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7 Reasons To Do Triathlon

Every year, I see more and more South Africans take up this wonderful sport and nothing pleases me more. People are motivated to do their first triathlon for many different reasons. Some would like to get in shape and improve their self-confidence, whilst others start triathlon to increase their social circles. Some relish the challenge of training for three completely different sports and do it to show others what is truly possible in life. From […]

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It’s a Mental Game

This past year, I was very fortunate to be able to train for a month leading up to the Olympic Games with Australian triathlon legend, Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack. It was a great honour for me to train with him and I learned a great deal from him. He is such a wonderful, inspirational guy to be around and just oozes a great attitude to life. The most valuable lesson that I learned from Macca was […]

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Triathlon Life Lessons

When I discovered the wonderful world of triathlon, other than being completely hooked from day one, it completely transformed my understanding of sport and the way in which I approached my life. What it has taught me in the past 11 years is invaluable. Triathlon has taught me that the key to self acceptance comes from our ability to persistently grow, improve and challenge ourselves. I have realised that taking on a triathlon does not […]

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Blog Songo.info: Less than 2 weeks to the Grabouw XTERRA

Time is running out! By Steve Bryant The Grabouw XTERRA is less than two weeks away and the pressure is mounting. The cold night sweats are starting and the dreams of missing the start, or forgetting the bike leg, or losing the bike are starting. Thoughts of “am I mad?” and “what have I done?” cross my mind when I go for a 6km run and feel like I’m going to die and I haven’t […]

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Triathlon beginner Ceejae Miller, Part Ten

The verdict is…. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about the “logical explanation” regarding compression gear. If you missed it… Click here I took this project very seriously and bought myself compression recovery gear that very day. I bought the full leg compressport pants and wore them religiously after every training session! I could really notice the difference in my recovery time and the intensity which I could train the very next day, […]

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Triathlon beginner Ceejae Miller, Part Nine

It’s not what you know… This past week was another first for me… I had to take Sade for its first service (yes… that’s right… I’ve named my road bike… don’t judge!). Two weeks ago when I bought my racer from Cycle Lab in Westlake I received the most awesome service from Dylan and his wonderful staff. Not only were they helpful but spoke to me in “novice cyclist” terminology and even invited me to […]

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Triathlon beginner Ceejae Miller, Part Eight

I Did It! I DID IT, I DID IT, I DID IT! I participated in my first real triathlon…and I LOVED IT! This past weekend was the Freshpak Fitness Festival in Clanwilliam. I took advantage of this weekend and invited six of my friends to a pre-birthday weekend away to camp at the Clanwilliam dam. The weekend started off early Friday afternoon when we headed off out of Cape Town. The drive was long and […]

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Triathlon beginner Ceejae Miller, Part Seven

Numbers, numbers, numbers 7 weeks of training 36 exercise sessions 7 minutes off my 5km 100kms PLUS have been accumulated on a bike 50kms on my BRAND new road bike (which I bought on Thursday last week) R9600 spent on new equipment (goggles, road bike and tri suit) MEMORIES I HAVE GAINED ON THIS ADVENTURE SO FAR AND WILL NEVER FORGET… PRICELESS!!!! We are seven weeks into the 12 week TRI-Fit programme at SSISA and […]

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Triathlon beginner Ceejae Miller, Part Six

Reaching goals one step at a time This past week was our fifth week of training, and it included our first session of brick training. Brick training is when you perform two disciplines straight after each other. If you had asked me five weeks ago to come for a cycle and run, my response would be… “Well which would you like me to do, cycle OR run?” This Saturday however we attempted our first brick […]

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Blog: My XTERRA dedicated to Songo.info

How much is enough? I’m not a Doctor so I’m sure there are better qualified people out there, who have dedicated their lives to understanding the impact the flu virus has on our bodies at a molecular level. I’m also sure that even those scientists would all agree that most people recover and respond to this virus differently. I’ve heard many people ask how long they need to allow for proper recovery after illness/injury/racing etc., […]

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