I kicked the month off with a trip back home to Launceston for the final time before heading overseas for a few months to catch up with family and friends and for just a little bit of time to relax. The training didn’t ease off much but after Mooloolaba I was able to fit in a nice long block of training before my next race in Chengdu so we had to make the most of the somewhat uninterrupted month and get down to business and work my butt off.
I arrived back to Wollongong on the same day as the rest of the Wizards that raced in Auckland WTS–what a race that was. It’s great to watch my training partners up there and performing well with a podium for Aaron and 5th for Ryan in a 3 way Australian battle for third along-side Dan Wilson. I can’t wait to be up there racing in the WTS alongside these guys and the rest of the world’s best! Not long after the Australian Commonwealth Games team was announced and these three were named. It’s really exciting to have both Aaron and Ryan racing and I wish them all the best for the Games, also to Dan Wilson, Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Ashleigh Gentle
After a bit of a wet/ stormy period in Wollongong the weather was at its best (nearly) for April which made for an enjoyable Easter and following week Spent with a visit from my girlfriend. Sadly the Easter bunny hadn’t received my new address so I had to go buy my own Chocolate eggs, and a bunny, and a few more eggs… I did put on some weight this month, but that’s not related to my Easter eating habits, I promise. It’s all muscle for sure. I am swimming well now anyway so either way, it’s working.
I am writing this on a fight to Hong Kong on my way to Chengdu for my first World Cup triathlon so I’m excited and looking forward to taking a step forwards and racing this next level of athletes. I have a day free in Chengdu before leaving on my way to Vitoria-Gastiez, so I’m open to any advice on how to spend my Sunday post race from anyone in the know!
Till next time,