All the way to the Finish

"When my alarm went off, I sprang out of bed eager to begin race day!" It’s now been just over a week since the Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival and I thought it was time to finally write up my first race review. I had a restless nights’ sleep before the event, even after finishing work at 9pm, (which I DO NOT recommend before your first race) I still tossed and turned all night waking up almost every half hour to check the time. Despite the restless sleep, when my alarm went off I sprang out of bed eager to begin race day! I’d laid my gear out the night before, so after going through my mental checklist at least another half dozen times and eating my usual pre-race peanut butter an

General Fueling Protocols for the Endurance Athlete

General Guidelines It occurred to me at the last weekend of racing in Townsville that many of the competitors could have boosted their performance by knowing how to fuel correctly so I have put some general guidelines below for perusal and a little bit about inflammation - Over the years I have used many products some to good effect and some really bad for me that are too harsh or simply just don't do what they say on the box. Before we have a look at the general guidelines, a little bit about the "Good Ol Fat burning myth" As an endurance athlete you simply need to eat good wholesome food you don't need to go on any special crazy new age diet as the longer you go your body will naturally ad

From Start to Finish

I’ve always been the type of person where the harder it sounds, the more I want to do it. I’ve done 24 hour challenges consisting of bike, row and run in teams, I’ve done so many charity runs I can’t keep count now (my favourite being the Wings for Life World Run) and in 2015 I even competed in a 3 day wheelbarrow event, that’s right a wheelbarrow event! In teams, we pushed a wheelbarrow 140km over 3 days to raise money for our chosen charity. So when a friend of mine said he was doing Cairns Ironman this year, I was intrigued. I’d heard of triathlon before but all I knew was that there was a swim, bike and run involved, that’s it. So I jumped on google and started researching. I looked up t

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