What to Wear in a Triathlon

There is no one size fits all in anything in life let alone what you wear in a triathlon! If there is one thing that I beg of you it’s to not let all the lycra you’ll see at a triathlon put you off entering. If you stop looking at the pointy end of the…

How to Fit Training into Your Life

One of the most common questions I get asked is how to fit training in to your day. The short answer is it’s hard but for our own health and well-being we need to make it a priority. It’s so easy being a mum to put everyone else’s needs above our own. There will always…

Dealing with the Unknown in the Open Water

For most people the majority or often all of their swim training takes place within the cosy confines of their local pool. There is nothing to fear when it comes to the crystal clear water and solid black lane taking them up and down each lap. Your technique and pacing become easy to concentrate on.…

How to Train for a Triathlon Around Family and Work

Life is busy. We live in an age when modern technology has been designed to free up our time, but it only seems to have rushed the pace of life. There’s never enough time to work, take the kids to school or sport, catch up with family and friends, or do chores around the house.…

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

I have heard many a multisport athlete say, ‘I’m training a lot, but I am not losing weight’. Upon further investigation, this often relates to a mindset of eating what they want because they’re training at a high volume. No amount of training will compensate for a poor diet. If you decide your goal is…

The Fist Pump Session

Have you ever been returning from injury or trying to make a comeback from pregnancy and every session you do just feels hard? This was me three days ago when I found a 1 minute run / 1 minute walk session that covered a total distance of 4km a challenge. When you are physically not…

How Often Should I Race Triathlon Events?

How Often Should I Race? One of the great things about doing triathlon events is there are so many different races to choose from, from beginner options such as Tri Pink through to Ironman and Ultra distance adventures. Our sport gives us the chance to challenge ourselves in different ways. Most races are held at…

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

The other day I took my just turned 2 year old son Finn to the Bouncy Cushion at Southport on the Gold Coast. This is just like a giant tramp and he absolutely loves it. Jumping around like the other kids, falling over then jumping up again laughing. Me, on the other hand I spent…

How to Survive Your First Noosa Triathlon

The Noosa Triathlon is Australia’s largest triathlon event and first timers will undoubtedly find it both exciting and daunting at the same time. There are so many triathletes in and around Noosa; looking through the expo and then out on the course on race day that the sheer size of the event can be intimidating.…

Pregnant and Overdue

Well my due date has arrived and there is no sign of bub. Even though we know that we have only a 50% chance of going into labour by our due date I think we all hope for an early bub. The count down to this date is like it is locked in. Even though…

Fit Pregnancy – Where Do We Find Inspiration?

When we are trying to have a fit pregnancy where do we find the inspiration? These days a lot of our inspiration seems to be generated by social media. What are the celebrities, fitness gurus and even our own friends and family doing to get fit and stay in shape? How wonderful is it that we…