Just thought follow up on my Ironman Melbourne Nutrition post.
I'm happy to say my nutrition plan was one of the things that did go right on the day and ran like clockwork. Pre race carb load was fun as usual and race morning meal and nutrition to race start appeared adequate and I did not get hungry prior to race start, even with a delayed start due to bad weather (Pre race meal was bagel with peanut butter and honey, Endura Opti (strong mix), banana and powerade on drive down.…Continue
Well I have the Melbourne Ironman this week. For those not familiar with the distances that's a 3.8Km swim, 180km bike and 42km run.
Last night I began backing up my race day nutrition. I wanted to organise it into bags as they are utilised. It ended up being quite a bundle, predominantly Gels. Thought I'd throw something in the blog for those interested.
As mentioned there are 3 legs (swim, bike run). There is also nutrition that I take within 15mins of the start (not my pre…Continue
I had an opportunity to do some riding whilst on a recent stop over on the Gold Coast on my way up to Cairns for a Half Ironman.
I was a little concerned at being able to find somewhere good to ride whilst staying in Surfers Paradise as its a busy place and like everything, local knowledge is required to find the quality experiences.
I put the word out on a Triathlon forum and came up with a few suggestions to head out to the Currumbin Valley and Tomewin Mountain Rd so I…Continue
Well another Half Ironman (70.3) under my belt and I have to say what a cracker of a race!
The Cairns Ironman 70.3 is held in conjunction with the full Cairns Ironman event, turning the city into a bustling, energetic, festival with over 2000 people competing in the 2 events.
The race was held in the Sailfish Quay in Cairns (1.9Km swim), the bike leg on the closed Captain Cook Hwy that runs from Cairns to Pt Douglas and the run from Yorkys Knob to the city finishing on the busy…Continue
Well I finally made it to the Canberra Ironman 70.3. Nearly a year of training and preparation culminated in Sundays race.
I just wanted to share a few things. First my travels over there. This was the first time I had traveled with my bike on an airline. I've included a few picks below to show you how I did it as I didn't have a proper bike bag (although I think it is on the cards now). I was pretty paranoid about this part of the travel, hence the bike being totally encased…Continue
I have a half Ironman fast approaching and have been training the house down in the final build and peak before the December 11th event in Canberra.
Yesterday was my longest brick session to date (brick is the term for Ride/run combinations in one training session).
After a follow up session with the guys looking after my bike fit (jt cycles Brighton) I headed down to Glenelg. Parked and set up the back of the car for a quick transition after my ride.
82Km of riding…Continue
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Well I have worried about this moment for a while and recently taken steps to try and mitigate it happening, however yesterday afternoon I was hit by a car whilst taking my long way home.
Don't worry the bikes OK....Oh, and yes I'm OK too, although a little pee'ed off and kinda shocked by the whole thing.
I was riding down Grand Junction Rd. I was in Otterway/Rosewater and there is a Foodland opposite the…Continue
Today I had another opportunity to race with a professional triathlete. Matty White, pro Ironman competitor and Adelaide's own was competing in the final race of the JT cycles Triathlon series.
Triathlon allows people of all abilities to compete side by side with people from elite to first timers....No egos (well they might be put away for the day), and no requirement for the high-end equipment (although it does help and nice to have).
Sure I suffer severe…Continue
I continue to be amazed at some of the fantastically well organised sporting events being held in regional areas of SA.
I'm referring to the recent Victor Harbour Triathlon. Sure only a third of it is relevant to Adelaide Cyclist, however it was so outstanding that I thought it deserved a bouquet.
The Victor Harbour Triathlon is the biggest tri held in SA. Some 1100 competitors across several different courses, culminating in a National Olympic Distance…Continue
I thought this might be of interest to people. I personally couldn't believe how much difference tires made.
Certainly up to nearly 14…Continue
The first race for the Triathlon season was held over the weekend. This was my first in the "Challenge" distance and as such there were some nerves leading into the event.
The weather could not have been any worse. Cold (15 degrees), windy (at least 40Km/hr southerly) and wet. The event was almost a compulsory…Continue
I thought I'd start adding my own thoughts on products I purchase as I tend to do a lot of online research (or try to) before buying something and it's nice to give back :)
A few months ago I purchased some Triathlon Specific cycling shoes, the DIADORA Infinity Carbon Tri Shoe '09 from Torpedo7. At the time the purchase was kind of in…Continue
Added by Darren B on September 21, 2010 at 11:34 — No Comments
I was reading an article in a triathlon magazine a few months ago which went into some finer points about race day hydration and nutrition. It mentioned various hydration and nutrition points that have been discussed here before, but what caught my interest was the mention of having 2…Continue
I have the pleasure of blogging all the way from Paris, France today. I could wait. Today I figured out how to use the Velib Bike Hire system here in Paris and what a fun day it was.
Fist of all I have been here for the last few days. I had heard about the Velib system and wanted to check it out. Just by doing the normal touristy thing here its hard to not miss these bikes. They are everywhere. Stations located at all key points and many, many people using them, locals and…Continue
Started throwing a midweek, afternoon ride (other than the ride home) into the mix.
Was told about a great little circuit in the Adelaide Hills by a mate. This circuit is pretty short (17Km) but is undulating the whole time.…Continue
Added by Darren B on April 23, 2010 at 10:19 — No Comments
OK so there is something I've been wondering about regarding group/bunch riding. Do you actually achieve and maintain significantly higher speeds whilst travelling in a group.
Logic tells me that there would be benifit with earodynamics, etc, but I have noticed recently after jumping into a group that broke off from the ride for respect ride that I was able to very comfortably sit on 35km/hr with most of the time spent at 40km/hr. Typically I find myself working harder to keep…Continue
I found this site in my search for group rides in Adelaide. What a surprise to find so much information about cycling in Adelaide, both on this site and the other great websites (i.e. BikeSA, etc).
I still haven't been out on one of…Continue