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An easier week

Posted by Bryan Hamann on Wednesday, February 12, 2014,
This Sunday, I will be doing a half-Ironman. It's not an official one with the Ironman trademark and all that, it's a locally organised half-Iron distance event, called the Prestige Ultra Triathlon.

It will be my longest race thus far, except for the "mock Half-Ironman" I did in December.

I expect this to go a lot better as I am in a lot better shape now and my training has been substantially more.

I am backing my training off a little this week, so that I am not too exhausted when I have to be ...
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Is a wetsuit really necessary?

Posted by Bryan Hamann on Monday, November 4, 2013,
When I first signed up for Ironman, the thing that scared the crap out of me and really created a lot of doubt was the swim. I have worked really hard on my swimming over the last couple of months and have gone from barely being able to do 100m to now relatively comfortably being able to do 2500m without stopping.

But, to get back to the question posed as the title of this post, is a wetsuit really necessary? I would say yes, well at least for most of us mere mortals. Firstly, a wetsuit makes ...
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