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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Better quality of life with next to no pain medication

After three years of being in pain - some days worse than others - and taking countless amounts of drugs every day its nice to be bale to wake up in the morning and feel normal (in the broadest sense of the word).  I've read their blogg and some of the research that goes along with them and was surprised and happy that it worked for me.  It took about 3-4weeks before the true effects, I guess you could call them, before I noticed that I didn't need the drugs every time every day.

What you ask is this magical thing??  check these guys out - www.trionz.com - stylish and functional.  For the everyday living I'm drug free and living life but make no mistake that when I over do it with training or shopping or lifting my kids the wrong way I still need to take some sort of pain relief, this is in no way a miracle cure, it just helps you have a better quality of life with minimal amount of pain medication.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

First race for the season

Well the new season is up and running and what a way to start it, with an Elimination race format as part of the TriF1 race.  It was fours ago that I had the opportunity to race in the draft legal format and it was a blast and continued to do it for then next two years so coming in to this race the mind was saying "I can do that" but the body was saying "not with 1 & 1/2 legs you can't".

I was unsure how the body was going to go being so early in the season and the vast majority of my training has been done on the computrainer and tredmill in the garage, but all in all in went well.

The first race was hard and fast, where everyone was feeling each other out and getting a sense where that sat in the field.  I out of the water in the top five, dropped a couple of places on the bike and then a few more on the run to finish 12th.

The second race was much like the first fast.  Again I was top 5 out of the water but the legs failed big time on the bike and I dropped a little ways back but I managed to stay with in the relagation zone until I hit the run. I dropped two spots on the run which put me out of the A final and in to the B final so the best thing to do was to back it off and save the legs for the next race.

The B final was still very hottly contested but with my legs/body completed cooked from the first two races I could only managed fourth which don't get me wrong I'm still happy with it especially for a first outing and up against normal people.

The young fella had a run around and had a ball with both of us running around in our new kits supplied by www.grometsportsgear.com who are branching out from kids triathlon and cycling gear to doing custom club gear with garments such cycling, triathlon, compression gear.

This season is going to be full on with the next race on the list being the Hills club race 19 October at Penrith.