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Dec 18, 2014

Check out these classic videos of the 1985 Alpine Ironman. A bold claim, but probably the best race in the history of multisport! John Howard and I were joint winners.

Those were the days when in races we took responsibility for our own safety and judgement of risk. Good on ya Juddy! (race director)



Nov 17, 2014

Energy flows where attention goes

The confident countdown:

Here are some tips, in chronological order, as we cruise the last couple of days to the start line.

Nov 10, 2014

A confident head space, a piece of cake.

Like baking a cake, we’ve pulled together the separate ingredients of endurance, speed and technique over the last 21 weeks. The cake now needs to “rise”, our focus and energy shifting toward getting our mind into a confident space. A week of mental confidence boosting. The physical training tapers down,.. sharpening up with short, intense sessions. We’ll talk about the icing on your cake next week with race-day tips and strategy.

Nov 03, 2014

Getting fresh

What’s the optimal way for us to use the final 2 weeks before the Queenstown Marathon?

In a word: Taper.

In a sentence: Ease off the really long hard training, sharpen up with short intense sessions, and add lots of recovery, so that you line up for the race as fresh and crisp as you can possibly be!

Oct 30, 2014

The last hard week, the top of the hill!

This week is our pinnacle training week, our hardest of the program. After this hard week we will begin our taper. Congrats on all of your good work to date! Only 3 weeks to the marathon. Time to feel the excitement!