You'll need sunglasses for triathlon in nearly every instance. If you're competing in a hot sunny climate then they are a must but even on those colder northern hemisphere races you'll want them for the bike. Having a bug or similar go into your eyes at 35 km per hour 10 km into your 180 km bike ride will ruin your day quickly. I've tried and tested a few styles and types of … [Read more...]
As an international Ironman I take my fitness pretty seriously. I'm not saying I don't eat junk food and drink beer, I do, but I need to stay fit for swimming, running and cycling in triathlon and Ironman events. We travel full time and staying fit on the road can be challenging. Here are my posts on travel fitness and keeping , getting or staying fit.
You've picked your race, put in the training and now you're ready to head off to the race. While the odds are nothing will happen there is always the risk. Most travel insurances won't cover you for Ironman triathlon races or even half Ironman triathlon races so you need specialist ironman triathlon insurance that won't let you down if you go down. I use World Nomads because it … [Read more...]
Ironman Malaysia training program. 1 month out. You probably know I'm racing Ironman Malaysia in November. I normally try and race at least once a year although last year I was lucky and managed to squeeze in a half Ironman in Phuket, Thailand after my full Ironman race in Wales. For those of you who may not know it Ironman involves a 3.8km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and … [Read more...]
This year I've signed up to race Ironman Malaysia in November. I normally try and race at least once a year although last year I was lucky and managed to squeeze in a half Ironman in Phuket, Thailand after my full Ironman race in Wales. For those of you who may not know it Ironman involves a 3.8km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and a 42.2 km run (marathon) to finish. A half … [Read more...]
Sometimes the hardest part of a triathlon isn't the training or the diet but how to transport a bike to the race. There are numerous ways to transport your pride and joy and they all have pros and cons that you need to weigh up before choosing the right way for you. I've transported my bike all over the world by plane, bus, train and taxi. This is how to get a bike to a … [Read more...]