Monthly Archives: January 2011

celebration

I never realised how much the fall of light can affect how you see the physical environment until you really look. Yesterday afternoon, walking a path I have followed regularly, I was struck by the play of light and shadow … Continue reading

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beautiful day

It’s a beautiful day and plans have been falling into place awesomely. The return of the sun has brought with it a rise in temperatures and you would have to be mad (and many are) to exercise outdoors after 8.00am … Continue reading

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a coffee and a think

A 5am start and a busy day, finishing with 3hrs coaching the late afternoon squads and I find myself with no workout done. The advice given to me by a top level triathlete who occasionally trains with me was go … Continue reading

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change and lightning

Change is unsettling and uncomfortable. Change is currently being experienced by athletes in my swim squad as others leave to go to university, have changed work conditions, or choose to swim elsewhere. What follows is a subtle shifting in what … Continue reading

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Australia Day

My plans for seeing how I was going by participating in the Australia Day run came unstuck by me making a tactical decison to begin in the middle of the field. What I did not realise was that the shuffle … Continue reading

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the wheels nearly came off

The last two days have proved the challenge I expected with much internal debating with myself now the school year has begun. Fortunately I have won round one and two. Six  days to go? I think I can complete janathon, … Continue reading

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rising water and dragon fruit

The school year in the Northern Territory begins tomorrow and I suspect the successful completion of janathon challenge will come under attack. Over the past few weeks I have become more familiar with the Casuarina Reserve which is almost my … Continue reading

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Stats -week 3

Main stats: 35.7k running; 85.45k on bike, only 4.4k swimming. Calories used should result is 1.3k weight loss. Not quite!  

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mangrove vistas

A blur of water was what met me outside my front door this afternoon but because it was low tide, because the temperatures were relatively mild and because I really wanted to revisit the mangrove boardwalk in the Casuarina Reserve … Continue reading

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misery

A rain soaked day has brought out the sand flies which have attacked my legs and made me feel very miserable. In addition my inflamed achilles has worsened leaving me cross and frustrated. And on top of that my desire … Continue reading

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