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Challenge Salou preview

Challenge Salou preview

Friday 29 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

This weekend, on 31 May, more than 1,500 athletes will race in this inaugural event, the only CHALLENGE FAMILY event on the Spanish peninsula and a true festival of sport with the flagship half distance together with Short Challenge, Aqua Challenge, Junior Challenge and Breakfast Run. more

Ironman Florianopolis Brazil preview

Ironman Florianopolis Brazil preview

Thursday 28 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The 2015 IRONMAN® Regional Championship series will continue with this weekend’s 2015 IRONMAN Latin American Championship Brazil triathlon in Florianopolis and will feature some top names in the sport. The women’s professional field features a strong lineup of athletes including super-star swimmer Dr. Amanda Stevens (USA), who won this race in 2013 and will again be vying for the Latin American Championship and the coveted automatic qualification to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship. more

Brownlees gunning for gold on home turf

Brownlees gunning for gold on home turf

Thursday 28 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

While we’ve come to count on the Spaniards and Brits scorching through the World Triathlon Series, sprint races always present the opportunity for a new mixture of faces on the podium. With the likes of Mario Mola (ESP), Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Vincent Luis (FRA) and Richard Murray (RSA) all turning out for World Triathlon London, all bets are off in this splash and dash distance this Sunday. more

New Date for IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship

New Date for IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship

Wednesday 27 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The 2016 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne triathlon will now take place on Sunday, March 20. Due to the recent announcement by the FIA that the 2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will be held on April 3, IRONMAN Asia-Pacific decided it best to change the date of the championship in order to provide the best possible race experience for our athletes and spectators. more

70.3 becomes Two Day Event

70.3 becomes Two Day Event

Wednesday 27 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN today announced that the 2017 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon will be held in the United States. Three cities, all of which currently host IRONMAN® or IRONMAN® 70.3® races, have been named as the finalists in the selection process – Chattanooga (Tennessee), Lake Placid (New York) and St. George (Utah). In addition, the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be a two-day event – with the professional women and age group women racing on one day and the professional men and a more

Ospaly & Lehtonen Crowned Euro Champs at Challenge Rimini

Ospaly & Lehtonen Crowned Euro Champs at Challenge Rimini

Monday 25 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

Filip Ospaly (CZE) and Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN) were today crowned the ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Champions at CHALLENGE RIMINI on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. After days of rain, the morning dawned fine with a 1,600 strong field ready to take on CHALLENGE RIMINI’s spectacular course. Among the pros, Italy’s Giulio Molinari was preparing to defend his European title that he gained last year at CHALLENGE MALLORCA, more

Riesler and Degasperi Storm Lanzarote

Riesler and Degasperi Storm Lanzarote

Sunday 24 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

Extraordinarily tough conditions made this year's edition of IRONMAN Lanzarote a bigger challenge than usual. Italian Alessandro Degasperi and German Diana Riesler took the wins. Strong performances are one way to respond to stormy conditions. Italian Alessandro Degasperi and German Diana Riesler took great victories at the 2015 IRONMAN Lanzarote. The wind was as painful as had been predicted, allowing 1,671 athletes to showcase remarkable fortitude. more

Ben Hoffman, Don’t Mess with Texas

Ben Hoffman, Don’t Mess with Texas

Friday 22 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

It’s not often, especially in recent times, that I sit down to compose an Ironman race recap where I have been completely humbled and disappointed. There were some pretty poor races in Kona earlier in my career, but I’ve been very consistent in my ability to prepare properly and execute well over the past few years of racing. more

Ironman Lanzarote preview

Ironman Lanzarote preview

Friday 22 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

This Saturday marks the 24th edition of the prestigious IRONMAN Lanzarote, held in the Canary Islands and is famous for being one of the toughest courses on the global IRONMAN circuit. The race is known for its Kona likeness: heat, strong winds, and climbing. It seems to be Hawaii’s little sister of Europe. more

