Saturday, October 21, 2017

When I reviewed CurraNZ back in February, one of my parting comments was that I’d like to undertake a longer test to see if the initial results held true over a number of months.  Well, the nice people at CurraNZ agreed and kindly supplied an additional test batch.

With just two capsules left(!), it seems now is a good time to report back on my findings.

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We’ve all dreamt about it at one time another; the chance to give up the day job and follow our dreams as a professional triathlete.  Granted, it’s not something I’ve wasted too much time dreaming about (too old, too slow, too well-paid to give it all up!), but it’s always fun to wonder what it might be like.

For most of us, the nearest we get to ‘living the dream’ is a triathlon camp.  This week just gone, I got to attend my first organized camp, courtesy of Racetime Events and the Shea-Simonds duo of Duncan and Claire.   That the camp was set on my favourite training destination island of Mallorca only added to the attraction.

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I toyed with the idea of titling this blog ‘lurching from one disaster to another’, but then decided it would be a much more cathartic experience writing it if I started with a positive spin!

Safe to say, however, that I’ve had a challenging couple of months on the triathlon front.

Having taken a proper post-season rest for the first time in a few years, I was really looking forward to getting a solid winter under my belt, fine tuning my aerobic engine before working on the higher end come the spring.  But it seems fate didn’t agree with my plan (or maybe I was the architect of my own fortune, we can discuss that another time!)…

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It’s funny; you spend the whole of winter kinda wishing that the triathlon season didn’t feel so far away, and then all of a sudden it’s early March and you realize that you have just eight-and-a-bit weeks till your first ‘A’ race of the year. Gulp!

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Don’t get too excited, we’re talking ‘naked’ as in stripped down, not stripped bare (sorry ladies)!

I’ve written numerous times before around the ‘appliance of science’ to my triathlon training, whether it’s using heart rate zones, hitting specific paces, performing lactate threshold testing or VO2 max tests.  But with a new run coach has come a new instruction: “ditch the Garmin!”.

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