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…

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon Report 2014

“It was at that point I realised just how much the black T-shirt means and nothing mattered anymore but getting to the top.” My Inspiration If you never really invest yourself in a project, you can never hope to achieve the same level of result or the same level of satisfaction as if you do….

Norseman camp review

My 10 days in Norway was in the end both an incredible experience and productive. Going in to it injured I was delighted to be able to train hard and recover getting in some key run sessions I doubted I could. I have trained on the entire course from Eidfjord to Gaustatoppen and can confirm…

Norseman camp Day 5

Norway is truly a spectacular place. Today I crossed from Rjukan to Eidfjord across the Hardangervidda and the changes are dramatic. The forest clad valleys in the east gave way to the barren Hardangervidda reminiscent of Scotland. However when you start to descend in to Eidfjord it is jaw dropping. Steep rocky banks cut by…

Norseman camp Day 1

Day 1 of my solo Norseman camp is done and I’m feeling better than I have in some weeks. Norway is a beautiful, inspirational place to visit and even more so to train. We finished filming for the video about four weeks ago and since then a lot has happened. Like most things worth doing,…