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Robs Blog: Chasing Kona. Week Three: Big days.

We sat down on Sunday evening to write out my plan for next week. I’m itching to get into what I think of as proper training since I got back from Lanza. This week has been fairly moderate as Ais was careful to make sure I’m recovered and ready to go again before ramping up the load.

I’m sitting there impatiently pen in hand, note book open. Picture a poor hungry orphan sitting there, cutlery in hand waiting impatiently for the food to be dished up.

Ais starts with a question.

“What do you think of starting back with the big days this week, maybe on Thursday? You could go into work late. Swim, bike, run?” Read More

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Robs Blog: Happy Irish Dogs Calendar

As many of you may know Aisling and myself have become quite involved in dog rescue. We take in and foster pups until they are rehomed. But the dog rescues are the real heroes who take in abandoned, ill and neglected dogs and find them homes.

The Happy Irish Dogs Calendar 2018 has been produced by Sambor of Happy Irish Dogs to raise funds for the Dublin Husky Rescue. 100% of the money raised goes to rehoming, feeding, medical care of abandoned, abused or neglected dogs that are taken in by Andy at the Dublin Husky Rescue.

The calendar even features our own two Boxer dogs on the cover, Cooper and Pupper the Screwball.

You can buy the calendar online here or in store at Wheelworx, Fonthill

Every euro spent is sent directly to the Dublin Husky Rescue including the postage if you choose shipping as opposed to in store pickup.

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Irish Athlete Wins Overall Amateur Race at Ironman 70.3 Dubai & Top Irish Results

We had a few Irish athletes racing at the Ironman 70.3 Dubai yesterday and incredibly the winner of the overall womens amateur race was an Irish athlete living in Dubai. Deirdre Casey completely dominated the race winning by almost 13 minutes and leading from gun to tape. Click on through for her details and for the top Irish finishers at the race.

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Robs Blog: Chasing Kona. Week Two: “Cool”

I woke early and had some work to do before heading to the pool. I had intended on doing an hour  or so but when I started swimming I was really tired. Right from the first length I was arguing with myself that I needed an easy day. I added up my training hours so far this week in my head and thought I had about sixteen hours so far and I told myself that with two more big days over the weekend I’d still get close to thirty hours done.

The arguments went back and forth in my head as I slowly clocked off the laps. I eventually decided that if I did 1500 meters I could call that a reasonable swim, anything less would be embarrassing.

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Ironman & 70.3 Specific Turbo Class Feb-March 2018 at Wheelworx

“You should start an Ironman specific turbo class on a Saturday morning in the new training room in the shop on a Saturday morning” Ais suggested.
“That sounds like a good idea” I answered “How long of a session have you in mind?”
“Four hours” Ais answered.
“Jaysus” I thought that’s a bit epic.

If you’re training for Ironman or 70.3 this year this session is made for you with Ironman specific intervals and technique work. We might even take a short coffee break at the two hour point to give your backside a break. Click through for all the details Read More

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Robs Blog: 2017 in review and plans for 2018

I came back to triathlon or more accurately to Ironman in 2015 after an almost two year break following back surgery. I discovered that year, twice in fact, at Ironman UK and Ironman Maastricht that remembering being fit does not equal being Ironman fit. In 2016 after talking to Ais about trying to make a proper return to Ironman racing with a realistic view on getting back to Kona I started training properly.

2016 proved to be a difficult year training wise and by the time I got to Ironman Mallorca in September I was close but alas there was to be no cigar. Actually I wasn’t even that close in the end.

We also had the small matter of our wedding coming up after Mallorca and Ais suggested that we take in a race somewhere exotic during the honeymoon. Perhaps an Ironman? I did not need to be asked twice and I entered us both in Ironman Fortaleza in Brazil sharpish.  Read More

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Irish athletes qualified for Kona 2018. Updated January 9th 2018

In 2017 we had a record amount of athletes race the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. As we start 2018 we already have seven Irish (or adopted Irish) athletes qualified for Kona in October.

Click on through to see who has ticked the Kona box so far…

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Robs Blog: Chasing Kona 2018

I took a little break from the blog but now I’m back. My last posts were my 2017 Ironman Florida race report and Ironman Florida race Analysis back in November. I haven’t been hiding, rather I had a couple of other projects I was working on. This is more of a personal update than the usual training one, those will resume next week. Click on through for all the latest including book launches, my next Ironman race, eleven dogs, yes you read that right. ELEVEN DOGS and more.

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