Chris McDonald, A Letter to Ironman Texas

Chris McDonald, A Letter to Ironman Texas

Thursday 21 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

Dear Ironman Texas, I wanted to write you this letter and talk about our relationship! When we first started courting, I had so many high hopes for what we would be able to have in terms of a relationship. Things started off very rocky in year one, but I knew deep in my heart we would be able to make it work. After some long talks, year two of our relationship was solid, more

The Importance Of Varying Your Running Surfaces

Thursday 28 May 2015 Mario Fraioli
Photo: Shutterstock.com Are you stuck in a running rut? Take your running where it’s never been before–quite literally.  Runners, by our very nature, are creatures of habit. Anything and everything related to our running — from the shoes we wear, to the food we eat (and when we eat it), to the races we run year in and year out — is regulated by routine. Think about it. When was the last time you missed your annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot? Probably the last time you switched shoe brands or failed to spread a tablespoon of peanut butter on half of a bagel some 35 minutes before jumping on the third treadmill from the far window at the gym. The bottom line is that for runners, routine rules — and where we run is no exception. Whether you’re a runner who prefers to pound the pavement, tear up the trails or trot on the treadmill, chances are you’re tied to your terrain like a dog on a leash. You’re scared to stray too far from your usual stomping grounds and play in some new puddles, so to...

IRONMAN University Signs First Coach

Thursday 28 May 2015
Meet Terrhan Dial, on her way to becoming the world's first IRONMAN Certified Coach.

Recipe of the Week: Tequila Lime Chicken With Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Thursday 28 May 2015 Bethany Mavis
Limes, cilantro, jalapenos, and tequila make a flavorful marinade for juicy, tender chicken on the grill. Fruit salsa is turned up a notch by grilling the pineapple (also yummy with peaches), a perfect compliment for summer cooking. Ingredients Chicken 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 6 limes) ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice (1 orange) ½ cup gold tequila 1 TBSP lime zest 1 jalapeno, sliced (remove seeds for less spicy) 1 shallot, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped 2 TBSP olive oil 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper Salsa 4 sliced pineapple rounds (½ inch thick) 1 large avocado, diced ½ red bell pepper, finely diced ½ jalapeno, minced (remove seeds for less spice) 2 TBSP fresh cilantro, finely chopped Juice and zest of one lime ¼ tsp, each, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper Preparation Chicken 1. In a large bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients, aside from the chicken. 2. Add the chicken to the bowl,...

5 Foods We're Loving This Month: May

Thursday 28 May 2015
If you're getting tired of spinach and oatmeal, read on.

Stephen Baster: Triathlon has helped my career

Thursday 28 May 2015 David@blitzmag.com.au (Tim Guille)
Stephen Baster, triathlete and jockey - PHOTO - Triathlon & Multisport   Triathletes are known to pay lots of attention to their nutrition, in particular the ‘carb load’ before an event. So how does a professional jockey fuel correctly for a triathlon when his career is so weight obsessed? Tim Guille spoke to top Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster to find out.

Kona Calling

Thursday 28 May 2015 Triathlete.com
Want to qualify for the big show? Outside of dedicated hard training and a little bit of luck, the key to giving yourself the best shot is to play to your strengths. The post Kona Calling appeared first on Triathlete.com.

Video: Matty Reed swim training advice

Thursday 28 May 2015 Paul Moore
Longtime pro and multiple international race winner Matty Reed gives his pro advice for age groupers training or the triathlon swim.

