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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!

Monday 22nd August 2016

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:20

What: 1 hour turbo with pick ups

Why: Sub 5 hours 50 70.3 in my sight

Lyrics: Nope

Last hard: 70 hour working week, including 15 hour shift last Saturday

Last rest: childhood

Radio silence not because I haven't been training, but because I'm going to bed straight after! Horrid week at work last week, long hours and sad cases. Emotionally and physically ruined and it's Monday again.

Not much else to say. Each day as it comes. Off to bed..

Tuesday August 16th 2016

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:42

What: 90mins turbo (45km)

Why: Late home from work

Lyrics: Nope

Last hard: Lots of standing at work!

Last rest: Can't remember!

I know the turbo isn't amazing for race performance due to a controlled environment. But my power and cadence sensors are telling me I can hold 35-40km without too much hassle. Hoping when it gets sunnier, I can take it onto some proper rides. Still frosty here though, so house I shall stay- whilst watching the olympics!

Monday 15th August 2016

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 11:53

Morning all

What: 1 hour run (around 11km)

Why: New week

Lyrics: Nope

Last hard: Yesterday's LSR

Last Rest: Unsure.. a while ago!

Legs felt ok on the run tonight, did a few km of a faster pace (around 4:48min/km) to just see that I still could! then slowed down for the rest. I am sure that on a flat 10k or HM I would PB. I have hills around me so they are always hard.

Pretty tired and beat up today though... wore my compression socks to work and required x2 coffees. Early to bed tonight post tacos and a small amount of wine!

Night all.

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