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This is a guide for all athletes training with Fluid Movements - both new and experienced. In it we’ve documented a few rules which keep us all safe while training. They’re universal cycling rules and etiquette and there’s a common theme throughout, and that’s SAFETY. It is all about remaining safe while riding, and will only work if we all follow the rules all the time.   The ...

I arrived in Taupo on the Wednesday (race day Saturday), sick as a dog. I spent the 4 hour drive from Auckland driving down random farm house driveways to vomit. Food poisoning? Virus from the plane? No idea! I just hoped I was going to be better for Thursday as Kath Shone had me eating 500gm of carbs, and I currently couldn’t keep water down. I spent the rest of Wednesday in b ...

“An Ironman – you do not have to do this, you get to do this”  Meredith Kessler Being a triathlete in Alice Springs I spend a lot of my training hours indoors, escaping the weeks on end above 40deg, churning up hours on the treadmill and bike trainer. I’m lucky enough to be a member of the best gym in town (Anytime Fitness!) which streams YouTube onto each individual treadmil ...

This was a race to prove to myself that Geelong wasn’t a fluke. Ever since I won my age group there, I’ve been convinced that it was a fluke and that I shouldn’t really have won. That it was more that everyone else didn’t have their best day, and so by default, I succeeded. After an ‘ok-ish’ race at Sunny Coast worlds, I wanted to have a crack at training properly for a long-co ...

Training Signed up for Busso 18 weeks out and joined Fluid Movements…..train to race. Could not be more true — all those times I cursed the wind riding back from Frankston! So glad I did those rides as it prepared me for the headwinds on the Busso track. Mentally and physically I was ready for them. Squad swimming — significantly helped my strength and endurance + the added be ...

Hawaii Ironman Race Report. Wow! What a journey this one was. So this week marks 1 year since I had the option to take the money and walk away from my structured work/life balance or continue on as norm. My choice, like most, is to embrace something different, new, exciting. Who would of thought 10 months later, I would of competed in 2 half IMs, 2 full IMs, coached an Executive to do their first IM and represent Australia in both Sunny Coast and Hawaii World Champs 🏊🚴🏃.

 

At this time of year some Fluid athletes are just commencing a big preparation to an ironman or restarting after a break from a Big Worlds A.Race. When starting back into a training routine motivation can often be a bit lower than normal, and that’s expected and completely OK!....

20ish weeks to go until Ironman New Zealand. You’ve received the first few weeks of your Program from your Coach. The weather is getting more favourable for outdoors training. The mornings are getting lighter, the evenings longer, and you’re rearing to go (I know I am!) Preparation is key to training and racing Ironman distance triathlons.  The sooner you can control the ‘con ...

Despite what Rexona would have us believe, sweating is a normal and useful bodily function. Just like a radiator is vital for preventing your car from overheating, the process of sweating is vital for maintaining a core body temperature within normal ranges. When water losses are not adequately matched with fluid intake, dehydration occurs. Other than making us feel thirsty, de ...

Thanks to Laura Armstrong for sharing one of her favorite recipes with us. One of the great things about these bars is that you can choose the flavor you want and then vary them each time. In this, Laura used some homemade trail mix with apricot, cranberries & dates. You could also add things like dark chocolate, goji berries, orange zest, etc. I know I'll be giving them a ...