Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The way it is

Why is this blog the way it is?

I train everyday, sometimes even twice a day (apart from that cherished rest day). A few people have asked me why there are not some more serious training posts.

Well I am new at triathlon and find it hard to offer anything on training programs. Plus there are some great blogs out there (like
http://www.everymantri.com/ ) full of good info

Instead you get my somewhat bizarre training observations like…..

I only like to swim in dry clothes.

When I go jogging I try to focus on my form, pace and breathing. The other day I went for a run and saw a dude jogging in the distance with two boxes of Krispy Kremes. It is safe to say that my form, pace and breathing went out the window…I just had to catch him. When I got him I was fairly puffed but it felt very good….although I am not sure how much of an accomplishment it is to overtake a fat bastard carrying two dozen donoughts.

And finally there just some things you do not do whilst naked in a change room

1. Stretch
2. Dry your hair (I know I am a bald man but why dry your hair naked?)
3. Drop things
4. Then bend over / squat to pick up what ypu have dropped

Less than 4 weeks to go!



Friday, September 19, 2008

Help (the worlds worst competition)

Here is the deal.

I have managed to snaffle a sponsor (to be honest it is a buddy of mine....even my family are not dumb enough to throw money at this thing....and it looks like he is doing some dodgy wog style tax manoeuvring)

The catch is I need to design a t-shirt, with his company logo on it, and wear it around a bit

Now in case you had not picked it up I am not the most creative person going around

So far all I have some up with is a message on the back saying

"you are about to pass Greg"

Kind of like the ones you see on fox trucks....

Email me or post your ideas. The best idea / design will get a t-shirt



Thursday, September 18, 2008

Indecent Proposal?

I have stepped up my training I am not where I wanted to be at this stage of my preparations but I am not that far off. I could blog about my recent training but there is not anything really interesting going on (to be fair you could say that about any post on this blog)

Instead I will tell you about something random that happened to me

I am currently trying to sell my car (anyone interested? One owner, good condition, low k’s……..special price for you…..) there are the ads on the net and for sale signs on all the blind spots of the car. The other day I drove out to visit a client out west (about an hour away).

So I was driving around the wild west of Sydney (lost) when a guy starts to honk and flash his lights at me. After 5 minutes of this, I started to get worried. Here I was in the road rage capital of Australia, with some lunatic on my tail.

I am not the bravest guy when it comes to physical confrontation, the only punch I have ever thrown ended up hitting someone in the back.

Despite feeling decidedly nervous, I thought it was best to pull over. I locked the doors and unrolled my window. The guy pulled up next to me and yelled

“What’s your best price for your car”

I told him $9,000

He said

“I will give you $6,000 in cash right now, but it has to be right now”

A couple of things

Who drives around with 6,000 in cash just in case they see a car they like?
How would I have gotten home if I had taken him up on the offer?

Less than 40 days to go!



Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just a short one

Tonight I am going to try on wetsuits.
If that does not give me material for a blog nothing will.

In other unrelated news I decided to man up, ignore my hamstring pain and just go for it. I went for my first run in a long time and it felt good…..no it felt great!

Apart from that I have taken my training up a couple of notches this week doing double sessions every day.

Look what happens when you have a big cup of toughen the f up…..