How to adapt for racing in different climates

Thursday 28 May 2015 Paul Moore
Photo: Thierry Deketelaere / EndurapixThose of us triathletes who are not fortunate enough to live in a year-round warm-weather climate are relegated to indoor cycling and bundled-up running in frigid temps for several months each winter. Many of us select early-season races by location—a great excuse to travel somewhere warm in May. Then, as race day approaches, we realise our bodies will not be acclimated to the heat, and that our nutritional needs will be very different and intake must be adjusted. But how? I have done early-season warmer races, including Ironman 70.3 St. Croix and Wildflower Long Course. I remember how hot I felt in comparison to my home training climate at that time of year. When traveling from a cold to warm climate, the sudden temperature increase will predispose your body to overheating sooner and cause your sweat rate to increase as your body works to keep itself cool. Unless you have the luxury of a full two-week acclimatisation period to train in the race...

Speedwork for beginner runners

Thursday 28 May 2015 Paul Moore
Photo: Shutterstock<!–pagetitle:Speedwork for beginners—> Suzanne is a runner—though she says not a “real runner”—and started running three years ago to get back in shape after the birth of her second child. Over a few months, she progressed from a walk/run around the block to running 2-4 days per week, covering 3-5 miles each run and up to 10 miles in her long runs on the weekend. Like most of us, Suzanne soon realised that running was so much more than just a way to get in shape. She treasures morning runs with her training partners, and talking through life’s ups and downs as the miles roll past. Despite running a few 5Ks and 10Ks—and even two half marathons—Suzanne was intimidated by the local running group and their workouts. But she wanted to get fitter and thus would push herself to run faster in races. In her words, she’s “not training for the Olympics” but knows she needs to do some “real runner” workouts to boost her fitness. Sound familiar? Many runners I’ve worked...

Analysing the future of the Kona lottery

Thursday 28 May 2015 Paul Moore
The Seventeenth Hour At Kona 2013A ticket to Kona—a.k.a. entry into the Ironman World Championship—is the most exclusive invitation in all of endurance sport. Only the freakishly fit, most tenacious, VO2max-endowed athletes qualify for the world championship at various Ironman races around the globe. But since 1983, Ironman has left the back door for its marquee event slightly ajar via a lottery program in which 100 age groupers are granted a ticket to Kona. For $50, an athlete could enter the lottery. If selected, he or she paid an additional $850 to register for the race, the standard entry fee. In March, Ironman announced the 100 lottery winners for the 2015 race, ranging in age from 20 to 74 and representing 16 countries. But they will be the last class of athletes to make it to Kona through the current lottery system. Ironman announced last week that the federal government has deemed the company’s lottery program illegal, and that in addition to having to reformat its lottery...

challenge fuerteventura

Thursday 28 May 2015
Picture Challenge Fuerteventrua at Playitas Resort was the season starter again for me this year. It's a very tough course and always attracts a top class tough field so it's the perfect opportunity to kick off the season with a true test to see where you are. I was lucky enough to be able to train at Playitas before the race and it was a real luxury not to have to travel at all to race. This year the female field was stacked as usual with many current and former World and European champions on the start list. I felt a bit out of place at the press conference amongst the big guns but I was a real honour to be there beside them. My aim for the race was to go hard and to try to hit the podium which I knew wouldn't be easy.  Usually the male and female pros start together which is a very unfair start to the race (especially for weaker swimmers ) so at the race briefing I asked for a separate start and the organisers agreed instantly which was really great to see. They gave us a 2...

"Head full of doubt, road full of promise"

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Jennie Hansen)
  Here's the thing about comebacks, if that's what we want to call them.  They're not the nice, clean, linear journey back up to glory that we think they should be.  You get knocked down, you think that you've paid your dues to karma, the universe, whatever it is, and that it's going to be a steady trip up back above where you've started as long as you put in your time, and do your work.  But that's not true.  One bad thing happening doesn't automatically build up immunities to other setbacks.  It's like a long climb on a ride, when you're not sure where the top is, and you're not quite sure if you're ever even going to make it there.  Sometimes, the road dips back down again, and while it's a momentary relief, deep down you're cursing it, because it's just taking you further away from where you want to be.  But, the steepest, hardest, most challenging portions are the ones that pack the most punch in getting you there.   Anyways, this...

