I'm Paul Lavender, I'm from Perth, and I am a runner and triathlete!
I have completed 3 marathons and one half ironman triathlon! Next up is the Dunsborough X-Adventure before another go at the Half Ironman in Busselton in December!
The Man in the Arena - Theodore Roosevelt It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat
What Inspires You
Everything fits around my wonderful family, my wife and 2 young girls. I love running with the Perth Urban Runners, there are some really inspiring people in that group.
My main goals would be completing a full ironman, going sub 3hrs for a marathon, and completing an ultramarathon. All while keeping my wife and daughters happy!
Hydrating well prior to the event, not just during. It is also really important to train the nutrition side of things, not just give it a go in the big races. It is important to find what works for you and your body.