Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jailbreak Half Distance Triathlon

It has been quite a long time since I last posted, but I have been very busy with work, travelling, and trying to fit in my training and family time on my days.

Things have now settled quite well in Cape Town and my wife and children absolutely love it out there, which makes my life much easier when I need to concentrate on work.

Training has been going well, although I must say I have missed some of the double daily sessions on my schedule as I try to workout early in the morning  (5am-6:30am) to leave the rest of the day to work and family in the late afternoon.  My wife and I sometimes go to the gym together at the end of the day, and when we do that I am then able to fit in my second workout session, but it doesn’t happen as often as I would like it to.

I have not raced since the Barcelona triathlon in July, and I am feeling the bug again.  I had planned a race in Mauritius, but had to cancel it due to an unplanned trip to Mozambique for work. My wife then decided we weren’t going to Sun City to race the 11Global triathlon…but I am sticking to my schedule and will fit one more race before the end of the year – JAILBREAK

2.2Km Swim – 88 KM Bike – 22Km Run are the distances I will have to cover, and I am comfortable with all of them but the swim! I am still not where I want to be in my swimming.  My 2013 schedule is quite tough with Ironman South Africa 70.3 in January, Ironman South Africa in April, and Ironman Austria in July, my swimming times need to trim down a lot and I need to dedicate a few more hours to the pool.

My rides in Cape Town are absolutely lovely. I usually get up on Saturday mornings at 4:15am and ride from about 5-9am, going for about 100Kms on a route that takes me through hills to work on my legs, and straights to work on speed. Its a great place to long as the wind is not blowing!

Here are a few photos from my recent rides and runs. I will post something a bit later on with a rae plan for next weekend's Jailbreak.


  1. What is your next race and distance? 
  2. Have you had to cancel any races recently? If so, why?
  3. Do you struggle to balance training and family time? How to you cope/manage real life with this hobbie of ours?

1 comment:

  1. Que envidia de aventura africana Mike!!
    Un abrazo y muchos animos en vustro nuevo reto!!