Sometimes the hardest part of a triathlon isn't the training or the diet but how to transport your 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 your bike to a … [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.
Phuket, Thailand's iconic island destination now features two of Asia's biggest races. The premier race, Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Ironman Thailand, a new addition to the Ironman scene. 2016 saw me grab a late entry into the Phuket Ironman Thailand while on holiday with my family. We arrived on Phuket the day of Laguna Phuket triathlon which is Asia's first and longest … [Read more...]
What made me think I could do an Ironman? I had never completed nor attempted any of the three disciplines individually at full Iron Man distance. Yet here I was about to do the 3 together in one day. My first Ironman and only my fourth triathlon. Little wonder my wife thought I was mad! The Cairns Ironman was a new event that suddenly brought the sport to my doorstep, quite … [Read more...]
You have saved up the money, taken the time off work, sorted the house out. Holiday time has arrived. Leisurely time relaxing on beaches and eating delicious food awaits. A couple of weeks away from training is probably what you need. But what if your travels are longer, months instead of days? With no races in sight and scant few training partners to work with. What then? How … [Read more...]