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Floatation Therpy: Worth the Hype?

Floatation Therpy: Worth the Hype?

By now you have probably heard about floatation therapy, with its quick growth in popularity. Although there is nothing new about floatation therapy, John C. Lilly back in 1954 began using them to study sensory deprivation. He was pursuing the origins of consciousness...

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Mental Toughness: Is too much a bad thing?

Mental Toughness: Is too much a bad thing?

Mental toughness is a measure of individuals resilience and confidence and is a key predictor of success in sport and in life Put simply: “Get comfortable being uncomfortable” Mental toughness is a learned skill, it is not something that comes easy as for anything...

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Pursuing My Dream

Pursuing My Dream

When starting out on the journey of pursuing my “Impossible” goal of completing an Ironman after being told I would never run again. I never thought I would reach the point where I now find myself. Not only have I now completed an Ironman, but I have also represented...

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Race Week: Gold Coast World Championships

Race Week: Gold Coast World Championships

Not one to travel lightly I arrived with not only all my triathlon gear but I decided to chuck in a surfboard as well. I couldn't go to surfers paradise without a board right? On arriving at our home for the week, I could not of asked for any more thanks Kay Stockman...

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IRONMAN Reflection: Part 1

IRONMAN Reflection: Part 1

Wow what an unbelievable experience! The journey to Ironman surpassed all my expectations, it was greater than I could of ever comprehended. Now accomplished I thought I would use this time to reflect on my journey towards the race and the race itself and then touch...

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IRONMAN RACE REVIEW

IRONMAN RACE REVIEW

BANG!! (Start Cannon) We were off! A reasonably spread out field from the start-line so there was not too much chaos. My first thoughts that this wouldn't be a 'fighty swim' was quickly removed once we reached the first buoy when fists began to start flying and people...

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IRONMAN WEEK!

IRONMAN WEEK!

  The long awaited dream goal was finally upon me, no more waiting it is time to put my Taylored Method to the true test!   I have never been such a mixed bag of emotions in my life; wired with excitement, chilled,with nerves,and  overwhelmed with joy. From first...

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Build Your Team

Build Your Team

Once home from Rotterdam for World Champs, I decided to take everything to the next level and enlisted Simon Cochrane as my coach.  We all require accountability, especially when you really want to push your boundaries. He is a...

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Corisa Bay Classic: National Championships

Corisa Bay Classic: National Championships

Keen to head back to Triathlon World Champs again this year, meant I had to venture down to Christchurch for National Champs which was the qualifying event. A great excuse to finally get down to Christchurch for the first time. Wow, I fell in love with the place, as...

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Port of Tauranga: Half Ironman

Port of Tauranga: Half Ironman

  One of my favorite events, it is fast, flat and hot. Just the way I like it!   This year did not disappoint. In the week leading up to the race I began to prepare myself storming wet conditions but in true Tauraunga fashion the terrible weather never...

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Surf-Breaker Sprint Distance Triathlon

Surf-Breaker Sprint Distance Triathlon

Not a key race but I decided to use it as training. “The best way to train is to race”. Unrested and after a big week of training I was feeling a little run down and not ready to race. However, with a flat course and perfect conditions, it was my ideal kind of race so...

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Rotorua Half Ironman: Suffer!

Rotorua Half Ironman: Suffer!

    Rotorua Half Ironman did not disappoint! Known as one of the toughest Half Ironman's you can do, it lived up to its name. It is especially challenging when you are like me and not built for hills… But that is exactly why i decided to do it. I decided to...

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Tinman: First Race for the Season

Tinman: First Race for the Season

The season kicked off with Tinman Olympic Distance Triathlon over at the Mount in mid November. A brutally cold race, it was like being back in Europe again. Thanks to Evolution Cycles Cambridge with a quick turn around on ordering and building my new Trek Speed...

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Triathlon World Championship Race Breakdown

Triathlon World Championship Race Breakdown

After the horrendous day before I managed to sleep through the night and woke up feeling a lot better, sadly still not close to 100%.  Luckily On the positive side I had until 4:30pm until my race, a time at first previously I was had not been impressed by such a late...

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Bad Timing

Bad Timing

Arriving in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening the excitement really began to build as we finally began to come across other athletes, it all started to feel real. We managed to nail our accommodation scoring an awesome...

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The Countdown to Ironman (Behind the Scenes)

Taupo 70.3

I was glad to be apart of team with no swim on offer due to algae scare, making it a Half Ironman Duathlon. Regardless, It was great to be apart of another awesome event this time getting the opportunity to test out the Ironman course in a race setting while also...

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Vienna Build Up

While sitting at the Vienna Airport on a 2hour delay, I began to reflect on the trip so far and how we managed to absolutely nailed our Pre World Champs Build up location. Vienna turned out to be the perfect place not only with two races on back to back weekends (Read...

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Vienna City Triathlon

Vienna City Triathlon

Sunday's race signified why warm up races are so essential and thankful for coming across early to prep for World Champs. With everything not going to plan, I have got some invaluable insight to race strategies to introduce into next weeks race.     It...

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The Never Ending Journey

The Never Ending Journey

40 hours of travel was never going to be easy, especially when you are like me and cannot sleep on planes, only getting 1 hour maybe 2 if lucky across the whole journey….. While every time I seemed to look to my left I saw Max out for the count. This made for a very...

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Duathlon National Tomorrow: The First Test

Duathlon National Tomorrow: The First Test

With under, a month and a half to World Champs things are starting to feel real. The build up is in full swing, with my first event tomorrow at Pukekohe Raceway. I will be competing in National Duathlon Championships. This will be a great chance to clean out the...

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