The “Alexander Special” by craig08
September 24, 2009, 6:18 pm
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We have been in Hawaii a little over a week now. My training is going really well, and I think I am right on track. My family is enjoying staying here at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa, and I am enjoying Chef Eric and Chef Rubens   “Alexander Special” meals each night.

The trade winds have been coming up and dropping every few days, making for a variety of training conditions.The “Vog” hung around all day today, so we weren’t treated to a fantastic Hawaiian sunset tonight.

Every day more athletes are rolling into town and Alli Drive is getting busier. I rode to Hawi today with Luke McKenzie, Jo Lawn and her husband Armando, Dede Greisbaur and Charlotte Paul, and ran into Torrenzo up there.

Craig



R and R by craig08
September 22, 2009, 1:32 pm
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The Alexanders all went to the pool for an early swim. Lucy did 12 laps too, what a star.

We met the Staff at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay and had a group photo and then had lunch by the pool with the Sales and Marketing Managers.

After a massage, and a little stretching I’m taking the rest of the day off.

Early start tomorrow, for a 5:30 Tee off. I’m playing 18 holes on the Sheraton course with the local pro. I hope to break 90.

Craig



Training in Hawaii. 3 weeks out by craig08
September 20, 2009, 5:27 am
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My family and I have made it to Hawaii and I am now training with a surprising large number of Ironman athletes already here in Hawaii.

It appears everyone wants a jump start on acclimatising to Hawaii’s heat and humidity.

At this time in 3 weeks we will be 2 hours into the race. That makes it sound close, so I’d better get back to my real job of training.

Train safe,

Craig



Muskoka IM 70.3: the confidence of another win by craig08
September 14, 2009, 7:57 pm
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Australia’s reigning Hawaiian Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander has completed his preparations to defend the crown he captured last year with a blistering win in the Muskoka IM 70.3 event in Canada.

Alexander set a new race record over the 2km open water swim, 94km mountainous ride and 21km run course, finishing over 12 minutes faster than his last years winning time. Alexander produced a trademark sub 3 and a half minute kilometre throughout the half marathon run but it was his bike leg that will have his competitors in Hawaii reaching for another gear.

“Its great to put all that training to the test and confirm that the changes I made to last years preparations are paying off”.

On the bike leg, Alexander was over 10 mins further down the road than this time last year leading into just his third World IM Championship attempt in Hawaii and believes his improvements are more than just incremental.

“I felt really strong all day and was able to run a little quicker off the bike also. Hopefully I can carry this form over to Kona in a few weeks time. This was a great warm up but the hotter the better for me usually so I am keen as mustard to see how fast I can go in the big one.”

Alexander’s half marathon time was 1hr and 11 mins, suggesting he is on track to get under the elusive 2hr 40 min marathon mark in the Hawaiian Ironman event on Oct 10.

Craig Alexanders new website should be launched within the week. Check it out and  follow his progress in the new look/format.



Racing Muskoka IM 70.3 tomorrow by warrendobe
September 13, 2009, 2:41 pm
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Craig Alexander  is racing the Muskoka IM 70.3 tomorrow morning.

Check back again soon to see how his last race plays out before the Ironman World Championships

www.ironmanmuskoka.com/intro.htm



Retul bike fit by warrendobe
September 5, 2009, 2:09 pm
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Recent bike fitout at Retul: