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The mystery behind the broken toe ….

Yesterday I finally went to the Doctor. I took an appointment at the Rosebank Center for Sport Medicine and Orthopedics. What a great place. Physios running around and lots of Sport Memorabilia hanging of the wall. I felt at home. … Continue reading

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Solving the constant hunger and avoid sleeping under my desk

Reading and research helps a lot. Except if you are so tired at night that you can not focus on the pages. But I have taken some steps to heart, reading comments from the pro athletes and researching some dietary … Continue reading

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Lots of oxygen

Did a quick run on my old route in Vienna. A nice 6k run around the ring. Doing this I just realised what a big effect the altitude has. Joburg being 1500-1600m above sea level is a great place to … Continue reading

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Hitting the airport gym

I had mixed feeling when I 1 st read about airport gyms. I had more a disbelieve they exist. But true and behold they are out there. Dubai, LA, San Fran, Zurich, Munich etc and they are awesome. I did … 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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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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Sharkweek

I am a sucker for training recommendations. If someone tells me that (quote¬†CA) “your performance will improve if you eat a bunch of jelly babies and stand on your head” then I would do it. But that is the beauty … Continue reading

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