Back in Boulder!

October 3rd, 2012 by

I was in Boulder during April/early May and then whilst the greater portion of the long distance triathlete population were here enjoying the wonerful Coloradian summer, I was back home in, well, sunny Scotland. And now with most folk leaving for warmer climes as winter fast approaches here in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains … I am back. Maybe I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed?? Or maybe I’m a little adverse to the crowds, most likely a bit of both ;)

But for now the weather is simple awesome – nice and cool in the mornings/evening and shorts and t-shirts during the day – and what days they have been so far – clear blue sky days. I have been marvelling at the colours of the leaves falling from the trees, and even though the real depth of colour has been seen whilst out and about on my bike though the woods, the view down the street (above) from where I am staying ain’t half bad either!

Read on …

Sedona training camp

September 24th, 2012 by

It has been some time between stints shall we say. Time flies by when you are having fun. Or not?! Either way, i’ll do my best to bring you back up to speed on the past couple of months since racing Ironman UK in Bolton. In a nut shell, it went something like this; 1. aggrivate my exsisting hip issue during Bolton 2. hope that some recovery & treatment would heal it 3. aim for Ironman Wales in September 4. train for Wales in Sedona, AZ 5. return to the US for the remainder of the season.

In the end this plan went out the window as my hip took far longer to heal that I anticipated (6 weeks in total) and also the Olympics were on, and I didn’t want to miss out on the ‘Lympics! – I had been in the US during Beijing in 2008, and I couldn’t believe how badly the tv coverage of them sucked! It made me realise how much we took the BBC for granted. Plus, Ali and I had some tickets to see Hockey semi finals … and it would have been daft for me to be away and miss out on a chance to experience it all first hand. It was a no-brainer; Olympic Park was a fantastic experience! Read on …

Ironman UK, Bolton 2012

July 27th, 2012 by

Happy - proud even, to reach the finish line in second place at Bolton on Sunday. Ironman is a long, tough day for one and all … me included. This was my longest one yet – all 9 hours, 7 minutes of it, and therefore continuing an upwards trend in my finish times – note to self; something to work on for the future! Read on …