This is my training blog for the Gold Coast Peaks Challenge (GCP).

I plan to do the following:


  • ride 9-11 hours a week, following online coach Crankpunk’s ‘PowerUP’ training plan;
  • volleyball (2 hour training on Sunday; 1 hour game on Monday; occasional 2 hour training on Thursday);
  • gym 3 times a week (combination of deadlift, squat, bench press, shoulder press, Yates bent rows); and
  • occasional run and occasional Friday lunch bootcamp


  • high carbohydrate, low protein, low fat.
  • mostly plant-based. most calories from grains, starches and beans (oats, rice, potato, legume)
  • (occasional meat and seafood)


Let’s get this done!!