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Friday
May252012

Grab a Coffee (& possibly a tea cake); Texas Review (23.05.12)

Ok, so maybe I pushed the Watts a little higher than my coach had advised, but my HR was low and my body was willing - so it fitted in with his advise “footnotes”! And not that I needed it, but I had a not so subtle reminder about sticking to the hydration and fueling strategy from an age group male athlete who was cycling in front of me (10m of course!) who vomited three times (left, right, left, still pedalling...) Perhaps it was Karma for him dropping his last three gel wrappers on the road…

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Wednesday
May092012

From Austin to Woodlands (09.05.12)

If I'm honest, I was more than just an eeny weeny bit sad to be leaving Austin. I'd sussed out some running and riding routes, pool times and coffee shops, and I'd settled into a good training routine.... But now I'm in the Woodlands for the final couple of weeks build up to Ironman Texas and finding familiarity in the bike and run routes here...

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Tuesday
May082012

For the Love of Bikes (08.05.12)

Could you do the big hill and not use the brakes? Could you cycle with no hands? I even attempted to cycle with my eyes closed to see how long I could hold out for. Then there is the sensation of coasting, freewheeling and kicking your feet off the pedals and holding them straight knee'd out to the sides...

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Tuesday
Apr032012

Race #1 of the season: Galveston 70.3 (02.04.12)

It's been a while since I stood on the start line - or rather floated on my belly, feet up and sculling, staring into the rising sun and waiting for the starting gun. Ok, so it was cloudy but a little artistic license should be allowed. It could have been sunny; I am Texas after all. The build up to the race was great - firstly, who doesn't want to race with (against?) Lance Armstrong? And secondly, being a US championship race, the field was stacked.

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