Author Archives: tswitala

It is time

The time has come. Currently sitting in the OR Tambo airport in Jhb sporting my compression socks and newtons. Not in shorts but in jeans 🙂 The excitement is there with a bit of nervousness. Irulan my trusty bike is … Continue reading

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Building up the TSS

I am using TrainingPeaks for the last year. What an awesome tool!!!! Especially the TSS scoring. For the 1st couple of months I did not pay much attention to it. Then I saw in the Performance Dashboard the results and … Continue reading

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Change of plans BDT

I changed my plans from the long run too a confidence booster. I read in an article to do a Big Day Training 3 weeks to your race. Today that happened. It started of with a 5k swim in wetsuit. … Continue reading

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3 weeks consistency going into peak

It’s been a good 3 weeks. I put in a lot of work during this period. My training was consistent and nicely balanced. I am feeling ready and at peak. One more long run to do this weekend and then … Continue reading

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The counting hamster

This weekend I did an educational brick training session on Sunday. It started off the week before with a major plan to clock 180k on Saturday But then Saturday arrived and so did the rain. A quick change of plan … Continue reading

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Seeking professional help and realizing I am a hunchback

I went to seek professional help. But it’s not the one my friends always recommend after I tell them my training logs. That might come later when I am convinced myself that I am crazy, for now I just have … Continue reading

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Long bike ride strategy

I found a great way to train and have a social life, especially for the biking. My last two long bike rides where always combined with a visit halfway. The 1st was a ride to my parents. The live 72km … Continue reading

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Memory full!! Buffelspoort ultra

Finally did my 1st triathlon on African soil. Which means African sun too. Luckily it was today and not yesterday. Drove through with my mom to buffelspoort on Saturday, too temperatures within the 33 degrees. It was hot! We arrived … Continue reading

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Life turned upside down …. Literally

It’s been awhile since the last blog, but I do have a good excuse. Last year the sun was still shining in the south and this year my orientation changed again with the sun being north. I made a big … Continue reading

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Bird of a feather, train together

Last night I had the opportunity to hang out with some musicians. It was a very interesting evening, with lots of self reflection. The musicians/artist where networking with each other and I thought to myself …. Do I sound like … Continue reading

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