Ironman Texas: It’s the Size of Fight in the Dog

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Admin
FullSizeRender1_resized I’ve never quite understood it when people say they are “going to defend their title” upon returning to a race as the previous year’s winner. It seems more appropriate “I’m going with the goal of defending my title.” So when many asked me if I was ‘going to Ironman Texas to defend’, I guess I just saw it differently. The goal was, as with any race, go out and execute the absolute best of my ability; if that landed me on top, all the better. But I’ve often found it dangerous to become too focused on the top step of a podium, especially in an event such as Ironman, with so many variables that come into play. Becoming too fixated on a ‘title defense’ to me just seems misguided. While I found it a huge honor to return to The Woodlands after last year’s race, I knew that wouldn’t make the task of a similar performance any easier. I’ve often said, resumes don’t matter when we toe the start line; it’s about focus, preparation, execution, and how much fight we’re willing to bring to the...

Debut Ironman Experience – Lanzarote

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Will
sands beach crew Well, I can officially call myself an Ironman I guess, what a huge day trip that was in Lanzarote. I felt like preparation went ok for my debut Ironman. I can’t say I was in top shape at all, just didn’t have the time to get that, lets say I was inconsistently good!  I personally thought it was enough to get a good result here but not this time. The swim was fine, I didn’t know what to expect from a 3.8k swim, I thought it’d probably bore the hell out of me but actually it went very quickly and wasn’t too bad! It was almost backstoke-able at times so really it was more of a warm up for what was to come. Pointer to all the athletes who raced! Did you see that GIANT Manta Ray that swam under us? T1 went smoothly and we spit the pack into 2 groups. I was with some strong guys and to be honest they were riding a bit too hard for my liking. I had the aim of finishing the bike with 285w best case scenario. 280w maybe more realistic. That meant probably being on...

Barcelona and onwards.

Wednesday 11 Jun 2014 Will
Before ride Hello everybody, thanks for tapping in. Things are going well for me as we hit half way through the season. I’m just getting stuck into a meaty taper for UK 70.3 down in Wimbleball and I think I’m probably coming into some of my best shape of the season so far. It’s all very nice when you’re resting up knowing that you have good legs. Not a bad gig sitting on the sofa super-compensating, getting fitter as you chug through your cup of tea! I’m pretty happy with the season so far. I’ve managed to bag three 2nd places in 70.3 events. Most recently from the Barcelona 70.3 which was a fantastic race! Probably about time I turn it around and get a win, but already this season is better then last year. It’s a brilliant race down in Barcelona, nice point to point sea swim, very very solid hilly bike course and flat run along the Med. We had another quality field of athletes with Victor Del Corral, Terenzo Bozzone, Jan Van Berkel, Bruno Pais, Sylvain...

Introducing the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

Monday 20 Jan 2014 Lizblatchford
I am extremely excited to announce my joining the Uplace BMC Professional Triathlon team. This year the team has expanded from a purely Belgian team of the previous years to an truly international team. Personally the team offers me incredible … Continue reading →

Balancing life one beer at a time – Omission and my training

Sunday 24 May 2015 Timothy O'Donnell
TO_Omission Triathlon is a tough sport and to have a long career you need some balance in your life. Having a casual drink with friends at the end of a hard training day, or as a celebration after a race helps me keep the sport in perspective, appreciate what I get to do for a living and helps contribute to that balanced life. Recovery is crucial in a long career too, and that is more than physical… it’s also mental. Being able to get into recovery boots, have a beer, watch the playoffs and zone out allows me to step away from triathlon, so when I get back to training the next day I am ready to wrap my head around it all again. Of course on the physical side, with big training comes big caloric needs and a beer at night actually helps replenish those glycogen stores!  At the end of the day a balanced life definitely places me in a positive state of mind. Training and racing while being happy in life correlates to success and for me that comes from enjoying training, life, loved ones and a...

