Heart Health in Endurance Athletes: What’s up, Doc?

As endurance athletes, we can put a LOT of stress on our hearts. Having previously decided to get a full heart and health check to know if there are any underlying issues, I booked my appointment with the GP and was all set to get the ball rolling on my heart health journey…

Heart Health in Endurance Athletes: Part 1

My Dad had a major heart attack at age 49. I’d knocked off work early that day so was at home to call the ambulance. Otherwise he likely would have died alone on the floor, or at best sustained permanent, life-changing damage. As endurance athletes, we can put a LOT of stress on our hearts. Of course this is a positive thing in good measure. Giving your heart a workout builds a strong heart! But what if there are any undiagnosed heart conditions lurking in the background? And is there a point where the sheer volume of high-stress endurance work is simply too much?

Ironman announce new 70.3 Tasmania!

IRONMAN have just announced their latest addition to the triathlon race calendar, and it’s Tasmania 70.3 in Hobart! The inaugural event is set for a February 2023 start and I’m sure this is will become a “bucket list” event for many long distance triathletes!

FulGaz joins IRONMAN!

Today, the acquisition of FulGaz by the Ironman Triathlon Group has been officially announced! This has been a long time in the making and the deal was sealed a little while ago, but all details have been under embargo until now. It’s been a big process for sure, but one that will be an absolute…

Review: MyVeloFit Online Bike Fit

I’ve never had a professional bike fit, but I’ve often wondered if my position is as “dialled” as I think it is on both my road bike and time trial bike. With bike fitting running at a few hundred dollars, could MyVeloFit do the same thing for a lot less? And from the comfort of your own home? I put my cards and money on the table to find out!

Sub3-100k: Body and bike testing

In my quest to ride 100km in under three hours total time, I’ve been doing some testing of both my equipment and by fitness. I’ve completed a couple of test rides on the Planet X TT bike with varying success. On my first test I averaged 34.5kph over 60km non-stop. Fast enough to hit my…