Welcome to my world.

A quick snippet from my world. I started triathlons when i was 12 in the northwest of W.A and never have looked back. The bikes and gear were pretty simple back then but it was great fun. Now the gear is a bit more high tech but just as much fun. In February 2010, I took the next step in my racing and full filled a small childhood dream of mine, I gained endorsment as a pro triathlete. Now the fun really begins and the training intensifies 10 fold.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My back surgery explained the easy way

After having my back surgery, a Lumbar Laminotomy and L5-S1 Disectomy it's hard to explain what exactly I had done.  So I found this link on youtube which shows exactly to the letter on I had done.  There is no sound so don't try to adjust your computer, but watch with interest and contemplate on how important core strength is.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

What's the hardest thing for a Triathlete to do???

What's the hardest thing for a Triathlete to do??? Is say "NO I need to rest."

With only requiring one more good placing at a high quality race - which most likely would have come at Nationals with a podium going on last years form - I could have put in my application for non-automatic qualification for my Olympic distance Pro licence - every school boys dream - which would then have allowed me to race the Continental Cup and World Cup races in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and then I hurt my back and required surgery which has put me out for the full season.

Which brings me back to that question - the hardest thing for me is to take it easy for the first time in 20 years, that's right this coming 2012 season would have been my 21st season straight since my duathlon way back when. The surgeon has said that I can swim (which is good for my back and will help recovery) but I can't ride the bike until now (which is 5 weeks after the surgery) and only on the ergo for another month but the big one is that I can't run until July.

So the dilemma was that I have already paid for some races, do I do them but pull out on the run, do them and walk the run or pull out completely and try to fix it properly and sit out this season completely.

Decision made and then money has been refunded, I pulled out of the races and I'm going to try and not go so hard and fix this the first time round. Hopefully I will come back stronger for the 2013 season and finally get that licence I've been chasing for the past 20years.