The Importance of Aero

Monday 25 May 2015 Tim
RDodson__IronManMelb15_021 What do fish, F1 cars and fast triathletes all have in common? It’s all about the aero. (Technically, with fish it’s actually about the hydrodynamics, but bear with me) Athletes go to a lot of trouble to reduce drag and increase their aerodynamic efficiency. You may think that some go overboard in the quest to be aero, but as you’ll see, the little things add up. Not everyone can afford to spend a fortune on the latest gear, but there are definitely plenty of things you can do to get more aero and watch your times come down. When it comes to talking aero for triathletes, there’s a lot of stuff out there, both written and on video. The science can get extremely complicated, with talk about rolling resistance, drag coefficients and air density. But I believe there’s a lot to be said for keeping it simple. Instead of getting bogged down in the details, I’m going to strip it back and give you five principles that anyone can apply to lift their performance. They can help you to make more...

Memorial Day

Friday 22 May 2015 Jessica Meyers (noreply@blogger.com)
My incredible sponsor Coeur Sports (check out coeursports.com) wrote me and asked to write a blog on Memorial Day.  Of course the motto of Coeur is heart and courage.  At first I wasn’t sure which way to run with it.  Memorial Day conjures up so many meanings to me it can be difficult to nail down just one.  Memorial Day is for remembering the people who died while serving in our Armed Forces, which is the ultimate use of heart and courage.  When I was younger, it meant eating hamburgers and hotdogs and to celebrate the kick off of summer.  Obviously as a veteran, and one that is getting older at that, it holds a much greater meaning.  I started thinking about where I started my career, as a fresh out of high school showing up for R-Day at West Point.  I thought it would be fitting to memorialize my classmates no longer with us. It’s hard to describe the feeling when you actually start to personally know the people you are honoring. ...

IM Hawaii Race Report 2014

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
  Doing my final pre-race ride. The narrow front and deeper rear wheel turned out to be the perfect combo in the wind! Photo by Tessa CapistranoI’ve always loved the Hawaii Ironman. After 10+ years in the sport, I still “buy into” all the hype on many levels.  And the race never disappoints. There is the usual carnage in the pro race. This year we had maybe 25 or 30 girls who could have finished in the Top 10. There was no room for error. Champions were brought down and others emerged.  It was epic. It always is. This is one of my fave pics of the day, Catriona and I in T1. Photo by witsup.comMy expectations going into the race were not huge. I have been around the block a few times and I know enough to know that a season that includes back-to-back Ironmans in May and a big win in August isn’t exactly a perfect set up for Kona. My expectation was simply to go out and do my thing one more time in 2014 fueled by a belief that anything can happen. On race...

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Triathlon News & Media Blogs View all

Challenge Salou preview

Challenge Salou preview

Friday 29 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

This weekend, on 31 May, more than 1,500 athletes will race in this inaugural event, the only CHALLENGE FAMILY event on the Spanish peninsula and a true festival of sport with the flagship half distance together with Short Challenge, Aqua Challenge, Junior Challenge and Breakfast Run. more

Ironman Florianopolis Brazil preview

Ironman Florianopolis Brazil preview

Thursday 28 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The 2015 IRONMAN® Regional Championship series will continue with this weekend’s 2015 IRONMAN Latin American Championship Brazil triathlon in Florianopolis and will feature some top names in the sport. The women’s professional field features a strong lineup of athletes including super-star swimmer Dr. Amanda Stevens (USA), who won this race in 2013 and will again be vying for the Latin American Championship and the coveted automatic qualification to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship. more

Brownlees gunning for gold on home turf

Brownlees gunning for gold on home turf

Thursday 28 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

While we’ve come to count on the Spaniards and Brits scorching through the World Triathlon Series, sprint races always present the opportunity for a new mixture of faces on the podium. With the likes of Mario Mola (ESP), Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Vincent Luis (FRA) and Richard Murray (RSA) all turning out for World Triathlon London, all bets are off in this splash and dash distance this Sunday. more

