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  • The Perfect Taper

    Tapering is an individual process but it should give the same result – deliver the athlete to the start line rested and ready to deliver their best. The general rule of thumb is to reduce intensity and volume but keep enough tension in the legs......

  • Believe in Power

    Guest Post from Akhil Viz As a triathlete, running is a major component of my training. I got hooked on to triathlon towards the end of 2011 when I did my first Sprint triathlon and immediately decided I would race in an Ironman ten months......

  • Thinking about a training camp?

    Training camps can often seem like an expensive week of torture, however if you put some thought into what you want to gain from attending a training camp then you could set yourself up for your most successful season to date. Below, the Team from......

  • Running shoes with less cushioning can reduce injury, study shows

    This week a very interesting article was published in the Guardian, referring to a study that shows lower profile shoes with less cushioning can actually help reduce injury. It’s a very interesting topic and as a big fan of lower profile shoes...

  • Buying a wetsuit

    Buying a wetsuit  Flexibility and buoyancy All wetsuits are a trade-off between flexibility and buoyancy. The more buoyant the wetsuit, the less flexible it is. The reverse is also true the more flexibility you have the less buoyancy there is. Unfo...

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Race 3 Day 2
Time 10:16
Another hot and humid race in Queensland.
This certainly is a baptism fire.
Tomorrow is a rest day, as I fly to New Zealand.
My next race is an open water swim race in Auckland in 2 days time
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Race 1 completed ✅
I managed 2nd place at Sandgate Parkrun this morning. It was a great opener to the year.
I am still jet lagged from my long trip down here and this was the just the first of 8 races planned in 28 days, so I have a long way to go.
I intend to race myself fit.
Let’s see how much faster I can get my 5km time down to over the next month, before I head back to Tokyo.
Brooks Shoes are kindly helping me out this year, and I ran in the Ghost today. Not a race shoe but a perfect choice for cushioned ride to save my legs. I have a 1,500m track race later today, and so cushioning and support was more important than out and out speed.
#brooksrunning #brooks #parkrun #sandgateparkrun #5km #runningmotivation #runningman #runningshoes #runningcoach #triathloncoach

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