UltraHumps: Taper Time

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Welcome to my weekly blog – UltraHumps journey to the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.  This completes my final week of standard training from Coach Ray as we head into the tapering period leading up to the second event of the eight events I have for this challenge, being the IronMaori Quarter Ironman in Napier, having previous completed the Taupo Half Marathon as the first event.

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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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UltraHumps: Melbourne Calling

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

This last week has seen me visit the Physio who had me do a range of movements whilst studying my shoulder.  When I explained where the pain or discomfort was, she advised me not to worry about that.  Pain doesn’t necessarily come from where it is injured. After almost an hour long session and tape in place, with a whole lot of exercises to do for strengthening I was on my way with a follow up appointment after the upcoming ultrasound. So it will be interesting to see how it develops so Coach Ray can get me back into swimming.

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UltraHumps: Burgers To Die For

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Well I am back in New Zealand after an amazing holiday in the USA with my other half, staying in the cities of New Orleans, Memphis, Las Vegas and San Francisco and also passing through Houston Airport a number of times.  Some of the blog followers whom I work with, have asked me which was my favourite part? Each city has its own atmosphere with each activity being special, so it is hard to define the best.  The best thing we did though was to continue to train whilst on holiday, as we knew once back in New Zealand it would be hard to get back into it.  So we trained daily in the hotel gym. Continue reading “UltraHumps: Burgers To Die For”

UltraHumps – America Calling/Cooling


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I am almost at the end of my overseas holiday then I will be back to the reality of work lol.

This week we first moved to Las Vegas and took the first day off training to have a look around. Well that didn’t quite work out as a day off as we headed out of the hotel about 0900 hours and the Nevada Desert heat hit us straight away, given that Las Vegas is a city built on a desert. We walked for a couple of hours in a very dry heat of over 100+ Fahrenheit or 40+ Celsius.  The locals were telling us it is starting to cool down with their summer heading towards autumn!  Really? It was definitely indoor treadmill training for this kid. Continue reading “UltraHumps – America Calling/Cooling”

UltraHumps Journey to Cameron Brown Award and Iron Maori Legend Series

Ultraman Australia

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Since my last blog I have attended a family celebration of my mother’s 75th, a family wedding, and I am now on holiday with Mel in the United States.  This is a holiday we have had to plan carefully to fit in with the busy schedules of our respective careers. Continue reading “UltraHumps Journey to Cameron Brown Award and Iron Maori Legend Series”

UltraHumps: Day 1 Ultraman