• blog post,  training & racing

    Just one more sleep!!

    Take four friends, one epic road trip that lasted almost 16 hours and two cheap-ass hotel rooms, and what do you get? Ironman 70.3 Race Weekend, of course! Three sleeps to go… We arrived here on Thursday night, having decided to spread the load over two days before Race Day Sunday.  And immediately realised it was the best decision we’ve ever made. First, it’s HOT. And terribly humid.   Perspiration?  What perspiration?  I was sweating like a damn pig!  And I huffed and puffed all the way up the stairs to our room. On the upside, we had two full days to acclimatise and were looking forward to seeing our…

  • blog post,  training & racing

    It’s come down to this…

    I’m busy with the last bit of preparation before Sofie, Radesh, Megan and I leave for East London tomorrow morning at 4am. Our road trip is the culmination of six months’ worth of hard work, blood (literally), sweat, tears, laughter, fun, panic attacks, cycle races, running races, triathlons, canal swims…  And it will all come down to about eight hours of swimming, biking and running this coming Sunday. Life-changing journey I can honestly say that the past six months have been a life changer.  I’ve said it before.  Every single person arrived at that first evening of Embark orientation with a goal in mind.  Some have dropped out along the…