Thought I would do an update since we are in the throes of Ironman training.
Since Taupo Half I took it easy for a couple of weeks and then got my head around Ironman training at the start of January.
Training so far has been in a heat wave and going well. Wednesday long runs after work have been a bit tough in the heat but I am making use of all the free water around Auckland so am keeping hydrated.
We have done a couple of super long rides including one on the IMNZ course in the weekend which reminded us how brutal that road can be. Note to self: don't ride on Broadlands Road during the week, the passing trucks are slightly terrifying and I almost got blown off several times.
Other than that it was a good weekend of training and I raced the Erin Baker triathlon at Kinloch which I have always thought about doing but never done it. Sadly my wingman The Hammer was out with a tummybug but at least that was one less person to beat me. Because it's a multi-lap course it's hard to tell what place you are - I asked someone who I thought would be reliable what place was I in and he said he thought 3rd which was a plesant surprise. He then changed it to 5th next time around (no-one had passed me) and it turned out I was 4th. I was hoping for a top 5 so that suited me fine. My friend LCW came 4th last year in 2 minutes slower than my time and went on to do 10.07 at IMNZ so hopefully it's a good sign for me as well.
|My name is Marvin|
|Hoover meets Marvin|
|Proof that the Broadlands Road plane really does exist. How did it get there? Did it fly there? What does it do now? So mysterious|
|Celebrity spotting in Taupo. |