So far in 2018, I feel like January took up 90% of the year and February 10%. I have no doubt this is a reflection of how jam packed the past month has been!
I began January at a training camp at the AIS in Canberra for three weeks. This block included a very small amount of intensity and a large part of drills, skills and mainly getting back in to the routine of consistent training. There is also the added benefit of great facilities within walking distance as well as having our team of professionals close by and very accessible.
Before I knew it I was back home in Wollongong to celebrate Australia Day by racing the Australia Day Aquathon! Every year this event kick starts the season and harder sessions start creeping in!
Our training schedule has been a little revamped and I can’t pick one session I dread which is a sign I’m loving it. My top five sessions at the moment would have to be:
Bike hill repetitions followed by a short and fast run session on the track
Speed swimming session in the Continental Pool (50m Ocean pool)
Velodrome session on the track bike
Sutherland Criterium – a 30min bike race around 1500m circuit
Sunday long run - because it’s the last session of the week!
I also travelled to Devonport in Tasmania for my first triathlon of the season. It felt good to be back travelling to races although this race did not go to plan and 15km in to the 20km bike leg I got a flat tyre. This was a very frustrating weekend for me but I have quickly moved on and got on with things.
So what’s next?
On March 11th I will travel to Lennox Head for a three week training camp which will include a Mixed Team Relay event and will be followed by St Kilda Oceania Cup on April 8th.
This is also the last block of work for my good friends Charlotte McShane and Ashleigh Gentle who are preparing for the Commonwealth Games in early April!
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