Category Archives: Post Ironman

Welcome to the new Nick Ruane blog

Welcome to my new blog. I’m really excited to have a new blog within my own site, after a lot of hard work we now have the new nickruane site up and running and I will be writing the blog directly within the site. The blog will be about more than just my Ironman journey [...]


Changing Destinations – the vision remains the same

Well the last couple of months since IMNZ 2011 have been challenging for me, to be not training has actually been harder than to be in training, some mornings I woke up and felt like I had nothing to do and missed training, going to the pool for squad, getting on the bike, going for [...]


The Year Ahead

Well, I’ve had three weeks off to relax, eat and drink and soak up the amazing day that was the 6th March, and reflect up how much hard work it took to get there, also how much support I have received from all the people around me to get me there as well, so thank [...]


Post IMNZ 2011 Report

IMNZ has been ticked off the list, and I’m very glad about that, it was a big target looming on the horizon for a long time, we had been building up to it for 12 months, since the last attempt, no need to go over what happened at IM 2010, and its great to have [...]


The Swim of the Season

Last Thursday I had my big Time trial in the pool, I was always going to swim a long Time trial, the full Ironman distance, 3.8km. I swam the distance in 2hrs 8mins, which was 12 mins under the cut off time for the Ironman. Both I and my coach Ali were really pleased with [...]

Taupo Half Blog

Swim I had talked to lots of people about the best place to start, far side to the right, so that was were I positioned myself, on race morning, the morning dawned cloudy and cool… it had been very hot and cloudless the previous two days in Taupo, so I was pleased about the lack [...]

Race Week

It’s Half Ironman Race week, I’m filled with all sorts of emotions this week, excitement, expectation, a bit of fear but mostly I just can’t wait to get up to Taupo on Thursday to start my race preparations.

Scorching Bay Try's

Scorcher #1 2010

The first Scorcher was a really good race for me, I had a nice solid swim, 34 mins, (including transition time) so that will be a sub 30 min swim. It is a time that I am really pleased with at this point of the season. My ride came in at 1hr 8 min bike [...]

Mind Body Stuff

I had a really great session on the Saturday before by race with a muscle activation therapist called Lise Wollestenholm. Lise was recommended by my swim coach Ali. She was amazing, we spend about an hour with Lise – she was loosening up all the tightness in my muscles that I didn’t know I even [...]

The Bigger Picture

Last weekend I was invited to go to an event that Parafed Wellington put on. One of the things that Parafed does is to seek opportunities and facilitate participation for people with disabilities in sports. The event I went to was for swimming so naturally I had a connection to the event.

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