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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 ...

In part one of this blog we discussed the basics of how and why you should use the Off Season to improve your running. You can find Part 1 here http://fluidmovements.com/blog/2016/may/off-season-time-to-improve-your-running In Part 2 it’s now time to get to the nuts and bolts of what training is required to significantly improve your running.   Lesley West on her way to a ...

When Triathletes are in the thick of race season training there is not much extra time and energy to work on specific areas of weakness. It’s more about balanced training and getting across that finish line in the lowest time with strong performances over the three disciplines. We all know the discipline where triathletes lose most time is on the run leg. But when do you have ...

We've been experimenting with a number of recipes. These energy bars are good one for long rides and as a pre training snack. For long rides just wrap them in cling film or foil straight from the freezer and stick them in your back pocket and they hold together really well. Give them a go and see what you think…   Raw Espresso Energy Bars Ingredients 10 Medjool dates (see ...

The swim, bike and run courses have all changed for the 2016 edition the Geelong Ironman 70.3 race. The swim course only has a small change to the distance to the first and second buoys  The bike course's major changes comes in the first few km's using Hearne Pde and heading clockwise on the Eastern Park Circuit and some extension to the turnaround points on Point Henry and ...