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Do I Need a Haircut?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Well, I have been getting a bit of shit about my hair lately, old friends that I havent seen for awhile think I have dyed it blond, the old guys at the pool are wondering if I am saving it up for old age. My mum says get rid of it and Tracy says no comment – not sure what that means????

I definelty havent dyed it, the outside pool and chlorine turns it blond in the summerwanaka

Challenge Wanaka

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Time for me to give the full account :)

 - Swim, in a cold cold lake, started off well and got on to Brian Fullers feet who led the swim out, but dropped off after 400m or so, Gina and a few others came up beside and we swam the two laps together. I was glad there was someother athletes around as i made the mistake of wearing clear goggles and couldnt see much at all for the swim leg back into the sun.

- Onto the bike, and the first 40k section is a out and back, so it gives you the only chance in the ride to see where the competition is. At the turnaround Brian was extending his lead and I thought he must have really good legs or on a suicide mission, thankfully he slowed down later on. I rode to the 60k mark by myself and Richard Ussher and Pete V rolled up beside me. We continued together until the 140k mark when Richard split us all up and I finished the ride about 2min down with Pete a further 2min back. Unfortunately I made some errors at the aid stations and didnt get what I wanted and needed, which ended up costing me later on. Next race im taking extra supplies of everything. The legs felt good during the ride, much better than the year before.

-Run, after I had fumbled around in transition I got out into the run course. I tried to get as much coke down as soon as possible, but was feeling pretty bonky straight away so I knew it was going to be a long day. The ks came and went and after been in 2nd until the 30k mark, Justin Daerr came past in a reversal of last yr :( I had nothing left in the tank and rolled to the finish with a 2.55 run. The finish line kids gave me a hell of a fright again, they run with ballons behind you for the last 200m or so, for a split second I thought there was someone passing me!, but I had a gap of 20 or so minutes to forth

So a much improved race from my last IM where Bella chicked me, and now I have IMNZ to look forward at the start of March.

Some photos of the day below

SWIM START

SWIM START

 

GUESS WHERE I RODE DOWN THIS ROAD

GUESS WHERE I RODE DOWN THIS ROAD

 

NEAR TURNAROUND IN TOWN

NEAR TURNAROUND IN TOWN

 

SUNBURN

SUNBURN

 

ME RECOVERING FAST IN MY COMPRESSPORT GEAR

ME RECOVERING FAST IN MY COMPRESSPORT GEAR

Challenge Wanaka

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Just a few details on my race, will post a full report soon.
Ended up 3rd behind Justin Daer and Richard Ussher, had a solid day. So I have got a 5th,3rd and 2nd here know, next yr must be time for number 1.
some interesting facts
– the water was cold – 13.7degree
– Peter V has finished 1 place behind me everytime i have raced here (3yrs)
– The Wanaka sun is stronger than Up North, I got a bit fried

Well time for a little exercise to loosen the legs

Cricket

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Square cut

Normally cricket is about as fun as watching paint dry, but I have found out in the last few days that it can actually be pretty fun. Tracy’s little sibbling’s have been staying for a few days and brought their PS3 with them including Ashes Cricket. Manny and James have seen me get a little addicted to Fifa2008 and I am afraid the same has happened again.  Its probably a good thing as instead of thinking about triathlon, I am wondering when I am going to smash my next six or bowl a yorker….

And the training is coming along well, enjoying the sunshine and outdoor pool, I do feel sorry for all the people stuck in the snow :)

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