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Married Man

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Well, the past two weeks have flown by and I am now a married man!

Tracy and I got hitched on Ohope Beach near Whakatane, now there has been very little rainfall in New Zealand in the last 6 weeks, only 40% of the average but on the friday night before our big day the heavens opened and it started hosing down. Saturday morning and it was still raining and some heavy fog was rolling in. Lucky for us though the rain eased off for the afternoon and we had our beach wedding but in the fog! we really enjoyed it though, as it was quite different to the norm.

Onto our honeymoon and we got to spend 5nights in Rarotonga then back to NZ for another friends wedding, I have also got another one this weekend, so busy times.
Rarotonga was very warm, and it brought back memories of the phillipines, 20min run and I was drenched. The food was great, alot of fresh seafood and tropical fruits, unfortunately they didnt have any of my faviourite mango’s as all the trees got damaged in a storm they had earlier this year.

I dont have any photos from wedding yet as photographer got them still…. but have got a couple from Rarotonga

Me, feeling the heat, with Coach Tracy following on bike

Tracy on her bike

Getting Nervous….

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

So a little blog before my big day on saturday

Saturday I am getting hitched to Tracy. I dont feel that nervous at the moment but Tracy seems to be getting a little nervous. Its kind of like before a race for her at the moment, not sleeping that well at night, worrying about the weather, worrying about what she is eating and drinking, orgainising all the last minute details…..

Lucky for me she is super orgainsed.

I had my stag party the other weekend. For those readers who dont know what a stag party is, it is basically when your friends dress you up in some outrageous outfit, make you drink alot and do stupid stuff. I had a combined party with a friend Justin who is also getting married, one challenge we did was a around the local velodrome with a beer consumed at each quarter, the guys in the team who know me will be the first to say I am not blessed with short course speed so i didnt have many advantages there. It was a close fought race and Justin just got me on the line, but I think he did exhale more beer than myself :)

Just because I have already had my stag I will post this picture of good mate Brodie below in his stag costume as there cant be any payback now from a few weeks ago. He had to try and sell the bag of fish he caught down the main street of Auckland….

Brodie and his bag of fish

Rowing World Champs

Monday, November 8th, 2010

My home town has been hosting the World Rowing Champs for the last week. It finished on Sunday, and I managed to see some of the action on friday with NZ bringing home some medals that day.
The kiwis ended up with 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze, not to bad!

Well, i just wanted to share a little quote from our Mens Pair Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan who won gold, they have been struggling all year with form. Something to think about if you are struggling with training and worrying about numbers

“In the last 16 weeks we went back and just rowed our own boat. We threw away all our data, all our numbers and just started focusing on what we had to do and getting our boat going.

“When we started doing that, things started clicking, we started to get this real self-belief in each other.


You can read the rest of the article here at stuff.co.nz

NZ Pair winning Gold

Running Posture

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

With all the talk on the forum about running on your toes and injuries I thought I would share what Lydiard wrote about the correct running technique. Brett has already given the answer on the forum but since people don’t really believe things the first time they are told I will give you a second opinion from Lydiard

This is from “Running with Lydiard”
Don’t run on your toes… by which I mean, dont land on the forepart of the feet. When you are running aerobically or low anaerobic speeds, the centre of gravity is slow getting over the leading foot, so, if you land on the forepart of the feet, you are getting two much traction on landing and actually developing a stopping motion. This can be the cause of blistered feet and shin splints.
Front of the foot running………………………………..”

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