Low carb training hack

Low carb days and bullet proof coffee are now familiar staples to many of my athletes especially over winter. But why would an athlete want to endure carbohydrate (CHO for short) restriction at all? Simply put, to “hack” their training in order to get more out of it. Sounds good and the theory is even…

Keeping your eye on the prize

It is a long winter between the Norseman lottery in October and the race the following August. It is easy to become introvert and focussed on perfecting the process of training, forgetting why your training and what your motivation is. Before you start your big spring push in training for Norseman, or any other race,…

Choosing a hydration drink

This year I’ve been lucky enough to work with OSMO nutrition on a number of education and writing projects. OSMO has been a breath of fresh air in the industry and is already a favourite of many pro triathletes such as Dan Hugo and Bevan Docherty among others. What I’ve learned is that there is…

Fat burning supplements

The good the bad and the ugly of products reporting to be “fat burning” supplements recently published in Cycling fitness magazine as part of a longer piece “Kick start your fat burning this winter”. If I was to write something about all the supplements claiming to improve fat burning it would fill a phone book….

The mental wall

Probably the one thing everyone will encounter at some point during an ultra distance race is negativity. This may range from: “the guy behind is catching me, I might not win, I should stop” to “I’m exhausted I just can’t do this” to “why have I wasted my life doing this, everything is hopeless”. This…

Reflections and directions following Norseman

Following Norseman I have needed to reflect on my future more quickly than I may have otherwise wished, considering my own long term athletic and personal goals as well as Jennifers. Two things have motivated me athletically over the years. At first it was going fast as possible at Ironman. I don’t really know why…