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Maintaining the life-training balance
Maintaining the life-training balance
This blog hopes to focus on the "life" side of the training-life balance that anyone training for triathlon will know can be difficult to juggle. No one really cares what interval set I ran today and how high my heart rate got so I won't try and impress anyone with those stats. Stats make the world go round though so for those who are interested I will have Garmin data available for each training session, most stats i throw around on a saturday night are made up, sadly thats not an option with the garmin so you can be assured at least that aspect of this blog will be honest.

NoRestDays Summary - Thanks to my sponsors...

malcolmclelandby malcolmclelandOct 21st 2012
IĀ'd like to thank my sponsorsĀ... except I havenĀ't got any. I guess thatĀ's something me and Lance Armstrong both have in common now, neither of us have any Tour de France titles to our name either so that pretty much makes us equals. ThatĀ's about my only claim to fame really, I donĀ't have a book thatĀ's made me millions of dollars, but I do have a blog thatĀ's got at least one reader, although mums only reading because she thinks she has too.

A quick summary report from the Garmin website for the 21 days is shown below but I'll break the numbers down into something more meaningful for you all.

23 activities = 9 Rides, 7 Runs, 7 Swims.
674km = 0.17% of the distance to the moon, or the equivalent of Wellington to Auckland.
34.5 hours = 1:40 per day average, or enough time to hard boil 16 eggs individually.
Average Distance 29.3km per day = 1500 return trips to the fridge from the couch.
Max Distance 109km = Length of the Waitaki river
Elevation gain 7,732m = 87% of the way up Mt Everest
Average Speed 19.5kph = top speed of the first car ever built
Average heart rate 141bpm = 72% of max HR or 292,152 heart beats while exercising during the challenge
Calories burnt 21,763 = 40 big macs or 1.9 per day

Over the course of the challenge I've trained in Wellington, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Sydney so next time you use travel or work as a loophole in your training plan have a second think about whether you need to see the desert menu, just because you're putting it on the work Visa doesn't mean you deserve it.

Thanks for reading, its been a pleasure. Next challenge is the 3.3km ocean swim from Russell to Paihia with Ben Richmond in 2 weeks time, watch this space.

NoRestDays Summary - Thanks to my sponsors...
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