Articles for January 2014

A Lesson in Half Ironman Pacing

Half Pacing

One of the cool things about being a coach is getting data back from athletes and seeing that they have followed instructions perfectly and had great races. One of my athletes gave a master class in race execution at the Tauranga Half on the weekend – setting the fastest age group bike time (2.12) and winning his grade.

Happily he has given permission for me to use his files for the edification/education of all. If you’ve been wondering how power meters can add to your training/racing then this should be helpful.

Tauranga Half Results Analysis

It should come as no great surprise that Cameron Brown won the Tauranga Half, again. It was a decidedly average performance for him. By which I mean that his average time over the last ten years has been 3.54.53 and he recorded 3.54.10 in 2014 (OK – slightly better than average). So only average by his standards.

For those debating course distances – yes the swim was long. But overall the conditions were good. Read on for the usual race analysis