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Monday 9th January 2017

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 08:33

What: 3km swim (endurance and drills) + night shift 29/42

Why: Easy week - my work wants to break me

Last hard: Saturday

Last rest: 1/7

Filthy weather here to. 37 degrees and muggy as all hell. Thunder storms expected overnight. I wasn't really feeling the swim today- just tired. Another week of night shifts start tonight. Slowing getting them done (for now).

Saturday 7th January 2017

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 07:20
Morning LMH

3.5 hour ride
30 min brick run
40 min open water swim

Why: Ironman training

Lyrics: Yep

Last hard: That brick run sucked

Last rest: 6 days ago

I have heard good things about Fitbit. I've heard better about Indian YUM!

Friday 6th January 2017

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 02:16


Long time no talk (again) sorry!

What: 1 hour 15 LSR (Done). Another 45 mins planned later this evening.

Why: Legs knackered from a heavy training week so far. Also poor choice of timing- very hot!

Lyrics: I don't think so

2 updates

1.) I have a coach and an official triathlon club. The aim is more quality and less quantity. Saying that, I am on 7 on 7 off (nights) at work.. so this week is a 16 hour training week and I am feeling it!

2.) My new bike - Cervelo 48cm. The bike fit on my Felt wasn't good enough and my back just couldn't handle the reach. So I bit the bullet and spend the money for comfort! So far so good- much nicer to ride.


I am going to try and post more frequently again! I miss you guys!


Tuesday 29th November 2016

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:28

Race report 70.3 Western Sydney

Perfect! No nerves, no wetsuit and water temp perfect.
38 mins

Awful. TT bike too big, reach to great. My back was agony within the first 20 mins. Crashed the bike at about 60km in. Ankle and back receiving most of the force. Then had a slow Puncture! It felt like I was moving heaven and earth to keep up with the slower riders...
3 hours 5

Ruined.. back gone, hips quickly followed. Holding back tears of pure frustration at my body. Just held on. Needed to walk lots.
2 hours 15

- loved the swim with no anxiety
- I didn't pull out.. even if tempted
- just purchased a new cervelo 48cm fitted TT. My 51cm felt has gone to Alex to try.

Could have done better
- just realised the bike was too big for me
- didn't take enough water on the bike
- too much emotional drainage on the run.

Now to heal and rest. Next race- 70.3 in Feb.

Monday 14th November 2016

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 01:27

Hi Guys, long time no speak again! A few updates and a late race report

What: Swim and maybe a light jog

Why: 2 weeks out from Sydney 70.3

Lyrics: 'Here's a little song I wrote. You might want to sing it note for note'

Last Hard: Yesterdays run

Last Rest: a few days I think


Race report (Huskisson standard distance triathlon) 2 hours 48, second place

SWIM- Was meant to be a calm and flat swim.. it was not. It was a triangle 1.5km and sighting was a real problem given the waves and fighting sea sickness. I went a bit off course but it only turned out to be an extra 40m. around 32 mins

BIKE- Undulated but kept my head down and legs turning. No real issues, averaged 30km/hr.

RUN- I usually run ok off the bike.. but my legs were very tired and I battled to just stay running. Managed in the end 10km - 52 mins.

2nd in age category (25-29), 8th female overall.

Other updates really quickly

- I'm now on 3 months of night shifts at work. so will have time to post!

- 70.3 in 2 weeks time. Aiming for sub 5 hours 50

- I'm still not seeing much progress with my running, now thinking of seeing a coach about it. I would like to aim for a sub 1 hr 45 HM. currently between 1 hour 52-54.

- I have read about the 2 young girls who passed away in the UK recently. Read it in disbelief. If anyone knew them.. I am very sorry. Terrible.

- Trump is president..........

That's me!

Monday 3rd October 2016

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:14


What: 4.6km out (4:45min/km), 4.6 km back (4:51min/km). Followed by Gym and massage.

Why: It's Monday

Lyrics: Nope

Lyrics Yesterday: 'Teeth' by Lady Gaga, great running song but I wish I didn't look at the lyrics. Some things are best left alone.

Last Hard: Massage on my hips

Last Rest: 19/09

Windy and a bit rainy here... Canberra cannot decide what season it's in!

Have fun Ale

sunday 2nd October

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 06:16

Morning guys

What: 82km cycle (700m gain) - 3 hours-ish

Why: Hilly Highway ride

Lyrics ' Take a bite of my bad girl meat'  (sounds horrid but a good running song)

Last hard: Them hills today

Last rest: 19/09

Average 27km/hr today- including a few red lights, hills and negotiating roads. I am quite happy.. thinking I will defo get a sub 3 hours for the 90km in my next race.

Anyway that's me

Study + movie time

Saturday 1st October 2016

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 11:03

Morning (no evening)

What: 21 km aerobic run (1 hr 57 something), 1000m swim (19 mins something)

Why: easy does it

Last hard: last 5km of the run- hips hips hips

Last rest: 19/9

Knee are best at rest... still need another 7-8 year before I can help you out LMH! mates rates

next race Oct 30th- standard distance tri

'A' race- Western Sydney 70.3- aiming and on track for under 5 hours 50

Friday 30th September

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:09

Morning all (or night for me)

What: 1 hour treaddie run

Why: We seem to be returning to winter (pre summer) in Aussie-land

Lyrics: Nope

Last Hard: I hate the treaddie... but the rain was just too heavy to venture

Last Rest: 19/09

I have been super busy with work, study and training recently. Ups and downs with my program as my working weeks have seen above 90 hours. I have also developed a pretty impressive ganglion on my ankle.... No other news really!

LMH- It sounds like I have missed an event... are you ok?

Ale- Amazing streak!

Emz- Have fun in Denmark!

Monday 5th September 2016

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 11:56

Morning all

Long time no speak

What: 1 hour, 11km run

Why: It's Monday

Last Hard: A while ago

Last Rest: 04/09

Lyrics: Yes

I have been training regularly I promise! Easy weeks around surgical on-calls and full weeks of about 11-12 hours a week.

my last Long run, I hit HM in 1 hour 56. I was happy with this!

Struggling at the moment with tightness in my legs. I have been stretching and foam rolling but I cannot seem to hit the TFL muscle right up in my hip. Very sore and it limits my stepping distance whilst running. I had a massage yesterday which left me with some DOMS.

Anyway.. that's all from me right now! I shall struggle on!

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