Welcome to Drag2Zero
Joining the Drag2Zero Team
I absolutely loved the 2017 Race Season and the excitement and promise shown on the bike in triathlons and TTs. Dream come true moment was running out of T2 with Daniela Ryf at Dubai and breaking a 100mile TT record with no previous 100mile ride in the legs.
I am delighted to join Drag2Zero and so far I have been privileged to spend time in the F1 Mercedes Wind tunnel testing with Simon Smart. Simon is happy with where we have my CdA score.. time to get some miles in the legs holding this position! I am also so excited to be using, in my opinion, some of the best equipment in the business:
- Scott Plasma 5
- ENVE SES 7.8 wheel-set
- Drag2Zero Disc
- Drag2Zero TT Carbon custom front end
- Endura QDC Drag2Zero Tri Suit
- Endura Aeroswitch Drag2Zero Helmet
Christmas in Japan
My brother and his wife welcomed Adrian into the World in the New Year. They are living in Japan so we spent the holidays together as a family exploring the delights of Japan in Winter.
I took 3 weeks off structured training after my Ironman debut in Barcelona.. I then had a solid 8 week block at home in Norfolk before heading to Japan with plenty of run focus.
Japan’s weather was a little uncertain so my coach and I took the decision to not take the bike so we had a festive period full of running (and some swimming). The run legs were putting some strong sessions together without the stress of the bike and I was confident to keep building the mileage and recovering happily with all the family. Spectacular runs included a loop round lake Kawaguchi at the base of Mount Fuji and around the 5km run loop at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
Lanzarote Training Camp
Nikki Bartlett and I took the trip to Tri Sports Lanzarote early January to get 10 good days of training in ahead of Ironman70.3 Dubai. On reflection my coach and I agreed this was the strongest 10 day block I have put together.. and for me brilliant fun with Nikki, perfect company! I was excited to see where I would be at our opening race of the season. Here is a little look how I structure my days on training camp;
- 7.00am wake up and grab Alan’s bircher out of the fridge (prep night before)
- 7.10am avoid guys with the flu making breakfast
- 8.00am 1 hour Technical Swim post warm up hot tub chatting with Nikki all things Kona
- 9.30am snack.. Yvonne’s infamous eggs, banana and currants.. just mix and heat!
- 10.30am 3 hour Endurance Bike with overgear work solo
- 1.30pm Torq recovery & post bike stretches
- 2.00pm lunch out in the sunshine
- 2.30pm Sleep while Nikki indulges in more Netflix!
- 4.00pm pre run snack and catch up with the family ♥
- 5.00pm 1 hour Tempo Run.. Nikki had the aid stations covered and Joe Skipper was supporting from the other end of the phone!
- 6.30pm Runners Recovery Yoga
- 7.00pm dinner
- 8.00pm Torq recovery hot chocolate and Netflix
My opening race of the season didn’t set the world a light! I always race full of ambition and I have a lot more to showcase
♥ Swim was a super choppy, turbulent fight for our lives! I was proud to be in touching distance of Ellie Salthouse and Anne Haug, in and amongst the surfers paradise
♥ The position on the bike will treat me very well this season.. I just need to get cracking on with the mileage
♥ Run power (yep power, Mark and I are working with Stryd) was on point for the first hour to be getting closer to a 1.26 half marathon
Thank you to everybody who reached out post Ironman70.3 Dubai and I hope I have answered all your wonderings.. regarding my slightly “uninspiring” bike split, my run performance and how I felt about finishing 6th..
And on the horizon..
Águilas in Spain is on the horizon with my coach Mark Pearce and training partners also under Mark’s “intelligent” guidance! We have 2 x 10days blocks this month and in March.
We are then jetting off to visit family in Texas as I head back to IM70.3 Texas, where I am excited to be the returning Champion, and 3 weeks later racing the North American Ironman Championships at the Woodlands, Texas.
Happy swimming, biking and running to all family, friends and followers..
A very special request from “I would never do a triathlon” friends.. I am going to start vlogging, will keep you posted!