10 weeks on from the race in Port Elizabeth, I thought I’d give a bit of an insight into the numbers behind what it took to win that day. But before I do I probably need to set this up.

BACKGROUND

I have been involved in sport pretty much all of my life. Triathlon for the best part of 23 years give or take a few years going off the rails at 18! This is important, because I have a long history in all 3 sports. Remember the 10,000 hours? I am there and beyond.

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But wtf do we do when we get there?

Winter or the off season is that time of year you get to re-focus, take on-board all the learnings from the last season, address any issues with technique, injuries or areas of weakness in your body and start to build a strong solid base to launch your next season off.

BUT Where do you start with getting strong for Triathlon? Read More

……..OF COURSE THEY CAN!

For the non-triathlete, Ironman (or long distance triathlon) combines the three disciplines of Swim, Bike, Run. They cover distances of 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and 26.6km of running. They are performed consecutively on one day without stopping and with just a short transition period between each and must be completed within 17 hours to qualify as Ironman status.

Sounds impossible doesn’t it? However just in Europe alone you’ll find approx. 36,000 very normal, amateur athletes line up to that start line with the hopes of hitting the magic red carpet & the finish line to the words of “You are an Ironman”. Read More