I don’t know about you but I don’t get up every morning expecting to change the world (or my body) in one day. When I got into triathlon’s I could swim but had no fitness, I swam and swam and felt like I was never going to improve. Nick Croft my swimming coach said if … More Long Term Consistency Trumps Short Term Intensity
There’s something different about living rural. Maybe it’s the isolation, spare time, lack of stress or just the fresh air. But it’s given me this wonderful sense of “anything is possible.” Eighteen months ago I sat on a plane heading to Thanyapura Thailand reading a triathlon magazine I picked up at the airport. I read … More Dream Really Freakin Big
Well it’s almost been a month since I packed up my house, shed too many tears and drove 1200km to my new home in Alpha. Alpha, where the hell is that? Somewhere along the Capricorn Highway in Outback Queensland. 450km from the East Coast (Rockhampton) and 170km to the nearest supermarket. Look it up on … More Where there’s no challenge, there’s no change.
I got a notification email this week that my blog website was about to expire, so had to make the choice whether to renew it for another year or not. It got me thinking… I really haven’t written much on here lately, despite so many topics popping into my head especially as I drove 1200km … More Do What You Love and Love What You Do
So I really LOVE Granny Smiths. Not the apples, but when the training session goes green on Training Peaks (the software my coach uses to plan sessions)… Like I really love them to the point where I know it goes green if you complete within 20% of the set task. * Side note- Yellows annoy … More The balance between discipline, excuses and “real life trumps all”
Flights home are perfect for writing race reports, so this race reflection has been done in record timing. Before I launch into the longwinded account of the day, and may lose some readers along the way I just want to say thank you to each and every person in my life. My family, friends, boss, … More Ironman Cairns 70.3
As the nights get longer, the days shorter and arm warmers start appearing from the depths of our activewear drawers, we are reminded that Winter is fast approaching. Being careful and smart about Winter training isn’t just about wearing a wind vest and toe warmers, or ensuring your bike lights are bright enough to be … More How To Win This Winter
I wrote this article a while back, but as triathlon season is ramping up and temperatures are dropping fast, now is a good time to ensure you are getting everything your body needs. Non-endurance athletes need a huge amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for everyday living. The number of processes the human body undertakes every … More Supplements For Endurance Athletes
Last Friday morning it was about 7.50am, I was at work and the boss’s 4 year old son was in at the pharmacy waiting to be dropped preschool. I was chatting to him as we opened the doors and set up the shop… Me “hey Bruce, guess what I’m doing on the weekend?” Bruce “what?” … More Kingy Tri… Makin a Comeback
The grass is always greener on the other side right? For the last four and a half months I have been pining over running. There were times when I wondered if I would ever be fixed, if I would ever pound the pavement again. Due to tearing my plantar fascia (a ligament in your foot) … More What’s So Good About Running Anyway?