Sporting Accomplishment: Top 10 Age Grouper
How did you get into your sport: First entered Duathlons and Triathlon as a dare from friends doing my first full Ironman at Forster 1996. Originally participated in Duathlons before taking up Triathlon during a period of time living in Queensland. I put Triathlon on hold for 17yrs while the children was growing up and stacked on the weight after a rather sedentary life style gaining a whopping 30 + Kg. Re-entered the sport after a strict training program that placed me closer to my race weight of 80 kg clawing my way back to being a respectable competitor with a goal of top 10 placings.
Hardest thing about your sport: Time to train for the three disciplines whilst fitting in a good balance between family, friends and work. Staying focused after injuries or setbacks such as a bike accident or muscle tear.
What does your regular training week consists of:
Monday Morning – Strength Session at Gym; Monday Arvo — Swim Squad
Tues Morning – Bike; Tues Arvo — Run
Wed Morning – PT Strength Session + Run; Wed Arvo — Swim Squad
Thurs Morning – Bike; Thurs Arvo– Run
Fri Morning – Swim; Fri Arvo – Rest
Saturday – Long Ride ; some weeks long Brick Sessions depending on load phasing
Sunday – Long Run range from 16 – 32 km depending on load phasing
How do you keep motivated: Love the sport and positive nature of people involved in the sport; with the three discipline training base, triathlon training also provides options to participate in other events.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations):
Improve on top 10 with a focus on Top 5 and a few podiums 2016/2017
Kona Worlds Ironman 2018 and Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2019
Best piece of advice you have been given: Remain humble, focused and positive and never under estimate hydration, nutrition and the mental state necessary to achieve your goals.