Port of Tauranga Half 2016

Just a regular training day, right?

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In preparation for Challenge Wanaka and Ironman New Zealand I decided to race one of the bigger local half IM events - Port of Tauranga with a simple plan - go hard on the bike, control the pace on the run for the first few km and don’t worry about anything else. Well, it worked!

Why I went vegan

A non preachy story

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One of the most asked questions I get is “so what made you go vegan?”. I don’t want to judge or try to convert anyone here, nor do I feel the need to explain myself. But the question has been asked, so let’s answer it. OK, time for the short story.

My first Ironman

2015 Ironman Taupo race report

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After many months of preparation the day has come and I did my first Ironman race. It took 11 hours and 16 minutes to cross the finish line of Ironman New Zealand. Here is my race recap.

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Ok, my plan was to go sub 5 hours. Plain and simple. On the one hand I was not preparing directly for that race as my main event is Ironman New Zealand, but on the other hand - I did 5:17 last year on the same course and I wanted to see what progress I have made. It took me 5 minutes and 36 seconds longer than expected. Still, considering the race conditions - I’m happy with that result.

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Last week was the longest period without running ever since I started to dream about finishing a triathlon. And it felt soo good! I think I’ve fully recovered from Auckland Marathon and I’m ready to give my best in upcoming weeks. In 16 weeks I’m going to swim 3.8km, cycle 180 and run a full marathon in breathtaking Taupo. This is how I’m going to prepare for it.