeks training.

I managed to ensure I completed all the training on the allocated days that Coach Ray scheduled. This allowed maximum recovery between each session.  It also allows Coach Ray to monitor how my body performs with double sessions i.e. AM and a PM session on particular days, the brick session of two disciplines back to back, and the longer training sessions on different days of specific disciplines. Continue reading “UltraHumps: Wild Weather and Training Later in the Day”

UltraHumps: Reflections from Ultraman

Ultraman Training

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Another week closer with training for the infamous 3 + 2 + 1 = Charity – this being a total of 6 events covering 1306 kilometres, of which the breakdown is roughly 23 kilometres of swimming, 1051 kilometres of cycling and 232 kilometres of Running, plus god knows how many kilometres of each discipline Coach Ray will have me covering in training. Continue reading “UltraHumps: Reflections from Ultraman”

UltraHumps – Training Challenges

Ultraman Training

Hi Team

Welcome to Blog # 4 as we travel the journey with Qwik Kiwi’s Coach Ray to prepare me for the biggest challenge of my life to date the 3+2+1= Charity.

To refresh your memory, as even I struggle to comprehend it sometimes lol…

The 3 = 3 Half Ironman events over 3 consecutive weekends (IronMaori on 3 December 2016, Taupo 70.3 on 10 December 2016  and Rotorua Half Ironman on 17 December 2016).

The 2 = 2 Ironman distance events over 2 weeks being Challenge Wanaka on 18 February 2017 and Ironman New Zealand in Taupo on 4 March 2017.

The 1 = 1 Ultraman event over 1 long weekend being Ultraman Australia (13-15 May 2017).

The distances equate to 1306 kilometres in total, all in the name of charity where I continue to fundraise for the children left behind from the Fallen Heroes.

Continue reading “UltraHumps – Training Challenges”