2015 July – October: Patella Tendonitis
2016 January – current: Achilles Tendonitis
December and January. Always a busy time of year. I spent some tough hours at the beach, on holidays near Byron Bay visiting Grandparents, camping with friends, and fitting in some solid training!
Training is going really well under guidance of coach Tim. I am very keen to see where the fitness stands when I race Geelong 70.3 this weekend in a smoking hot field. I am starting to freshen up now for the race and can't wait to dig in!
Just a quick update from the last couple of weeks. I raced at the Moreton Bay Triathlon on 29 September, then backed up for a week of competing in athletics and cycling at the Australian Uni Games on the Gold Coast. As Moreton Bay was only 2 weeks after the Sunshine Coast 70.3, I was unsure how my legs would respond.
I had a solid swim exiting the water in second, 10 seconds behind Joey Lampe. I then rode fairly strongly but the gap opened up to about 45 seconds to Lampe. On the run I felt really flat and was missing the usual spring in my step. I finished 3rd overall in quite an average performance.
Lesson learnt: I need 3 weeks to recover after a 70.3 event.
At Uni Games I was not surprisingly flat again all week. I was pretty disappointed in my performances but I did enjoy myself and have a fun week. By the end of my time on the Gold Coast I started getting really sick. I suffered a cold/virus for just under 2 weeks. I have spent many days in bed and I am now finally starting to feel better again.