Sunday 15th March 2020 The coronavirus or Covid-19 has swept the world into a pandemic frenzy. This may be my last race, or even my last post, who knows?! The governments seem to be cancelling everything at the moment, but not the New Plymouth Mountain Bikers Club Champs! We’ve put too much work into this… Continue reading NPMTB Club Championships
I’ve been a bit quiet on the old blog the last few months, opting out of my weekly updates. Partly due to the fact that I was just getting on with my training and didn't feel the need to write about anything as I was just getting it done. Then, partly because I’ve been pretty… Continue reading It Was Going So Well…
Saturday 22nd February 2020 Back in Rotorua for the weekend to race the final race of the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro series for 2019/20. We are travelling with Coach Andy and Jenn again, as well as Rocket kids Xavier and Harry. Learning from our frantic Friday last time, we have travelled up on Thursday night… Continue reading Giant 2W Enduro: Race 3
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