I still can’t believe it’s real! I am going to Australia to represent Great Britain!
5,000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes from 46 nations will be heading to Queensland for the final race of the 2018 season and I am one of them!
In just 6 weeks, I will be racing in Australia wearing my trisuit with pride – today it’s making its way to the local printers, Oliver Signs in Burghfield to have the logos printed on it. Now that is exciting! I will do my sponsors proud!
Training has been going well. There have been some early morning starts to get the training in before my day gets going. I have been having a few doubts about my ability this week but those have now gone. I can only do my best!
My swimming is good – but I need to practise a bit more in my wetsuit so I am grateful for the cooler weather. There’s a 50/50 chance that the swim could be non-wetsuit. As I am a strong swimmer, I don’t mind swimming without – let’s hope a shark doesn’t take a fancy to me!
The bike – that’s getting much better. I am feeling very strong on the bike. It’s probably a combination of the training and the excellent work that Pankhurst Cycles did on my bike – switching over my groupsets.
The run – I am working hard on my run. I am doing more interval work to increase my speed. My runs off my bike are feeling easier, stronger and faster. In 6 weeks I should feel much more confident.
I haven’t forgotten about transition, flying mounts and dismounts – those are areas that will get focus in a couple of weeks.
6 weeks and counting – staying fit, healthy and injury free is my priority!
Flights and accommodation have been booked – flying out on 8th September and coming back on 22nd September – super excited. I am going to Oz!
Thank you again for all the kind donations to get me out to Oz – this is real!
GB Triathlete…. whoooah!!!