Saturday 25th January 2020 The Mitre 10 Mega MTB race is part of the Taranaki Cycle Challenge, including the BDO Around the Mountain road race. It was a last minute/peer pressured decision to enter the 50km MTB race. I thought I’d be able to handle it and do alright, but XC (cross country) racing is… Continue reading Mitre 10 Mega MTB Race
Saturday 18th January A few weeks ago I was’t going to do this event. My knee was pretty painful just walking up a few steps, let alone trying to run a hilly half marathon course. But when your physio (and race winner) reckons you’ll be able to manage it, I couldn’t say no. I was… Continue reading Taranaki Off-Road Half Marathon
So I took a bit of a break. I deleted my training plan, cancelled my races and just did what I wanted, which was ride my bike. As you may have gathered from my last post, (I Can’t) things were getting to me a bit. I needed to take a step back and remember why I… Continue reading Go ride your f**king bike!
I can’t do it.I can’t swim in the lake.I can’t bike on the road.I can’t run those hills.I can’t do this race on Saturday.I just can’t. So this week was full of negativity and gloom and doom. I have a bit of a knee injury and have drastically reduced my running. I’m pretty sure its… Continue reading Week 19: I Can’t
This week has been kinda boring training wise. I’ve actually managed to just get on with it. Limited dramas, acting like a normal person, and training hard for Rotorua Suffer in just 2 weeks time!! Plus I’ve been able to add in some extra bike sessions at the forest to get acquainted with my new… Continue reading Week 17: Snooze Fest!
After the whole peanut butter drama of Sunday, I still wasn't feeling great on Monday, but managed to at least show up for my training, even if I didn't quite have it in me to complete the swim set. But its better than crying at home, which has often happened on a Monday when I… Continue reading Week 16: Period Power
Hot and hilly pretty much sums up today’s race, but happy with my performance even if I still have lots to work on. Woke up at my usual time before 5am, but managed to get back to sleep and wake up just before my alarm at 7am. Legs are feeling a little sore from yesterday’s… Continue reading Rotorua Half Marathon 2019
This week kicked off to a great start and by Friday I was feeling like a strong, confident woman who could do anything. Then I woke up Saturday and my internal channel had changed to ‘You can’t do this’. WHY?? I want to see if I can figure out what triggers this change in mindset… Continue reading Week 15: Hero to Hormonal
This week has felt pretty stressful. I’ve lost my routine, momentum and motivation. Having my first weekend off since July has really thrown me out of routine, add to that some sick cows and Mother coming to visit, its been a hectic week! In amongst all that chaos there has been some excitement; I was… Continue reading Week 14: Loosing It
An enduro race is a mountain bike event where you transition around designated 'race stages' over the day/weekend. You are only timed for the specific race stages, but for some events you have an allocated time to complete all race stages in. Its a fun and friendly format where you can ride around with a… Continue reading Enduro Prep