Posts from ‘December, 2010’

December 27 – The Lake Hayes Tri

Well if my ambition was to break 1 hour 30, I failed miserably. I was just a bit over 1.41 by my own stop watch (haven’t seen the official results yet) so that’s a bit disappointing. But may I say there a few mitigating factors. It was not windy but it was really wet. The [...]

December 26 – Merry Christmas

I spent a very unenergetic Christmas Day with absolutely no exercise except for a very slow after-lunch stroll for half an hour or so. But isn’t that what tapering is supposed to be about! Like most of us, I had a lot to eat, but didn’t do too badly on the booze – just a [...]

Bay of Plenty Times Article

Link to article in the Bay of Plenty times on Christmas Eve, “Half ironman not about the speed, says TVNZ newsman”. http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/local/news/half-ironman-not-about-the-speed-says-tvnz-newsman/3935225/

December 22

I’m back in Mt Maunganui for a few days before heading south for Christmas. With no TV commitments, it’s been great to put in some serious work on the course in the last few days. On Monday, I had a 4 hour ride and a 2 hour run, Tuesday was a 2 hour ride and [...]

Dec 16

It’s been quite a hard week so far with more to come. On Monday I did 3 km at Parnell pools, then took a break, came back late in the afternoon for another kilometre and then ran for 45 minutes off the back of that. On Tuesday it was an indoor cycling session at Les [...]

December 9 – The week after the Tinman

I’ve worked pretty hard this week after the Tinman. My performance in the race suggested I need to put in a few hard sessions. So on Monday I did a 2 hour 10 min run in Cornwall Park, on Tuesday I did 75 minutes around Takapuna and Devonport before doing the 1 km Beach Series [...]

Interview with Triathlon NZ

December 6 – Tinman Update – photos

My colleagues at tvnz.co.nz very kindly (!) posted this on the company’s website. It expresses my feelings about the race rather succinctly … especially as the interview was conducted shortly after the race when I was bit vulnerable. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/peter-williams-completes-triathlon-has-siesta-3945553 Thank you also to Paul Garratt for the photos below.

December 5 – The Tinman

I made it. It was, frankly, a hell of a struggle. It took me 3 hours 40 minutes but I beat a couple of other competitors home. All it’s done is make me realise how tough the Half Ironman will be. It’s quite frightening to think that what I did today was actually less than [...]

December 4

I had started my latest dispatch on Wednesday night, December 1, with the idea of finishing it later that night when I arrived in Greymouth again for the remembrance service for the miners. However, it was late when I got there and then Thursday was very busy .. and I was travelling from 6 am [...]