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Friday 6th May 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 08:30

Leaking positive energy today!

Races entered!
Penrith 70.3 (November), Wanaka 70.3 (feb), Busso 70.3 (May), cairns 140,6 (Dec 2017).

New shoes (kinvara). Cushioned ride

Life- good!


Wednesday 4th May 2016

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 10:39

What: holiday and learning golf

Why: in Western Aussie still and Alex wanted to play

Lyrics: nope

Not an expert but I would advise nose op patients to have at least 1- 2 weeks of light exercise. pain permitting and you don't want to promote bleeding. Depends on the surgeon usually.

Toenail- yea depends on how it came off and if the nail bed is damaged.

LMH- yea I had water to. Was taking it in turns and using water to wash down the gels. Energy wise I felt great.. That's what makes it even more annoying!

Shoes- I reckon I'm set on the saucony kinvara, 4mm drop with cushioning. Recommended as a long distance shoe. I tried some on today but will visit perth tomorrow and do more testing. Anyone here run in a low drop shoe for long distance??? My stupid feet

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 02:20

Took in one gel x4 during the bike. Then about a half on the run (energy was not the issue!). I had electrolyte powder in X2 bottles on the bike but didn't even finish one. I don't think it effected me.


I have thought the same re plantar fasciitis. Can it happen bilaterally out of then blue?? My ankle was sore and on my training run that arch hurt a little bit. But by goodness I haven't felt that actual pain before. Both the landing and push of was destroying. When the road changed into gravel I was close to tears.


1.) I didn't give up on the swim
2.) I was comfortable on my bike and saved energy
3.) T times were pretty good!


1.) tackle the first part of the swim, don't be so afraid
2.) more power on the bike, I had plenty to spare coming off
3.) keep those legs going on the run, no walking

Need to do's
- bike fit
- areo out (drink bottle holders etc)
- new shoes (looking at the saucony virrata)
- practice practice

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 10:42
Hey hey

Race report

Scared scared and more scared. I'm not sure why but it again took a good 500m before i could put my head under water. I couldn't breathe out for some reason. Even though I practiced fine and the water wasn't that cold. Anyway... Out at just under 39mins. I can do better!

Flat, fast, fun. Nothing else to say except I got sick of sweet gels pretty quickly.
Off the bike under 3 hours.

Legs felt great, energy levels good. Then it hit me about 5 km in that I was in trouble. Both of my feet were absolute agony. Bone pain located under my arches. Both hurt equally and intensely. Every stride was absolute torture.
First 10km went swiftly at 56 mins and then the pain was too much. Walking/hobble the rest. What a let down .
2:10 HM

5 hours 53. I did my goal which was under 6 hours. But felt destroyed that I came off the bike in great time and could have nailed the run if my feet were ok. I haven't had that severe pain in a long time. No idea what caused it. Horrid.

Next 70.3 will be Wanaka in NZ. I must work on my open water swimming, power on the bike and strength on the run. Plus.... I must need new shoes or something!!
I want to stay zero drop with no arch support (arch stuff kills my flat feet). But I need it more cushioned to minimise the agony of impact.

That's me done! Photos of Facebook!

P.s- I saw Craig Alexander on his run....... Beautiful

Sunday 1st March 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:15
Just a quick pop in to say I decided to go ahead with with Busso 70.3 despite my ankle. Finish time of 5 hours 53 mins. Shocking run ... Agony. But made it.

I'm currently in WA with family so when next on a computer I'll write a race report.

Wednesday 20th April

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 09:15


What: same pace out a back 3km #1 (14:31 mins) 3km #2 (14:39 mins)

Why: Taper crazy

Lyrics: Nope

Last hard: Tapering + nervous energy

Be back later.. need to go get some dinner!

Sunday 17th April 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:53

Hey Hey

Short run turned into a 11km walk with a friend.

LMH- Total madness ... astonishingly crazy! Race is the 1st of May, getting close now!

Ollie- Nice streak , hoping the niggles will vanish on the day to.

Dinner and early night for me, another week at work awaits!

Sunday 17th April 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 02:50

What: 2km swim and maybe a small run later

Why: tapering..... So nervous!

Lyrics: "I'd give up forever to touch you". I used to play this song on my guitar and sing in pubs for some cash!

Last hard: anxiety increasing

I feel like I have a million new injuries.. What is going on! The base of my thumb is agony. It examines like tendonitis but I have no idea how it's happened. So painful to put any weight through it. Urgh goodness me!

Saturday 16th April 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 00:32
Yup ankle still uncomfortable LMH. Pretty Painful one minute and ok the next. Annoyed that this is the time I get injuries. Work so hard for it to fall apart at the end!!

Saturday 16th April 2016

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 13:38
Great article Ale, she is amazing! What I would give for a 9-5 job with no nights and weekends though!
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