Category Archives: Swimming


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 [...]

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.

Crunch Time in the Training Cycle

It’s getting to be crunch time in the training cycle from now till the half ironman. Records need to be beaten in the pool and big weeks are needed from now. I’ve worked all year to get to this point and I feel confident that I came come up with the numbers on the day.

Countdown to the Tri Season

Well its almost two weeks to go till the Scorching series starts, that marks the official kick off of the pre race season, that means six weeks till the half, time goes so fast, its amazing… I’m counting the days,

Winning the Head Game

This week my swim coach said something that has stuck with me, he said I should allow myself to celebrate the successes I have in the pool. It stuck with me for a couple of reasons.

The Toll of Training

I wanted to spend a bit of time this week talking about how much of a toll all the training is having on my body and the great support I’m receiving to keep me going regardless.

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