South African LD Triathlete of the Year 2011/2012

Recovery is often a tricky question after Ironman. I mean, we all know that we need it, whether you had a good race or not – but how do we go about it? It is hard to go from 2 to 7 hours of training a day, with a purpose, to a ‘What now?’. This […]

France has to be my most favourite place to train, 3 weeks have already passed since my arrival back in Poitiers, and my silence has been due to my selfish enjoyment of everything this great country has to offer. As everyone has been asking what training here is like and how things have been going, […]

Winter and the chilly weather which accompanies it are just not my thing! As much as I try I cannot avoid the seasonal depression triggered by the dark mornings and thermometer which guages temperatures below 20 degrees…nevermind the very scary 1 or 2 degrees! I am a complete cold weather wimp and will do whatever […]

Saturday morning saw me do a last minute flight to Port Elizabeth, with a duel purpose – ‘participating’ in the ATU African Cup and attending the TSA awards evening on Sunday evening. I have to honestly admit that I cannot remember when last I did a draft legal race! Call me a little ‘old school’ […]

Riding bike with guys, and here I mean REALLY good guys is always going to be a painful experience if you’re a girl. Given my less than spectacular race results in 2011 so far, I am feeling determined to remedy the situation, not by dwelling on what has gone wrong, not on what race is coming up, […]

Admittedly, after a spectacularly flopped race at Ironman SA, I did go AWOL. With the participation of a German tourist… good friend, I decided that a road trip around SA, to explore it’s possibilities, with no plan in mind, sounded like just the thing to forget how months of training amounted to a big face […]

My absence this past week has been mostly due to the ‘little’ race coming up in April, and the number of hours that I have spent training, have limited my ability to produce cohesive sentences! Let’s just say that the Wunderfluegel and I have developed a close, but tiring relationship. Yes, the winning name for […]

It has been two weeks now since I have taken possession of my new wheels – the Token! As this is my personal space, I think I have the freedom to say exactly what I think! Token is not yet a big brand in the sport, especially if one looks at Ironman bike counts or magazine reviews, […]

Let the games begin! It is 12 weeks to go to my first big event – Ironman South Africa, and the serious, focused training has begun. I have changed many things, but thanks to my coach, it is most importantly a change in attitude… There is no need to go out there and punish yourself, and hurt […]

What to do when the snow is literally up to your knees? Well, Rocky would say ‘I’ll show them who the F… Alice is!’  So after a good 10k warm up, running, high knee action through the deepest snow I have ever seen in my life, I was ready for my first training session on […]

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