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Ironman New Zealand

After finding myself in reasonable shape, I managed to catch a virus two weeks before Ironman NZ. With two weeks I thought that was more than enough time to recover especially since I would be in taper mode anyways. Unfortunately I was wrong and even writing this report three weeks on, I have a crackly cough, a sore throat and stuffy nose. I tried my best to get rid of the virus with vegetable juices, vitamin C, lemsip and plenty of rest but it didn’t work. Regardless I dragged myself to the start line to give it my best shot.

Ironman 70.3 Geelong Race Report

Apologies for the delay and putting up this race report, I caught a bad virus leading into the race and haven’t been able to shake it since.


Firstly, taken out of context there is no doubt that 4hr22min is a poor result for my standards even in those conditions however knowing the circumstances that led to that performance and how I dealt with them on the day I am still taking a good level of satisfaction, confidence and positives from the day.


The Buildup


Training through hot humid conditions

Training is never easy when you are targeting a race early in the calendar year and you are based in somewhere as hot and humid as Townsville. I have been put myself through this on a number of occasions, here are some tips which have worked for me over the years.


1. Timing of sessions
Firstly the most obvious, if possible train within the most climate friendly times of the day. Typically early mornings, and evenings. Early mornings may not always be fun, but blowing to bits in the heat and humidity is generally less fun.