New Date for IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship

New Date for IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship

Wednesday 27 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

The 2016 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne triathlon will now take place on Sunday, March 20. Due to the recent announcement by the FIA that the 2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will be held on April 3, IRONMAN Asia-Pacific decided it best to change the date of the championship in order to provide the best possible race experience for our athletes and spectators. more

70.3 becomes Two Day Event

70.3 becomes Two Day Event

Wednesday 27 May 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN today announced that the 2017 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon will be held in the United States. Three cities, all of which currently host IRONMAN® or IRONMAN® 70.3® races, have been named as the finalists in the selection process – Chattanooga (Tennessee), Lake Placid (New York) and St. George (Utah). In addition, the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be a two-day event – with the professional women and age group women racing on one day and the professional men and a more

The Importance Of Varying Your Running Surfaces

Thursday 28 May 2015 Mario Fraioli
Photo: Shutterstock.com Are you stuck in a running rut? Take your running where it’s never been before–quite literally.  Runners, by our very nature, are creatures of habit. Anything and everything related to our running — from the shoes we wear, to the food we eat (and when we eat it), to the races we run year in and year out — is regulated by routine. Think about it. When was the last time you missed your annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot? Probably the last time you switched shoe brands or failed to spread a tablespoon of peanut butter on half of a bagel some 35 minutes before jumping on the third treadmill from the far window at the gym. The bottom line is that for runners, routine rules — and where we run is no exception. Whether you’re a runner who prefers to pound the pavement, tear up the trails or trot on the treadmill, chances are you’re tied to your terrain like a dog on a leash. You’re scared to stray too far from your usual stomping grounds and play in some new puddles, so to...

IRONMAN University Signs First Coach

Thursday 28 May 2015
Meet Terrhan Dial, on her way to becoming the world's first IRONMAN Certified Coach.

Recipe of the Week: Tequila Lime Chicken With Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Thursday 28 May 2015 Bethany Mavis
Limes, cilantro, jalapenos, and tequila make a flavorful marinade for juicy, tender chicken on the grill. Fruit salsa is turned up a notch by grilling the pineapple (also yummy with peaches), a perfect compliment for summer cooking. Ingredients Chicken 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 6 limes) ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice (1 orange) ½ cup gold tequila 1 TBSP lime zest 1 jalapeno, sliced (remove seeds for less spicy) 1 shallot, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped 2 TBSP olive oil 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper Salsa 4 sliced pineapple rounds (½ inch thick) 1 large avocado, diced ½ red bell pepper, finely diced ½ jalapeno, minced (remove seeds for less spice) 2 TBSP fresh cilantro, finely chopped Juice and zest of one lime ¼ tsp, each, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper Preparation Chicken 1. In a large bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients, aside from the chicken. 2. Add the chicken to the bowl,...

5 Foods We're Loving This Month: May

Thursday 28 May 2015
If you're getting tired of spinach and oatmeal, read on.

Stephen Baster: Triathlon has helped my career

Thursday 28 May 2015 David@blitzmag.com.au (Tim Guille)
Stephen Baster, triathlete and jockey - PHOTO - Triathlon & Multisport   Triathletes are known to pay lots of attention to their nutrition, in particular the ‘carb load’ before an event. So how does a professional jockey fuel correctly for a triathlon when his career is so weight obsessed? Tim Guille spoke to top Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster to find out.

challenge fuerteventura

Thursday 28 May 2015
Picture Challenge Fuerteventrua at Playitas Resort was the season starter again for me this year. It's a very tough course and always attracts a top class tough field so it's the perfect opportunity to kick off the season with a true test to see where you are. I was lucky enough to be able to train at Playitas before the race and it was a real luxury not to have to travel at all to race. This year the female field was stacked as usual with many current and former World and European champions on the start list. I felt a bit out of place at the press conference amongst the big guns but I was a real honour to be there beside them. My aim for the race was to go hard and to try to hit the podium which I knew wouldn't be easy.  Usually the male and female pros start together which is a very unfair start to the race (especially for weaker swimmers ) so at the race briefing I asked for a separate start and the organisers agreed instantly which was really great to see. They gave us a 2...

