Recovery meal

I may have found the easiest, simplest, healthiest recovery meal:

  • Banana + organic crunchy almond spread
  • Hot green tea + lemon + honey

Yum!! A bit sticky in the mouth… but if you don’t mind that, GO FOR IT !


Tomorrow is Dad’s Day and the Perth Marathon. So Happy Father’s Day to y’all dads!


Perth Marathon course – WAMC.org.au

do as I say, not what I do…

I did it again. Two weeks before a marathon, I ran a half marathon. And my left Achilles tendon didn’t feel right, but I didn’t quit. And now I’m hoping for recovery and to be able to go out a few times before the big M.

Why I didn’t quit…?

  • The no quitting philosophy
  • First race in new age group
  • Actually finished the 13.1 mi in a decent time , 1:30 . 3rd in my age group (M50-54)

So now chances are that I won’t run Chevron CityToSurf Marathon Perth if my left ankle isn’t in decent condition. Won’t know until race day…

Ocean swim like in a pool

After somebody said today that the ocean was full of stingers at the Sorrento Beach, I decided to swim at the Hillarys Marina (Perth, Western Australia). I’ve done it before, and if you swim at a reasonable time during the day, chances are that if there is a shark a lot of people will have seen it by mid morning. Gives me some peace of mind with the Trigg beach closed a few days ago because of a 4 m shark… 😉

It’s an ocean swim in a protected area of the boat harbour, almost like a pool. Even better, because you get to see decent sized fish close to the inner jetty, if people are feeding them.

The lap is 285 m long so a set of 5*2*285m makes a decent 2.850 km swim. Not bad! I measured the distance using a “Google Maps distance calculator“.

Getting ready for Busselton 70.3 – Half Ironman update

Last long ride before the half IM: Sorrento to past Two Rocks (witn brekky at Joondalup Maccas) = 117 km

http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/170073324

The half IM swim course was modified to be parallel to the beach rather than parallel to the jetty.

Weight under control, in awesome shape

Getting ready for Busselton 70.3 – Half Ironman

This time of the year, again. Working towards my goal. Race day at 67 kg, strong and without starving.

Weight loss challenge - 2

On a different note, to make things more interesting for the Busselton 70.3, there was a fatal shark attack nearby, and Busso beaches were closed several times recently. Competitors received the following note from the organizers:

“Triathlon WA Inc will ensure the provision of maximum duty of care to all participants, volunteers and spectators for the 2012 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton. The safety of all who attend our event is our highest priority. The SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton Race Contingency Committee (RCC) shall be responsible for determining the plan of action should there be unexpected circumstances, weather conditions or race course situations that may pose a risk of harm or injury to a competitor. Participants should be confident the appropriate additional safety measures will be put in place prior to the event to mitigate any potential harm or injury to participants during the swim leg of the event. The Race Contingency Committee will remain in close dialogue with local Sea Rescue, Rangers and Water Police and Surf Life Saving to monitor and assess the risks and if required the appropriate course changes will be implemented. Should it be a requirement Participants will be informed of any changes in the 48 hours lead up to the event. Currently there are no changes to the current course.” Ought to be fun..!