How I prepare for an untrained race

It has pretty much become a habit for me to race without training. After attempting and finishing Iroman 70.3 with one month training. I feel like I can conquer any smaller race with no training as well.

Here are my tips on how I finish the races in one piece.

  1. Always active, always working out as much as I can: I don’t have to do crazy or specific workout just as long as I’m working out consistently through out the year. That’s pretty much how I do it.
  2. Proper nutrition: Always eating a healthy diet. I eat a very clean diet throughout the year and that keeps my body in check.
  3. Sleep: I wish I could say I slept enough. But I’d do much better if I did.

Race day tips: 

  1. On race day I always make sure to start the race off super easy
  2. I don’t sweat it: I show up super confidently without race nerves. I come early, put up a smile, line up with everyone who trained their asses off and take it one step at a time.
  3. I don’t push it until the very very end. Since I haven’t trained specifically for the race, I know I’m not going to pulling any crazy stunts or even think about Personal bests. I have to be realistic, grounded and ensure I finish injury free above all. Always pacing myself very carefully and listening to my body.
  4. I foam roll the day before and morning as much as I can to keep my muscles all nice and loose
  5. Have loads of fun. High five everyone, smile and be good to the volunteers. That kind of Karma will get you through any race in one piece 🙂

Happy racing

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5 days to ironman 70.3 Bahrain

I’m sore  and haven’t tapered yet. Ordered top of the line nutrition and a wrong order arrived. I have been swamped with work and cannot say no to it, because as a freelancer you just can’t refuse work, not at this stage of my life at least.

I’ve trained for this race for under a month. My longest run was the 10k I wrote about around 3 weeks ago. And it wasn’t even fast. I’m trying to sleep more, but it can be challenging.

I have a few ticks up my sleeve and will see how it goes. Humble goal: 6:30, non realistic goal: beating last years time of 6:10 ( which I was kind of in shape for ) and the  unattainable goal under 6 hours.

For now, eat super well, try and get as much sleep as I can and easy workouts. Work load is increasing by the day. That’s good if it was any other time. But that’s life. Throwing curve balls at me. Just have to me focus and deal with it the right way.

To all you tapering. I salute you. See you at the start line.

About Bob

Everyone loves Bob’s parties.

Even before you got there you knew it was going to be great.

Bob would always call you the day before to check you were still coming and to make sure you knew that you could bring someone with you if you wanted to.

bob phone call

Bob would always greet you at the door with a big smile and introduce you to everyone in the room before leaving you to talk to someone who had similar interests.

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Not only did Bob manage to pay attention to me but he also managed to spread himself around the group.

Minions people

I was amazed at the wide variety of people Bob attracted to his parties. His parents and their friends were always there and there were always plenty of children crawling through adult legs.

He always got a DJ who managed to keep everyone happy. One minute we were dancing to “Rock around the clock” and the next I was singing along to my favorite new releases.

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I watched Bob at parties and was always amazed that he was ‘in the moment’ and had focused whoever he was with.

Bob was not a host who was always looking over the shoulder of the guests.

Nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble for Bob.

If you needed something, a drink, anything, he had an uncanny talent for anticipating your needs and turning up just as you were about to try to find whatever you needed.

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At Bob’s parties everyone felt special.

minion special

Bob certainly held awesome parties. He seemed to get a real thrill out of seeing everyone else have a great time.

A little something I learnt from my Les mills Body attack training. Try and be your best most authentic self and you’ll always make others feel just as special. Cause when you’re feeling good, you just can’t help but spread that vibe.

Do you need to be like Bob in any aspect of your life? Work? family? business?

I’ll always think of Bob when I’m teaching classes, coaching, and running my food and smoothie business cause Bob knows that the people are our life blood and the more attention we pay to them, to more special we make them feel, the better we do in life. So Bob is my bar. I wanna be like Bob.