"Head full of doubt, road full of promise"

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Jennie Hansen)
  Here's the thing about comebacks, if that's what we want to call them.  They're not the nice, clean, linear journey back up to glory that we think they should be.  You get knocked down, you think that you've paid your dues to karma, the universe, whatever it is, and that it's going to be a steady trip up back above where you've started as long as you put in your time, and do your work.  But that's not true.  One bad thing happening doesn't automatically build up immunities to other setbacks.  It's like a long climb on a ride, when you're not sure where the top is, and you're not quite sure if you're ever even going to make it there.  Sometimes, the road dips back down again, and while it's a momentary relief, deep down you're cursing it, because it's just taking you further away from where you want to be.  But, the steepest, hardest, most challenging portions are the ones that pack the most punch in getting you there.   Anyways, this...

Ironman Texas: It’s the Size of Fight in the Dog

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Admin
FullSizeRender1_resized I’ve never quite understood it when people say they are “going to defend their title” upon returning to a race as the previous year’s winner. It seems more appropriate “I’m going with the goal of defending my title.” So when many asked me if I was ‘going to Ironman Texas to defend’, I guess I just saw it differently. The goal was, as with any race, go out and execute the absolute best of my ability; if that landed me on top, all the better. But I’ve often found it dangerous to become too focused on the top step of a podium, especially in an event such as Ironman, with so many variables that come into play. Becoming too fixated on a ‘title defense’ to me just seems misguided. While I found it a huge honor to return to The Woodlands after last year’s race, I knew that wouldn’t make the task of a similar performance any easier. I’ve often said, resumes don’t matter when we toe the start line; it’s about focus, preparation, execution, and how much fight we’re willing to bring to the...

Debut Ironman Experience – Lanzarote

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Will
sands beach crew Well, I can officially call myself an Ironman I guess, what a huge day trip that was in Lanzarote. I felt like preparation went ok for my debut Ironman. I can’t say I was in top shape at all, just didn’t have the time to get that, lets say I was inconsistently good!  I personally thought it was enough to get a good result here but not this time. The swim was fine, I didn’t know what to expect from a 3.8k swim, I thought it’d probably bore the hell out of me but actually it went very quickly and wasn’t too bad! It was almost backstoke-able at times so really it was more of a warm up for what was to come. Pointer to all the athletes who raced! Did you see that GIANT Manta Ray that swam under us? T1 went smoothly and we spit the pack into 2 groups. I was with some strong guys and to be honest they were riding a bit too hard for my liking. I had the aim of finishing the bike with 285w best case scenario. 280w maybe more realistic. That meant probably being on...

Barcelona and onwards.

Wednesday 11 Jun 2014 Will
Before ride Hello everybody, thanks for tapping in. Things are going well for me as we hit half way through the season. I’m just getting stuck into a meaty taper for UK 70.3 down in Wimbleball and I think I’m probably coming into some of my best shape of the season so far. It’s all very nice when you’re resting up knowing that you have good legs. Not a bad gig sitting on the sofa super-compensating, getting fitter as you chug through your cup of tea! I’m pretty happy with the season so far. I’ve managed to bag three 2nd places in 70.3 events. Most recently from the Barcelona 70.3 which was a fantastic race! Probably about time I turn it around and get a win, but already this season is better then last year. It’s a brilliant race down in Barcelona, nice point to point sea swim, very very solid hilly bike course and flat run along the Med. We had another quality field of athletes with Victor Del Corral, Terenzo Bozzone, Jan Van Berkel, Bruno Pais, Sylvain...

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