70.3 taper and race tips

70.3 taper and race tips

This is me back in 2010 or thereabouts competing in Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City. Photo courtesy of my youngest, Jess. That is how I roll, training wheels and nothing fancy, except for the helmet but it only looks fancy and didn’t last long because it really...
Getting back into Triathlon mode (or just move mode)

Getting back into Triathlon mode (or just move mode)

Today was a really good day! Having piddled around since my cycle trip with the occasional swim, and cycle on the watt bike at the gym, plus a few runs, I really needed to put down a good brick session, what with Ironman 70.3 South Africa only three weeks away.  What...
Adventure between the desert and the deep blue sea

Adventure between the desert and the deep blue sea

I left Knysna at 5:30am, taking the steep climb out of town in the direction of Plettenberg Bay. After about 5kms at the top of the climb I turned left onto the R339 to Uniondale. The road took me on tar and patches of broken glass for 3kms between formal and informal...
Adventure Recalibrating

Adventure Recalibrating

As mentioned in the first blog of this series, in any adventure worth its salt, too much planning is counter productive, you dont want to be thinking I must or.. I have to.. much at all. And so the twist that I referred to in my latest blog post has come to pass, The...
Adventure underway on Route 62

Adventure underway on Route 62

After a brief business meeting on Monday morning, 5 December, and after a few final preparations, I set out from Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth along the coastal road to Schoenmakerskop. I had spent a few nights at the phenomenal Ocean Bay Guest House in Summerstrand...
Feeling Delicious

Feeling Delicious

I can remember how as a child I would go through to my parents’ bedroom on a Saturday morning and find them lazing in bed. I would ask what they were doing and my Dad would reply “feeling delicious”. I’m sure that many people can identify with that feeling, and it...